During a regularly scheduled meeting on June 27, the Iowa-Missouri Conference executive committee elected Lee Rochholz to serve as ministerial director.

“Lee has consistently demonstrated servant leadership, concern for fellow pastors, and a strong commitment to evangelistic ministry,” said Robert Wagley, who served as ministerial director until becoming executive secretary last September. “Members in all of Lee’s churches have been blessed by his good counsel and involvement in many aspects of church life, including strong support for Christian education.”

Rochholz has served as pastor in Columbia, Missouri since 2015. He had previously served as pastor in Council Bluffs from 2008-2011 and Cedar Rapids from 2011-2015. He was ordained in 2012.

Rochholz sees his appointment as a shift in focus for his ministry rather than a promotion and plans to bring his passion for discipleship to his new role. “There is nothing I love more than helping people identify the gifts God has given them so they can use them for His glory,” he said. “One of my goals as ministerial director will be to help each pastor discover their niche and focus on areas of ministry they are passionate about. Jessica and I will do everything we can to support them in their ministries and help them be successful.”

Rochholz is joined in ministry by his wife, Jessica. They have two children Grayce (6) and Luke (4).