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Liz

Schauerte

Worship Leader

Liz has been leading worship from the age of 15 and has an amazing ability to lead God's people in praise. She is from New York, the wife of our Pastor, and has two children, Haven & Malachi.

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Jimmy Schauerte

Lead Pastor

Jimmy was born in New York and raised in California. He spent seven years on the foreign mission field pastoring at a church and directing a Bible College in Spain before moving back to the State to Plant Roots.

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Rich

Ortiz

Associate Pastor

Rich has been serving the Lord for over 25 years and pastored a church in the Bronx for 9 of those years. He and his wife have three children and one grand child.

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Daisy

Avalos

Children's Ministry

& Finance

Born in Ecuador, Daisy moved to NYC at 5 years old and has never left. She has an amazing heart for kids, the City, and to step in and serve wherever she's needed. 

Alec

Dominguez

Creative Director

Photography & Videography

Alec Grew up as a missionary in Mexico as the child of a church planter. God burdened his heart for the City several years back while on a mission trip so he packed up and moved here in 2016.

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Kaylie

Acuna

Creative Director

Art & Design

Kaylie loves art and creativity! She uses her gift to glorify God with every chance she get. She has a heart for New York City and loves pouring into other women.

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Zu

ofoegbu

Campus Minister

Eden: St. John's University

Zu was born in Los Angeles, California and spent part of his childhood in Nigeria . He is one of the founders of Eden, the College Ministry of Roots Church, has his own clothing line, and loves all things creative.

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Caleb

Merlain

Campus Minister

Eden: St. John's University

Caleb is from New Jersey and has loved the Lord from a very young age. He grew up in church and is an incredibly grifted musician. Caleb is one of the founders of Eden, and has a passion for collegiate ministry.

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Danielle

Ramsey

Administrator

Danielle takes care of all correspondence matters at Roots Church. She has a passion for discipleship and seeing women grow and flourish in Jesus.

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Hannah

Stinson

Director of Outreach

Hannah grew up in Washington State and has made New York City her home. She Graduated from St. John's University and is currently pursuing her Masters at Columbia University. She is passionate about Jesus and people.

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