Our Teams

Riverside Church is led by a collection of many different individuals: elders (see 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9), a few paid staff, and many unpaid leaders. Our ministry leaders are as follows:


  •  Andrew &  Marcie Gates
  • Adam & Ann Gustine
  • Joel & Elaine Haubold
  • Dave & Cathy Parker
  • Shawn & Susan Titus



Andrew Gates
Lead Pastor, Elder


Jeff Walker
Executive Director of The Beacon


Jess Lyons
Pastor of Missional Discipleship


Bekah Van Deraa
Kids Ministry Coordinator


Sarah Enck
Operations Coordinator

Home Group Leaders

  • Mike & Amy Houghtaling
  • Andrew & Marcie Gates
  • Ryan & Sarah Enck
  • Ryan & Lisa Roeder
  • Dale & Cathy Shreve
  • Keith & Shelley Walatka

Ministry Team Leaders & staff

Kids Ministry Team: Bekah Van Deraa
Student Ministry Team: Susan Titus
Mission Team: Dale & Cathy Shreve
Returning Citizen Team: Jeff Walker & Keith Walatka
Home Group Team: Jess Lyons
Finance Team: Joel Haubold
Men's and Women's Ministries: led by committee