Sue Southwick attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and then worked at the Denver Athletic Club as Director of Membership for eight years. She married Dave Southwick and moved to Phoenix, Arizona for seven years. They have resided in Vermont since 1994 and have four adult children and two grandchildren. Sue and Dave joined COTR in 1996, and Sue has been involved in many ministry areas including Benevolence, MOPs, Girl's Ministry, Women's Ministry and leading a women's book study group.
Martita Giard was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in New Hampshire. She attended and graduated from Champlain College and moved to Vermont in 1984. She lives with her husband Rich in Fairfield and presently works at OneCare Vermont/University of Vermont Medical Center. Martita joined Church of the Rock in 2005 and has been involved in several ministries including Music Ministry, Finance Committee, Missions, and Board of Elders. Her passions are music, horseback riding, scuba diving, and other water sports. She loves sharing her walk with the Lord with others and making personal connections with people.
Trish gave her heart to Jesus just before her 13th birthday, not realizing what an amazing adventure it would be! It has taken her from coast to coast, and through valleys and victories. She's currently a busy, creative home-schooling mom to Isaac and Naomi, wife to Jack, and an enthusiastic member of the Kid's Ministry Team.
Parks Pearce grew up in Hayti, Missouri then received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas in 2000. He is married to Caitlyn, and they have a daughter named Charlie, and a son named Ashley. Parks currently serves on the Church Board and is involved in the Kids Church ministry. Parks runs an Oil & Gas consulting firm, that is based out of Dallas, TX.
Lynne grew up here in Franklin County Vermont. She had an encounter with Jesus 16 years ago that completely transformed her life. To quote from the movie The Chosen “I was one way.. and now I am completely different. And the thing that happened in between was Him.” Through the years she has become passionate about serving the children and families of our area and helping to encourage and empower them in their relationship with Jesus. She has been in leadership positions within the church body since 2006. She was co-coordinator of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program for 3 years as well as serving in other areas of leadership in the group. She is currently, the Children’s Ministry Director. In her spare time, Lynne enjoys, horseback riding, running, watching hockey, reading, and loves Broadway musicals. She resides in Swanton, with her husband, Josh, 3 amazing daughters, 2 dogs, a horse, and many chickens.