Welcome to Image Church Staff Page. All of our staff listed below have a unique story on how they came to know Jesus. They are all called to help others know about the truth and to have a personal relationship with our Savior. Click the links below to know a little more about each person.
Chris Rhodenhizer »
Chris Rhodenhizer serves as our Lead Pastor. Chris committed his life to following Jesus when he was 17 and sensed a call to ministry soon after. He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Religion; although he strives not to be “religious”. He and his wife Krista have four kids: Madelyn, Liam, Ava, and Koen. Chris is a native of the Washington D.C. Metro area and has been in ministry for over a decade. Chris’s passion is to preach the Gospel of the Bible, to lead people to see that it still relates to their lives, and more importantly, that it has the power to change their lives. His vision is to see a community of people reflecting the image of Jesus both locally and globally.
Tim White »
Next Gen Pastor
Tim White serves as our Next Generation Pastor. He and his wife Shannon have four kids Brianna, Brooke, Samuel, and Logan . Although Tim did not grow up in church, he came to follow Christ as an adult, which fuels his passion to see the next generation of students and children follow Jesus Christ. Tim’s vision is to reach and equip children and their families to reflect the image of Jesus.
Brian Shifflett »
Brian Shifflett serves as our Worship Pastor. Brian graduated from Liberty University with Bachelor's degrees in business and religion. He has a passion to lead God’s Church to worship Him through music and arts. He committed his life to following Jesus while he was a teenager and sensed God’s call on his life while leading worship at Image. Brian’s vision is to lead people to reflect the Image of Jesus by making His name famous!
Russ Perkins »
Russ Perkins serves as our Communities Pastor. This is his second career he comes to Image after more than 20 years in the US Army. He is a graduate of North Georgia College and Troy State University where he earned both bachelors and master degrees. He and His wife Shannon have three children and all live in Stafford VA. Russ began his journey with the redeemer in the early years of his life in uniform. His passion - personal life on life discipleship, His vision - to see Image Church raise up mature spiritual labors who reflect and reproduce Jesus character and practice.
Laura Pennington »
Laura Pennington serves as business manager at Image Church. Laura has been at Image from the beginning and started working for the Church about a year after it’s birth. She graduated from Lynchburg College with a Bachelor's degree in accounting and has two handsome sons, Elijah and Gage. She is committed to the mission of Image and to following Jesus.