Carissa Raderstorf


For over 20 years, Carissa has been helping people grow in one capacity or another—as students, athletes, disciples, or leaders. She’s passionate about prayer and incorporating emotional health and relational growth into the discipleship process. Carissa is an effective communicator who loves to pioneer new things, fight for the underdog, and awaken others to the presence of God.

Carissa is an ordained pastor with an M.A.E. from Olivet Nazarene University, as well as Graduate Certificates in Professional Counseling and Executive Coaching and Consulting from the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling at Concordia University at Irvine. Carissa leads the Reset Retreats, Reset Together, and offers personalized coaching.

Jeff Raderstorf

Life Groups LEADER

Jeff is a lifelong learner and a full-time high school English teacher. He’s passionate about forming believers to live in the world yet fully in the presence of God, to understand their Christian heritage as well their contemporary world, to practice the traditional ways of spiritual disciplines yet gather and pray for the needs of today, and to learn new ways of engaging the Scriptures and communing with God. Jeff holds a B.A. in English Education from Arizona State University and a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jeff leads Reset’s weekly Life Groups.

Amber Dilday

Creative Director

Amber is a visionary who strives to share the Gospel through visual arts, writing, and music. She has a deep passion for helping others to heal emotionally, discover their life’s purpose in Christ, and connect with their Creator in unique ways by invoking their imagination. With an education in Biblical Studies as well as Creative Writing, she focuses primarily on using storytelling to give fresh perspectives on Biblical concepts. Amber is a wife to Rob and mother of two young daughters, Rhea Rylan and Riley Ruelle.

Rocky Medina

Board Member

Rocky has always enjoyed dreaming big, starting new things, and serving people. In fact, by the time he was 30, he was already the owner of Chasers Designated Drivers, which has grown into a thriving small business. Originally from Mendota, CA, Rocky is one of 14 siblings who grew up in church, but his life was forever transformed at a Reset Retreat in the Fall of 2019. He’s passionate about sharing his story, leading others to freedom, and staying connected to God through worship and prayer. Rocky and his wife, Nancy, have two young daughters, Chloe Rose and Tori Grace.

Julie Vasquez

Board Member

Julie Vasquez is a technical product marketer and product manager with over a decade of experience in software, high-tech manufacturing, and defense. Prior to getting her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management (now part of Arizona State University), Julie ran an award-winning faith-based community development corporation in central New Jersey and worked with families in the child welfare system. Julie and her husband are foster/adoptive parents with extensive training in trauma-informed care. Together, they planted a Spanish church in Phoenix.

Nathan Pierce

Board Member

In life and leadership, Nathan has modeled hard work and giving back. As a real estate agent and full-service general contractor, Nathan has helped hundreds of clients love the house they call home. Living by the motto, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you,” Nathan co-founded Standing in the Gap Foundation to serve underprivileged youth. In his free time, the altruistic Phoenix native to loves attend Cardinals games, listen to live music, travel and spend time with his wife, Jess, and two sons, Chase and Charlie.