Meet the Executive Director
Gary Rohrmayer is an executive leader with a get-it-done attitude leading both start-ups and historic organizations in significant growth and lasting impact. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs after he experienced a dramatic conversion in his early 20s, he turned this entrepreneurial energy into starting new churches throughout the Midwest. As a pastor, author, speaker, coach, trainer, and executive leader he has a unique focus on mobilizing and mentoring leaders in the mission of Jesus.
Gary has been involved in church planting since 1987. During this time he has been involved in over 150 new church plants and training thousands of church planters across the country. He was the founding pastor of Countryside Community Church (now White Stone) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin from 1988 to 1998.
In 1995, Gary and his wife Mary launched a resource and consulting ministry called Your Journey Resources, (www.yourjourney.org), which specializes in developing reproducible, evangelistic, and discipleship materials for adults and children. He has authored 5 books and multiple eBooks, and his spiritual conversation tool The Spiritual Journey Guide has sold 2.2 million copies. He has consulted, coached, and spoken for multiple denominations and mission organizations.
In 1998 the Rohrmayers made the hard decision to leave their new church to launch a new movement of churches throughout the Midwest, as Gary became the Director of Church Planting for Converge MidAmerica from 1998-2010. On March 1, 2010, Gary became the President of Converge MidAmerica overseeing its business and ministry interests that support regional church planting and ongoing care of its over 200 church plants and partner churches.
He was asked to provide national leadership to Converge Worldwide’s Church Planting Ministry from September 2006-April 2010 and then again from September 2013-April 2015.
Gary and Mary have three grown children and live in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.