Scott Rhyno

Scott Rhyno

Lead Pastor

Rev. Scott Rhyno has been part of Waterline Church since 2016. Having worked previously as a VP of Enrolment and Development at Kingswood University, and then as Chief Development Director at The Wesleyan Church, it was natural for him to step in to a pastoral role as Waterline entered a season of transition toward a new Lead Pastor. With a B.A. in Ministry and an MA in Pastoral Theology, Scott was ordained in 2008. He is an entrepreneurial and spiritually-sensitive leader with a heart for discipleship and true worship. Scott is married to Elizabeth, and they have three young adult children.

Claire Ellis

Claire Ellis

Pastor of Family Ministry

Claire leads a large team that loves and supports all of our families at Waterline Church. She is responsible for making sure every leader feels empowered and that each child that enters our Family Ministry rooms feels loved. Claire graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Christian Education. She has a passion for helping families grow deeper in their relationships with Christ! No matter what your family dynamic is, Claire loves to come alongside you and help you create a God-First life in every heart in your home. Claire is married to Jordan who is also an active part of our Waterline Family. Claire is mom to Samuel (’18) and Emery (’20).

Elizabeth Rhyno

Elizabeth Rhyno

Pastor of Worship Arts

Elizabeth Rhyno is a worshiper, writer. singer/songwriter, leader, and teacher. She serves as the Pastor of Relational Arts at Waterline Church, overseeing all of Waterline’s Experience Teams. Elizabeth has a passion for training future leaders in all areas of platform worship ministry and oversees the creative expressions of worship at Waterline. Her heart is to help people discover their gifts, and deepen in their day-to-day relationship with God.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Masters of Arts in Ministry. She is currently preparing to be ordained in the Wesleyan Church. She and her husband, Scott, we married in 1997 and often travel together leading worship and ministering to pastors and business leaders. Together they have three children, sons Mackenzie (’99), Morgan (’01) and daughter, Grace (’03).

Laura Walls

Laura Walls

Assistant Pastor

Laura serves as Assistant Pastor at Waterline Church. Laura supports our staff and teams at Waterline by creating and leading our operating systems. She is passionate about making sure that every guest at Waterline feels welcomed and is able to get fully connected. Laura is a gifted communicator and loves helping people take their next steps in their spiritual journey. Laura graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Leadership and Christian Ministries. She is married to her husband Micah who teaches Elementary Music and Physical Education. They love spending time with friends, family and their Double Doodle, named Walter. 

Morgan Rhyno

Morgan Rhyno

Ministry Assistant

Morgan naturally stepped into a position on staff at Waterline after completing a ministry internship with us. He serves diligently in an administrative capacity, while also helping to streamline and lead our Family Ministry, serve as a Worship Leader, and spear-head our AfterSchool Box program. Whether he is leading a team of volunteers, creating marketing piece, or teaching children, Morgan brings creative excellence and fun to everything he does.