Our Pastors and Staff

Mike Cooper

Senior Pastor

I grew up in Illinois and moved to Casper in May, 2002, as pastor of College Heights. I'm married to Beth and together we have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

My primary purpose is to lead College Heights through the preaching of God's Word and to encourage them to love the Lord above all else and to love others. I have a passion for teaching the Bible, encouraging others to walk with Christ, and serving the local church in overseas missions.

Max Janzen

Associate Pastor

My wife Lynne and I have been in Casper and at College Heights since 2016, when we moved from Cheyenne. We both grew up in Oklahoma and began our marriage in Arizona. Our children are grown and live in Colorado. Lynne runs a small cottage industry from home. We both enjoy sports of many kinds and love to laugh and make others laugh at us.

Here at College Heights, I work to further our discipling processes. Sunday school, small home-group Bible studies, teacher training and leadership training are areas of my focus. I write studies and lead studies. I spend a lot of time counseling others
one-on-one as well as in family and couple settings.

I often tell people that I have the best job in the world: People put bread on my table so that I can help
other people walk through life with Jesus.

Rick Kull

Senior Adult and Outreach Pastor 

My wife Starla and I have a passion for serving Jesus.  We were raised on the West Coast.  We met in Canada while attending Bible College.  After briefly working on an Oregon farm, we answered the call to serve the Lord in missions. We served in the Latin American countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, Mexico & the USA. The Lord has blessed us with 7 children.  We joined CHBC in 2009 and have been on staff since 2011.

Aaron Rodolph

Youth Pastor

I grew up in Casper, WY and after college I married the love of my life Nicole. We have 2 kids: Aden and Madilyn.
I began serving at College Heights in 2005 in missions, teaching the youth Sunday School, and directing an outreach program called Upward. God called me to be the youth pastor in 2021.
I have a passion to see youth grow in their relationship with Jesus through learning the Bible and experiencing God’s plan for them by serving others.
I love seeing people grow: toward God’s plan for them, to becoming a better team, by overcoming life’s struggles through the truth of the Bible etc. I also enjoy biking, skiing, camping with my kids and hanging out with Nicole. My passion is to lead people toward their true purpose in Christ.

Ashton Shaffer

Ministry Assistant

I am from Casper, and have lived here my whole life. In 2011, I started attending youth group here at College Heights, and the Word of God and the people I have met since coming to College Heights have impacted my life greatly. As God continues to call me to this church, I continue to be grateful and excited about being a part of it.

My love for Jesus and for the church has led me to serve College Heights through the Ministry Assistant position. I love organization and administration, but I am passionate about walking with God in this position to help serve College Heights’ ministries and ultimately see God’s Kingdom grow. 

My heart is for serving people; whether that be through my job, helping with youth group and youth events, or filling my house with people and a meal. The sound of laughter in my home and sweet conversations about Jesus are some of my favorite things. When I’m not at church, you can find me spending time with friends, remodeling my house, or baking up something sweet.