Born in Rockford, but raised in the small town of Byron, Pastor Jared Katke is a 1998 graduate of Christian Life College in Mt. Prospect Illinois with a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Theology and a minor in Youth Ministries. Apart from the time away at college, Pastor Jared has attended Rock Church since 1988, joining the staff in the fall of 1998. Soon after he was licensed at Rock Church with the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies and ordained in 2003.
As pastor in charge of adult ministries, Pastor Jared has direct supervision over the Personal Touch (P.T.) Groups, our cell group ministry, as well as men’s and women’s ministry and all adult education classes which meet on both Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. He also oversees the church’s maintenance department. Pastor Jared’s favorite Bible verse is 2 Timothy 3:16,17: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Married to Kristina in 1996, The Katke’s have three daughters, Hannah (1998), Emma (2002), and Abigail (2005). Besides spending time with his family, Pastor Jared enjoys hiking, hunting and fishing.