jarrod mcclintick

Lead Pastor

Jarrod McClintick is the Lead Pastor of Rise Church. After graduating from Azusa Pacific University, Jarrod attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. He has been a pastor for over 12 years and has been involved in planting churches and investing in young leaders. Prior to that, he spent several years speaking and teaching at hundreds of churches across North America. Jarrod's wife, Amy, is the love of his life and his partner in ministry. They live in Visalia with their son Lincoln and daughter Evy.



Matthew Young

Pastor of Student Ministries & Worship

Matthew has been involved in church ministry for almost 10 years. He currently serves as pastor over student ministries, young adults, and worship at Rise. He graduated from Summit Bible College with a B.A. in Theology with an emphasis in Pastoral Studies. Matthew loves doing ministry alongside his wife, Courtney. They have two sons, Maverick and Mason.


Tysen & eLizabeth Scott

Student Ministry Leaders

Tysen and Liz have been serving Rise since early 2015 and have a passion for working with students. Liz also teaches middle school for Visalia Unified and Tysen works for Remedy Medical. They have been married since 2015 and enjoy spending their spare time with family and friends. 



RiseKids Coordinator

Courtney has been involved in various areas of church ministry for years. She currently co-leads our RiseKids ministry, overseeing volunteers, curriculum, operations, and much more. In her "spare" time, she also enjoys serving alongside her husband in several of the ministries he oversees. She and Pastor Matthew have two amazing sons, Maverick and Mason.


Onica meraz

RiseKids Coordinator

Onica has been serving at Rise since 2016 and loves seeing kids encounter Jesus every week. She currently co-leads our RiseKids ministry, overseeing volunteers, scheduling, administration, and much more. She graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership. Onica lives in Tulare with her husband Ivan, and their beautiful children Lizza, Bree, and Miles.

Debi Harness

Women's Ministry & Financial Secretary

Debi leads the women's ministry at Rise. She traveled with Beth Moore and was involved in the making of the "Jesus The One And Only" video series. She has served in church ministry for over 25 years in many different capacities. She also currently serves as the Financial Secretary for Rise. Debi is the mother of 11 children (4 still living at home) and also loves spending time with her grandchildren.


Savannah Day

Office Assistant

Savannah serves as the Executive Assistant at Rise. Her role includes many administrative tasks, and she coordinates much of the weekly activities and volunteer teams. She loves making connections with others and helping them find their place in our awesome church family. Savannah has lived in Visalia all her life and loves doing all things creative.