Pastors and Leaders

River Rock is led by caring people who serve to make an eternal difference in Belle Plaine, Jordan and the Southern River Valley area.

River Rock Church is about people who love Jesus coming together to be active in Worshiping, Encouraging, Learning and Loving. Every ministry volunteer matters and may not be listed here on this page. Contact Pastor Chris if you are looking for more information about one of our ministries and the ministry coordinator contact information.

Rev. Chris Teien

Lead Pastor, Founder

Before becoming a full time Pastor Chris worked for eight years in the optical industry at a corporation in Minnetonka while serving as a member at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie. Chris has been a full-time pastor since 1996 and has served at First Baptist Church in Forest City, Iowa and Chisholm Baptist (BGC) in Chisholm, Minnesota before moving to Belle Plaine in 2001 to start River Rock Church.

Chris has been married to Julie since 1987 and they were blessed with three adult children and four grandchildren.  Chris is passionate about helping people find Jesus and live the “Christ Centered Life” and tries to proclaim God’s awesome message of salvation, grace and hope in a real and relevant way.

He received the majority of his formal ministry training and degrees from Crown College and Moody Bible Institute. He is licensed and ordained with the Christian & Missionary Alliance.

Pastor Dan Jetto

Associate Pastor of Worship and Growth Groups

Click here to Email Pastor Dan

Dan and his family moved from Waconia to Jordan to help start River Rock Church. Dan and his wife Becky have four adult children and seventeen grandkids. Dan and Becky’s life experience help them to lead some of River Rock’s Growth Groups including the FaithBuilders group. Dan  is graduate of Crown College.

River Rock Church Ministry Coordinators

  • Women’s Ministry Coordinator – Carolina Stiemke
  • Men’s Ministry Coordinator – Chris Teien
  • Jr/Sr High Youth Group – Shawn Phillips
  • Student Bible Quizzing – Pat Stiemke
  • Kids Adventure Club – Becky Jetto
  • Children’s Church/Sunday School – Holly Yattaw
  • Nursery Coordinator – Julie Teien
  • Worship Team – Dan Jetto
  • Elder Team – Dan Jetto, Pat Stiemke, Chris Teien
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