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.
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.
Brandon was led to Christ by his friends in high school and has been serving in youth ministry since 2006. He received his MDIV from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2012 before coming to Riverside in 2013. At Trinity, he met his wonderful wife, Ashley, and together they have three energetic boys: Ryerson, Caleb, and Lucas.
Brandon oversees our youth ministries and adult small groups.
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.
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.