Staff and Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at Christ The Rock Lutheran Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Rev. Jacob P. Heine - Senior Pastor

    Jacob was born and raised in Michigan where he received his BA degree from Western Michigan University in the area of history. He received his MDiv from Concordia Seminary in 2006. He served his vicarage (internship) at Ascension Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas (2004-2005). Jacob has served 3 previous parishes: Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Delmar, New York (Assistant Pastor, 2006-2011), Christ Lutheran Church - Lincoln, Nebraska (Associate Pastor, 2011-2013), and Trinity Lutheran Church - Columbia, TN (Sole Pastor, 2013-2016). Jacob has served as Senior Pastor of Christ The Rock since 2016. Contact Pastor Heine Here.

  • Doreen Peterson - Preschool Director

    Doreen is not only our Preschool Director, but she is our Preschool Teacher as well. She is from the Rockford area, a graduate of Rock Valley College, and is an active member of CTR. Doreen has been a blessing to many children as their teacher over the last 18 years. The children's smiles fill our hallways as they come to school and love their class with Mrs. Peterson! 

    Contact Doreen Peterson Here.

  • Tammy Modrzejewski - Office Administrator

    Tammy feels God has placed her at CTR (again) to utilize her office skills for God's glory. When you call or stop in you will be greeted with a smile and a warm hello. She keeps our office records organized, prepares our reports and paperwork for worship, and assists the Church and Preschool Administration.

    Tammy has been married to her husband and best friend Todd for 30 years. They have four children, who were all confirmed here at CTR. She is also a grandmother of 5. Her leisure hours are spent taking care of her parents who reside with her, enjoying her grandchildren, gardening, and sitting on the deck watching her Koi pond. 

    Contact Tammy Here.

  • Donna Hood - Music Director/Pianist


  • Curtis Wudtke - Choir Director


  • Sue Harder - Preschool Assistant