• wes & beth modder

    LEAD pastor

    Pastor Wes serves as the Lead Pastor of The Rock. He received degrees from North Central University, Bethel Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pastoral Studies, and has ministered as a youth pastor, college pastor, assistant pastor, and senior pastor in Minnesota and Chicago. Prior to moving to Illinois, he and his family served on active duty as a US Navy Chaplain and retired in 2016 after 21 years of service. Beth grew up in Southern California and worked in the hospitality industry until she and Wes started a family. Since then, she's been homeschooling for 9 years and now serves as the Executive Assistant of Rock Church Chicago. They have four amazing children: James, Julia, Joy, and Jana.

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  • EF & JOE estela

    worship arts pastor

    EF Estela serves as the Worship Arts Pastor. She was born and raised in Chicago, and committed her life to Christ at an early age. After graduating from high school, she attended North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she received her B.A. degrees in Music Performance and Intercultural Studies in 2005. She began serving in ministry and was licensed with the Assemblies of God in 2006 and ordained in 2018. EF and her husband, Joe, have been married since 2006, and are blessed with two children: Lorenzo and Adaline.



    Youth Directors

    Bob and Carolyn serve as the Rock Youth directors. They have been involved in various student ministries for over 15 years, serving as directors for Royal Family Kids Camp and camp counselors for Illinois Student Ministries.

  • karlton & sonja gilton

    Men's ministry & community pastor

    Karlton was born and raised in the south side of Chicago and serves as the Discipleship Pastor and coordinator for the Men’s Ministry. He committed his life to Christ as a student at Southern Illinois University and became very active in the Chi Alpha campus ministry and church in Carbondale, IL. Karlton answered God’s call to ministry during his junior year at SIU and upon graduation, served at his childhood church, West Point Missionary Baptist Church, where he was licensed and ordained as a minister. Karlton’s primary passion is to help people on their journey to grow in Christ through discipleship. He and his wife Sonja have been married since 2005 and have four children: Princess, Syrah, Samuel, and Solomon.

  • amy beckberger

    communications director

    Amy serves as the Communications Director. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and knew from an early age that she wanted to follow Christ and be involved in ministry. After high school, she went to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL, where she received her degree in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology in 2016. She also serves on the worship team and enjoys assisting Pastor EF, as well as serves as a youth leader.



We have a passion for people--both in our city and in our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers who are always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others!