Who We Are

Our Church Leadership Team

  • rev. ryan  & Dale young

    Rev. Ryan Young is the Founding Pastor of Living Rock Church and has been serving as its Lead Pastor for 32 years. He is happily married to his wife of 35 years, Dale, and has 2 children and 2 grandsons. Pastor Ryan is actively involved in missions both at home in the US and abroad, in Bolivia and Ukraine. He has a burden for the local church as a primary witness of God to a hurting world. Pastor Ryan currently serves on the Juvenile Diversion Board of Clinton, and is on the Board of The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. SSKP provides over 1 million meals annually to the needy in 11 Connecticut Valley-Shore towns.  His wife, Dale, has served alongside her husband in many of the ministries of the church, encouraging and strengthening others to live out their full potential in God. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, crafting and reading, and spending time with her family.

  • Elders,

    michael & sarah white

    Michael and Sarah have been married for 35 years and are blessed to have four children. They came to LRC 27 years ago and immediately knew it was “home.” They currently serve as elders and love to work together to encourage the body of Christ. They are passionate about God’s Word, love to share it, and have hearts for young people and those who are less fortunate. Their desire is to strengthen and support others in living out their faith, pursuing God's purposes for their lives, and enjoying the abundant life Christ promises. Mike and Sarah stand awed at the goodness of God and are amazed that He has fashioned their lives as an example of delighting in and trusting Him, as they've journeyed with Him and He has molded their lives to shape their desires to match His.

  • men's ministry team

    The men's ministry team is made up of Pastor Ryan, Nelson Vincenty, and Jim Lane. Together they lead a weekly men's BIble study, the monthly men's breakfast, and men's retreat.

  • Women of the rock MINISTRY TEAM 

    Our women's ministry is made up of a team of ladies who oversee various aspects of the ministry.
    Maria Bouffard, Peggy Bartosiak, Liz Marshall, and Sue Terribile. 

  • family ministry

    Nico & Morley van Yperen

  • Prayer Team

    Barbara Lanoue & Pam Simmons

  • Children's ministry team

    Dale Young, Tim & Jess Locke, Jason & Taya Feeney

  • student ministry team

    Michael White, Haley Samodel, Nicolaas van Yperen, Olivia Dennis

  • young adult team

    Michael White, Samantha Doran, Stephanie & Andrew Davis, Landon Potts, Frank & Stephanie Gagliardi, Hunter Bowden, and Chloe Maynard.

  • dance ministry

    Elisa Schroth