Executive Leadership Team
Jamie Rasmussen, Senior Pastor | Download Vitae | View Bio
Pastor Jamie Rasmussen was called to Scottsdale Bible Church in the fall of 2007. As the primary teacher at our weekend worship services, Jamie also acts as the primary vision-caster for the church and is ultimately responsible to the elders for the health and growth of all our ministries and staff.
Jamie holds an earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Psychology from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, as well as an earned Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been an ordained pastor for almost 20 years and has served growing churches in Detroit, Michigan, London, Ontario (Canada) and Cleveland, Ohio.
With evident gifts in teaching and leadership, Jamie brings a unique combination of well-reasoned research, life experience and authentic application to his teaching. Believing deeply in both reason and biblical revelation, he loves to understand and apply the truths of the Bible to everyday life. Having a driving passion for the local church, Jamie’s leadership style is both visionary and strategic. More than all of this however, Jamie loves God and commits every day to helping those around him understand and know God on a deeper level.
Understanding that “leaders are readers,” Jamie can be found reading books simultaneously in four categories: theology, leadership, cultural/societal trends, and history. To keep his mind somewhat sane, he regularly reads the latest best-sellers in fiction. His current favorites are John Grisham and Clive Cussler.
Jamie is married to his wife, Kim, and together they have three adult children. He and his family love to hike together, explore remote areas (preferably in a rugged 4×4) and are connoisseurs of great action movies.
Scott Anderson, Executive Pastor
After twenty years serving at a large, multi-site church in Minnesota, Scott became Scottsdale Bible’s Executive Pastor in fall 2016. He oversees our staff and programs under the leadership of Senior Pastor Jamie Rasmussen. Scott likes to say that his 17 years of experience leading people and processes at McDonald’s Corporation followed by 20 years at Eagle Brook Church in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, have given him just the right mix of experience and opportunity to be led to Arizona and Scottsdale Bible Church. In his previous role, he was instrumental in helping grow the church from one campus and 1,200 people to six campuses and more than 22,000 people every weekend. Scott and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 30 years and have three adult children and two amazing grandchildren who, at least so far, still live in the frozen north.
Derek Brandt, Pastor of Worship and Arts
Derek Brandt is a dynamic worship leader with a passion for developing the next generation of leaders. He grew up in California where he served at a multisite church as a long-time worship leader. After serving in churches in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA, his family settled down in the Valley of the Sun in 2012. Derek began his time at SBC as the worship pastor to our Venue congregation and currently oversees staff and volunteers in our Worship, Communications and Production departments. You’ll often find him drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, reading anything he can get his hands on and quoting episodes of “The Office” and “Seinfeld.” He and his wife, Sarah, live in Phoenix with their four kiddos.
Rustin Rossello, Venue Pastor
Rustin Rossello is the former College Pastor and current Pastor of the Venue congregation, a worship community at Scottsdale Bible Church, in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to leading and shepherding this congregation, Rustin mentors Scottsdale Bible Church ministers-in-residence and strives to help followers of Christ connect to Him through the Holy Spirit, deeply embrace their spiritual gifts and design, and break strongholds against living fully in the abundant freedom of Jesus. He has an undergraduate degree in Business from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing his second Master’s degree from Phoenix Seminary. Rustin and his wife, Jaime, live with their two young children in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Kory Schuknecht, Ministry Leadership Pastor
Kory Schuknecht accepted Christ as a teenager at Saguaro High School through the ministry of Young Life. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Arizona State University, and a Master’s degree from Phoenix Seminary.
Kory served as an Elder for Scottsdale Bible on four previous occasions. Over the years, he taught/served in Children’s Ministry, High School, College, Home Fellowship and several enrichment classes. He provides leadership for our Children’s, Student, Adult, Small Group, and Volunteer Service ministries. He also directs our men’s leadership development program, II Timothy. Kory and his wife Gail have four children who bless them with their own expanding families, and they have been at Scottsdale Bible since 1976.