Nicole Stirling, Director of Student Ministries

Nicole has been on staff since 2004. She has a passion for students and desires for them to have a vital relationship with Jesus Christ. She has created an atmosphere in middle school and high school ministry that allows students to feel safe and have fun, while coming to learn more about Jesus Christ. Nicole, her husband and children live in Mission Viejo, where she loves to mountain bike, box, visit Disneyland and drive up to the local mountains to snowboard. Nicole has B.A. in Theology from Concordia University Irvine with a minor in Psychology.


Chris Ellis, Student Worship Arts Director

Chris has attended Mount of Olives since 2002. He has a B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Church Music from Concordia University, Irvine. Chris has had the privilege to play with many talented artists both inside and outside of the church and looks forward to supporting our student musicians.


Blake Abel, Community Coordinator

Blake has attended the ROCK since 2012 when he started as a freshman in confirmation. He became connected into the ROCK community and was soon a Middle School Leader in 2013 and a High School leader in 2017. Blake is currently a Junior at Concordia University Irvine studying for a B.A. in Theology.