Lead Pastors

Rod & Renee Hidalgo

Hi Friends! Thanks for stopping by our page! We'd love to introduce ourselves and hope to meet you soon!

We have a passion to see people genuinely know Christ through experiencing life in authentic community!

Originally from Mexico City, Rod helped his family plant a church in Mexico City when he was still a teenager. He later served as that church's first youth pastor and worship pastor. After moving to the U.S. in 2003, he has continually served in ministry in various roles including youth, worship, missions, and pastoral care. Rod completed his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Universidad del Valle de Mexico in 2002, and later completed an M.A. in Religion with a concentration in Worship Studies from Liberty University in 2010.
Renee grew up in Iowa, and moved to Virginia in 1998 to attend LIFE Bible College East. She received a Bachelor of Theology in 2002, and completed her graduate work from Regent University in 2007, receiving a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Intercultural Studies. She has served in ministry since 2000 in various roles including missions, outreach, college age, small groups, administration, and pastoral care.

We have been married since 2003 and have 3 active and wonderful kids: Camille, Jazelle, and Preston! We are so excited for what God is doing in this new season at Community Life Church, and we hope to see you soon!

--Pastors Rod & Renee Hidalgo

meet our leaders

Matt Moore

Assistant Pastor

I love the Church.  I love that its purpose is to spread healing, hope, and good news. I love that we do that by being kind, by loving others, by helping people, and by telling people about Jesus. And, I love that in my position I get to be a part of helping others do that too.

I hope God will work through me to help expand our reach in the areas He has called us, and I hope to help CLife keep moving our impact outside our building and outside Sunday into our community and the world every day.

Hannah Burnette

Children's Pastor

I love working in children's ministry because I am passionate about pointing kids to Jesus in creative and fun ways. My hope is that every child that comes to Community Life feels known and can experience the love that Jesus has for them.

My heart for community groups is for everyone to have a place to belong and be known. I believe smaller groups are often where deeper spiritual transformation happens!

Haley Smith

Youth Director

I love youth so much! I am a middle school teacher and have an awesome ability to teach and live life alongside our youth kids in and out of school. Knowing Jesus changes everything! These youth years can be tough and lonely without knowing and having a relationship with God, who is our hope. My heart for our youth is that they know Jesus is their friend, companion, and confidence. When they walk with Him, they learn that they are never alone and always have a friend. Our youth are the light in their school, in their homes, and in our world!

Cat Mandsoerfer

High School Director

I had a great experience growing up in kids and youth, and I'm passionate about sharing God's love with our younger generation!

Sergio Lara

Worship Leader

Every time I remember that we were created to praise God, I can't stop thinking about all the things that God has brought into my life! His Grace has undeservedly reached me and there are no words to describe this much love! I am passionate about music and technology! I enjoy being able to worship together as a church, meeting new people, building friendships, spending time together, and being able to experience all that God is through the local church!

Paola Lara

Online Director

I love God and my family. I am God’s daughter, a wife, and a homeschool mom. Technology has become a part of my life and I’m amazed how it brings people together. Let’s use it to bring Him glory! My favorite quote is from C.S. Lewis: “Look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else.” 

Patrick Sims

Ministry Support Director

My heart is to do everything I can to help create an environment that shows people how welcome they are and create a space for people know they are loved and they can belong!

Amy Sims

Hospitality Director

My heart is to create space for each person to encounter God in a unique and creative way. Welcoming people to draw near to Him is what I love to do. Opening doors and breaking down walls to make sure each heart knows that God loves them and is pursuing them is my passion. 

Drew Smith

Media Specialist

“I love to be able to be behind the scenes and troubleshoot technology problems. I love the relationships we build on the media team!”

Natalie Parrish

Children's Ministry Assistant

I love working with the kids at CLife because they are passionate about learning about God and furthering their relationships with him! They are also FULL of energy and I love being surrounded by them!

Church Council Team

Our Church Council Team is elected or ratified by the church membership and shares the responsibility of stewarding the financial resources of the church . They serve by helping run the business aspect of the church.

John Somervell

Dale Henderson

Shannon Honaker

Chad Lard

Luis Gonzalez