RIVERSIDE STAFF

As followers of Christ we are all ministers of the gospel and have significant roles in God's kingdom. Below are some brief bios and contact information about our pastoral staff and secretary.


  • Bruce Overstreet

    Originally from Indianapolis, Bruce served as an ordained pastor with the C&MA over 35 years. In 2018, he transitioned into semi-retirement as he began working as an intentional interim pastor with Interim Pastor Ministries. He enjoys leading churches through transition, preaching and teaching God's word, and meeting new people.  In 2008, he completed a solo bicycle ride across the U.S. to raise funds for a  hospital in Mali West Africa. He holds a B.A. from Butler University, a M.Div. from Trinity Evang. Divinity School, and a DMin. from Denver Seminary. 

    Sheryl has worked as a public school teacher, church secretary, and served in various roles in the churches they have been. Sheryl has a B.A. from Butler University and a Master's degree in Education from Plattsburgh State University. 

    They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. 

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  • BRANDON BOULAIS

    Brandon oversees our youth and LIFE Groups ministries. Brandon spent his high school years in California where he volunteered with the junior high ministry following college. He attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity College in Deerfield, IL and graduated Cum Laude. He is married to Ashley, who is excited to support him in his ministry and help raise their three sons, Ryerson, Caleb, and Lucas.

    EMAIL: tis_brandon@hotmail.com

  • SHIRLEY NELSON

    Shirley keeps things flowing smoothly around the church. If you need to know what's happening at the church or if the facility is available just ask Shirley. Whether you need information, a good read, or just an encouraging word, talk to Shirley.

    EMAIL: riversideefc@midconetwork.com

  • JOHN PETERSON

    John grew up in the Mayville/Portland area and has been active in a variety of ministries that include serving on the worship team, serving as an elder and church chairman, helping with AWANA as the game director and in numerous other ways. He now serves as our director of college ministries along with his wife Paula. If you want to know what's going on in that ministry or how you can be involved, touch base with John.

    EMAIL: john.c.peterson.2@mayvillestate.edu