Pastoral Staff
Pastoral Staff

Pastoral Staff

Senior Pastor

Pastor John & LaNell Miller

Pastors John and LaNell Miller have been pastors for their entire adult lives. They have a heart to see people not only loving God with all their heart, but fulfilling the great commission and using their gifts to advance the Kingdom of God. Pastor John is a graduate of Fuller Seminary and LaNell is a graduate of SJSU. They have been pastors at COTR since 1990. They have three children, John Henry, Bethany & Rebekah.




Pastoral Staff

Pastor Mike & Sharon Ulmer
Executive Pastors

Pastors Mike and Sharon Ulmer came to COTR in 1989 where they served as youth pastors for 16 years and are now serving as senior associate pastor. They have a heart for the lost and love to see people saved, healed, delivered and set free. Pastor Mike is a graduate of Doane College and played eight years of professional football. They have four children, Amanda, Jessica, Michael and Mariah.



Pastor Travis & Whitney Jackson
Executive Pastors

Pastor Travis began his ministry at COTR in 2006. He and his wife, Whitney, have a passion for the youth of this generation. Their heart is to see young people: Love God, Serve God, and Deeply Impact their friends, school, families, and culture for Jesus! Pastor Travis graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration.



Pastor Zach Yeldell
Worship Pastor

Pastor Zach Yeldell has been on staff at COTR since 2008. He married his wife Sarah Yeldell September 23, 2017. He serves as the Worship Pastor as well as the Media and Technology Pastor for COTR. Zach and Sarah have a passion to see believers experience God through powerful worship. He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his masters in theology and worship studies from Liberty University.


Pastor Cole Yeldell
Youth Pastor

Pastor Cole Yeldell became youth pastor January of 2016 and has attended COTR since 2007. He graduated from Texas A&M University Texarkana with a bachelors degree in Biology. He is happily married to his wife Brittney.



Pastor Michael & Lyric Searles
Kids Pastor

Pastor Michael & Lyric Searles have been at COTR since 2018, but have served in ministry faithfully since 2012. Both hold Bachelors degrees from Texas A&M University-Texarkana in Political Science and Sociology respectively. Having served as Worship Pastors for nearly four years prior to coming to COTR, they have a deep passion for music in God’s house. As Children’s’ ministers, they desire to see the next generation grow in their knowledge and love of God.