Join us for a day where we explore what it means to live out our ROCKHARBOR value of "being family" as a community of leaders.

RSVP By February 3

Find out from Bart SCharrer, our lead pastor, What it's all about

Who Should Attend

Calling all ROCKHARBOR leaders and their families: Join us for a day where we explore what it means to live out our ROCKHARBOR value of "being family" as a community of leaders.

This year we also want to extend a special invitation to our next generation of leaders to be a part of this important day.  We are hosting childcare for birth-kinders, an Elementary Leadership Track for grades 1-5, and a Middle School Leadership Track for students in
grades 6-8.  High school students are invited to participate in the main sessions with their parents.

What to Expect

The day will include corporate worship, teaching from Bart Scharrer and Chad Halliburton, round-table discussions, picnic style lunch, and a sweet treat at the end! Come expecting a fun family atmosphere where you will learn something new about leadership and also spend time with your ROCKHARBOR community.

The Schedule

8:30 am to 9:00 am

Doors open, Registration, Coffee Reception

9:10 am

Opening Welcome - Kit Rae

9:20 am


10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Main Session: Being Family by Bart & Amy Scharrer

Middle School Session: by Hannah Geraci

Elementary Session: by Jesse Kretzu

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


1:15 pm

Main Session: Being Family by Chad Halliburton

Middle School Session: by Hannah Geraci

Elementary Session: by Jesse Kretzu

2:15 pm

Family Updates

2:45 pm

Leader Commissoning

3:00 pm

Dessert Reception on Patio

Age Specific Tracks

Main Session

At RH we are passionate about seeing people become family. This year we will explore our value of “being family” and how that impacts our leadership role within and outside the ROCKHARBOR community. We believe that the church should be welcoming, hospitable and inclusive. Our relationships should extend beyond the surface and be marked by kindness, intimacy, care, and commitment to loving each other.  What are ways we can do this as leaders? What does this look like practically?  These are things we’ll explore together.

Middle School Track

There's something different about the people we call "leaders." When you look at their head, heart, and hands, leaders are set apart from the crowd. Join us as we take a look at those differences and discover what it means to lead with our heads, our hearts, and our hands. Through activities, lessons, and more, we'll learn to be leaders at school, on our teams, and wherever we go.

Elementary Track

Children will experience a mixture of engaging teaching and practical training to inspire, equip, and support them to play their part as young leaders in the school, home and church. Each child will be given tools to serve in both their church family, and their family at home.


Bart & Amy Scharrer

ROCKHarbor Lead Pastor
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Bart is ROCKHARBOR’s Lead Pastor.  He has an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University, MN (2003) and a B.A. in Pastoral Studies with a Youth Minor from North Central University, MN (1990), an Assembly of God college.  Bart is an experienced multi-site leader who strategically and collaboratively works with others to build and grow the team and organization of the church.

Chad & Jenn Halliburton

Rockharbor Mission Viejo Campus Pastor
Main Session

Chad and Jenn have been leading ROCKHARBOR Mission Viejo since its launch in 2009. Chad has been on staff with RH since 1999 and also serves on our all-church elder board.  He is currently about 75% through his Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and hopes to be at 76% before he meets Jesus. Jenn was the director of family ministries at RH before transitioning to directing the Halliburton family ministries.  She has been trained in lay-counseling and inner-healing prayer ministries. The Halliburtons perfect date is a foodie meal off the beaten path and tickets to the theatre.  The “re” in theatre is intentional so you will know they are artsy.

Hannah Geraci

Middle school Leadership track

Hannah Geraci is the LifeGroup Coordinator at Fellowship Monrovia. Since finishing her Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministries from Azusa Pacific University, she now attends Fuller Theological Seminary where she is working on a Masters of Theology and Ministry. Throughout Hannah's experience in ministry she has enjoyed working with junior high and high school students, event planning, undergraduate Residence Life, and various camp ministries. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Hannah enjoys being outside, crafting, cooking, and doing just about anything sports-related.

Jesse Kretzu

Elementary Leadership Track

Jesse has been involved in ministry all his life. Growing up as a pastor’s kid, he learned to love the local church at an early age. He is passionate about creating engaging environments for all ages to experience God at their level. He has become a respected ministry coach around the country and serves on the Southern California Assemblies of God's Children's Executive Team. Jesse graduated from Global University and Hillsong International Leadership College where he studied Theology, Leadership, and Family Ministry.