Laurie Perez
Pastor of Care Ministries
Laurie joined the RCF pastoral team on January 1, 2015, after working part time at the church since 2012. In addition to her role as Director of Care Ministries, she serves as a small group leader and part time large group teacher for our women’s weekly bible study. She also loves serving on the worship team.
Her desire is to see individuals experience the abundant life and freedom that is theirs in Jesus Christ. This desire was born out of her past struggles with unhealthy life choices, loss, and the challenges that come from living in this fallen world. Laurie’s passion and calling express themselves in her commitment to care for the hurting, broken, grieving, lonely, addicted, and aging people of our church body and community, and in sharing the hope that is found in God. She is a Certified Christian Counselor, has her Advanced Study Certificate in Pastoral Care to Women from Western Seminary, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in counseling from Multnomah University.
Laurie is happily married to Mario Perez. They have three children; two adults, Rowland and Ciara (who you’ve probably seen dancing for worship), and one still at home, Christian (a late addition, but definitely planned!). Mario and Laurie are eager to connect with people in our church, our KP4 family, the greater church in Reno, and our community.