Member of the Month: Reverend Pain

by Sylvia’s Wrath

Look up the word “dynamo” in the dictionary and you just might find a picture of our March Member of the Month. Full-time mom, travel team skater, and pastor of a small Lutheran church, Reverend Pain seems to be blessed with unlimited energy. Rev, as she is known to her leaguemates, came to Rocky Mountain Rollergirls through a boot camp in 2018. Her fierce determination quickly earned her a reputation as a skater who should not be underestimated, even with her limited skating experience. 

Rev works hard. Like, REALLY hard. She is a quiet force, taking everything in and constantly looking for ways to improve herself. When she is not crushing blockers’ souls on the track, she is the one on the bench, watching senior skaters for strategies and taking notes on how to improve her own game. She requests and implements feedback immediately, which makes her a favorite among coaches and teammates. She is a true asset to her home team, the United States Pummeling Service, for more than just her great jamming skills. Not only does she earn tons of points for her team, she even supplies them with a mascot. Keep an eye out for a giant eagle at the next game and know that behind the costume is another member of Team McNitt.  

Did I mention that Rev works hard? That doesn’t just go for actual skating! She is a crucial member of the warehouse committee and helps keep our track and facilities clean and safe. In January alone, Rev volunteered more than 10 hours of her time, and that’s on top of more than 20 hours of skating practice. You might say to yourself, well, sure, that’s probably all she does. But you’d be wrong. On top of her commitment to the league, Rev manages a busy family with two sons (now THAT’S a challenge!) and leads a small congregation at a Lutheran church in nearby Castle Rock. She even found time to fit a trip to Disney into the year already!

All of Rev’s hard work seems to be paying off. As a result of her dedication and focus, she recently secured a position on Rocky’s B-team, The Contenders. This is an impressive feat for someone who has been skating for just over a year! She is quickly rising in the ranks and her determination suggests that she will only get better. Next time you see this skater hustling around the track, give her a high five and congratulate her for her truly well-earned spot as not only a Contender, but Rocky’s March Member of the Month!

We can’t wait to see what you do next, Rev!