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 34 years. He is happily married to his wife of 37 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 36 years and are blessed to have four children who have grown up to become their best friends. They came to LRC 28 years ago and immediately knew it was “home.” Mike and Sarah were involved in youth ministry for 21 years, with Mike serving as the youth pastor.  They currently serve as elders and love to work together to encourage the body of Christ and to share God's Word. Their heartfelt desire is to strengthen and support others in their journeys as disciples of Christ.

  • 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 (Riptide)

    Frank & Stephanie Gagliardi, Michael White

  • young adult team (X-Factor)

    Austin Reynolds, Emilee Alexander, & Isaac van Yperen

  • dance ministry

    Elisa Schroth