Elders & Staff

Our leadership team is here to serve our community and help make disciples for God's kingdom.


Founding Senior Pastor

Dan Lorentzen is our senior pastor. He and his wife, Terri, founded The Rock Church of the Quad Cities in 2002. Pastor Dan is driven by grace to love people as Christ loves us.  His main desire is to encourage and promote believers to grow to maturity in the kingdom of God.  He is committed to raising up a house of believers that honor and please God with their lives. Pastor Dan and Terri have two children and four grandchildren - whom they love to spoil. 

Email: danny@rockchurchqc.com

Josiah Lorentzen

Lead Pastor/Elder

Josiah Lorentzen is our lead pastor. He owned and operated different businesses for 15 years until feeling called to leave them all for full-time ministry. He has been in ministry for 6 years now and is currently pursuing a M.Div from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to his general pastoral responsibilities, he loves to golf and spend time with his beautiful wife, D’Ann, and their two children - Selah and Chaynan.

Email: josiah@rockchurchqc.com

Terri Lorentzen

Teacher/Women's Ministry Leader

Terri Lorentzen is one of the Teaching Pastors at The Rock. She oversees the women's ministry WAR and the amazing team of women leaders. She and her husband, Dan, founded Rock Church in 2002. Her passion is helping to equip God's people for the work of ministry as we all grow and become more like our Savior, Jesus. Terri has been married to Pastor Dan for 40 years and they have 2 children, Josiah and Tifani, 2 bonus in-law children, D'Ann and Sinan. They have 4 grandchildren: Selah, Chaynan, Braylan and Zayne.

D'Ann Lorentzen

Children & Youth Director

D'Ann Lorentzen is the Director of Children and Youth ministries at Rock Church. She has been a congregant since 2003.  D'Ann has a vision to see children have a deeper understanding of the word of God and to make it come alive in their everyday lives. Her desire is to see the character of Christ be formed in each child through community, the Word of God and the Gospel. She is married to Pastor Josiah and loves spending time together with their children - Selah and Chaynan. 

Email: d'ann@rockchurchqc.com

Sinan Gocmen


Sinan is an Elder at Rock Church. Outside of his Elder duties, Sinan is a chiropractor and loves being able to help people lead a healthy lifestyle. He has been married to Tifani for 10 years and loves being a father to his two boys, Braylan and Zayne. Sinan’s mission is to serve the church, its body, and disciple its members to further God’s kingdom for His glory.

Email: gocmen.sinan@gmail.com

Keith McAlpine


Keith is an Elder at Rock Church. His life is focused on bringing glory to God through ministry, cell groups, and other Rock Church operations. He has been married for nearly 20 years and has a strong vision for a people with unshakable, evident love for God, a bold, trusting heart for the ministry that Jesus calls them to, and a reliance on the Holy Spirit for comfort, strength and relationship. He and his wife, Kendra, have four children - Alex, Jesse, Nathan & Teagan.

Email: mcalpinekeith@gmail.com

Alyssa Brems


Alyssa Brems is the part-time administrator for Rock Church. She keeps everything organized and running smoothly. She also volunteers with our Children & Youth Ministries. She has been a member of the church since October 2020. Her full time job is a middle school PE/Health teacher. She also has a huge passion for coaching - especially basketball. Alyssa wants to continue sharing the loving-kindness of Christ with everyone who crosses her path. Her desire is for everyone to recognize their own need for a Savior because nothing/nobody else will truly satisfy. 

Email: alyssa@rockchurchqc.com

Sam Thompson

Worship Leader

Sam is the worship leader at Rock Church. He began leading worship in November of 2021. Coming from a family that sang & recorded in a southern gospel trio, he got his start in music at a young age. Sam’s father served in their home church by providing the sound systems and running sound for services. This is where Sam picked up his love and passion for AV. Sam went on to travel in Live Production for 10 years before landing in the Quad Cities. His passion sits firmly in honoring our Lord Jesus Christ with his gifts and talents. Sam is responsible for both our worship team and music selection, as well as systems director for the Audio Visual Department.  

Email: worship@rockchurchqc.com