Pastors & Staff

Micah Ellington

Lead Pastor

Pastor Micah was called to ministry at the age of 16. Since then, he has served in various roles in the ministry. He desires to see people come to know the Lord and grow in their relationship with Him. He and his wife, Sarah, have four beautiful daughters. (Yep, he’s a proud Girl Dad!) Before moving to Pooler, Pastor Micah, Sarah, and their girls lived in Alaska for 8 years. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time in God’s creation. He loves all sports, exercise, a good cup of coffee, spending time in the Word, good preaching, and spending time with his family.

John Hallman 

Worship Director

John has been an active member of Rothwell for over 20 years with his wife of 24 years, Shelley. They have a beautiful daughter, Kaelyn. John is a full-time account manager with Eriks North America. He truly loves serving the Lord as a deacon and in any other capacity the Lord sees fit to ask.

Darlene Waters

Admin and Pianist 

Darlene is a native of Pooler. She grew up in a Christian home, came here to Rothwell with her family, and decided to follow Jesus when she was eight years old. She has loved and served Rothwell her whole life. She began playing piano for Sunday School assemblies when she was a young girl and for church services as a teenager. She has helped lead us in worship for 50 years! Darlene has also served various admin roles for many years. When not playing piano or leading here at Rothwell, Darlene loves planning and hosting family celebrations and spending time with her daughter and her son-in-law.

Silvia Frost


Silvia was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She and her husband, Kenny, moved to Pooler in 1978 with their six-month-old daughter after Silvia was asked to serve as organist here at Rothwell. Over the years she has enjoyed helping lead worship through music, working with the children's choir, creating the Young at Heart ministry for the seniors in our church, and serving as director for Women on Mission. Outside of church responsibilities and activities, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Michael Ann Rentz

Ministry Assistant

Michael Ann loves nothing more than helping people! God wired her to be an encourager and a helper and she utilizes those gifts here at Rothwell. She grew up in Georgia, married her high school sweetheart, and promptly moved to Germany. They (and their 2 kids) spent a total of 13 years together in Europe during his 27- year Air Force career, then God brought them to Pooler. Michael Ann enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking with her husband. When she’s home you’re likely to find her either in the kitchen (she loves to cook and bake) or in her recliner with a good book and a glass of sweet tea.

Cassandra Rentz


Cassandra has been the custodian at Rothwell since the spring of 2017. She spent much of her childhood in Europe and is passionate about anything related to the United Kingdom. When not working at the church, Cassandra enjoys observing (and frequently rescuing) any form of wildlife that happens to cross her path and obsessing over her four cats. She is fascinated by almost everything and thus goes down new wormholes of research every day.