Our Staff

Our Staff

Executive Director

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(661) 251-2867

Roché loves being asked, “What do you do?”

His answer? “I help change lives, I help one homeless family at a time to get their life back on track, to help them transition to a home where their children can grow, thrive, laugh, and build memories. I believe that living in a home is a basic human right and that children should not be homeless. I’m committed to provide the best services to families in SCV who are not served by other agencies and show them that they are loved by God and us.”

Roché holds Ph.D, Master in Theology, Master of Divinity, Bachelor Honors in Greek, and Bachelor in Theology degrees, all cum laude. He is a proud Bruin after completing his certification in Nonprofit Management at UCLA. After pastoring 8 years in South Africa, he immigrated and served 4 years in the Imperial Valley and 12 years in Los Angeles. As ordained pastor, he welcomes the opportunity to preach at local congregations and engage our youth groups.

Roché is excited about this new chapter in his life and about discovering where God will lead our board to strengthen and expand the services of FPofSCV.  Together with our faith partners and volunteers, we will change homelessness in SCV. That’s a Promise to our Families.

Liz Ellwein, MSW

Case Manager

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Liz has worked in the field of child welfare, in various capacities, for the past 30 years. She earned her Masters of Social Work from UCLA in 1996, and later went on to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

As a resident of Santa Clarita for the past 23 years, Liz is committed to this community. She and her husband raised their two daughters here, and have been been actively involved in the local schools and various sports programs. In her spare time, Liz enjoys going to the beach, cooking, exercising, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends.

Liz feels that it is her calling to help empower children and families overcome the challenges and hurdles that are sometimes a part of life. She strongly believes that a safe, stable home environment is one of the most important building blocks for success, and is excited to be a part of the Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley team.

Rachel Rieckhoff

Program Manager & Congregational Liaison

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Rachel Rieckhoff has a BA in Communications and has been working with local Santa Clarita families through MOMS Club and PTA for 14 years. She understands just how wonderful and important volunteers are to the betterment of our community and is excited to be a part of Family Promise of SCV.
Originally from Texas, Rachel loves to explore Southern California by taking her two daughters on surprise adventures and spending time with friends at the beach. 

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