The Story Behind Rock Solid Families

Rock Solid Families is a 501c 3 non-profit , faith-based organization founded in January 2018 and headquartered in West Harrison, Indiana. Led by the husband-and-wife team of Merrill and Linda Hutchinson, Rock Solid Families is a life-coaching organization that offers spiritual guidance and practical tools on marriage, family and personal wellness.

Their approach is built on three pillars:

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Our Team

Merrill and Linda Hutchinson have been married for over 32 years and have 60 years in combined experience in teaching, public speaking, counseling, ministry, and coaching.  After much prayer, Merrill and Linda made the decision in 2018 to step down from their full time positions in the church and public school to focus on strengthening families.  Both believe that healthy schools, churches, and communities depend on strong and healthy homes and are committed in helping educate, equip, and empower families to be all God created them to be.

God has blessed Merrill and Linda with 5 children including 2 grown sons, 3 more children by adoption, 2 beautiful daughter in laws, and 2 adorable grand-babies. They have led countless retreats, classes, and workshops in the area of marriage and parenting for over 25 years.    
Merrill and Linda do not claim to have all the answers, but they trust in and lean on a mighty God who does. Their hearts’ desire is to see more families saved and strengthened through the Rock of Jesus Christ and the unshakeable truth of His Word. 



Merrill Hutchinson- President

  • Bachelors in Secondary Education and Biology/Anatomy/Physiology- Northern Kentucky University

  • Master in School Counseling-Xavier University

  • 32 years of experience - Indiana Public Schools-Teaching/Counseling/Coaching

  • Certified Personal Trainer

Linda Hutchinson- Executive Director

  • Bachelors in Secondary Education-Northern Kentucky University

  • Masters in Pastoral Counseling-Cincinnati Christian University

  • 8 years-Licensed Teacher-private Catholic school

  • 4 years-Most important job in the world-Stay at home mom

  • 20 years-Ministry staff-Marriage, family, and children ministries



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Mark and Julie Moore
Mark and Julie Moore have been married for 35 years with two grown children, Luke and Maria, and reside on a farm near Aurora, Indiana.   Mark and Julie are committed to a life of service and strengthening families through their involvement in a number of non-profit organizations and their Church.  Julie has served as a volunteer at the Pregnancy Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana since 2014 and is active in numerous ministries at her local parish.  After a 30-year corporate career, Mark now serves as President for a 100-employee non-profit ministry dedicated to evangelism and spiritual renewal in America.   

Schroder Family

Tony and Kelly Schroder
Tony and Kelly Schroder live in Guilford Indiana and have four children Ali, Megan, Anthony,and Collin. Tony is a retired executive from AdvancePierre/Tyson Foods and along with his family an active member of Bright Christian Church. Kelly is a homemaker and homeschool teacher. Both Kelly and Tony are graduates of Northern Kentucky University. 



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Dan and Jennifer Ruh
Dan and Jennifer have been married for over 10 years and live in Fort Mitchell, KY with their three children, Ava, Cole, and Aden.   Jennifer is an active mother, volunteer, and homemaker.  Dan is a commercial real estate developer serving as EVP, Cincinnati Market Leader for Al. Neyer, LLC.  Dan and Jennifer are longtime members of Crossroads Church where they share their passion for strong families.