River City Downtown
Brett leads River City in the area of preaching and teaching. Brett is passionate about setting the pace for the mission and vision of River City, keeping our attention toward reaching people that are in need of Jesus and the unbelievable grace offered in His gift of salvation. Brett is married to Shannon and they have 4 girls: Aunika, Alayna, Autumn, and Annabelle.
Giving oversight to the administrative aspects of ministry, Jake works with structures and systems to help River City accomplish its mission to make disciples of Jesus. Jake also oversees the worship at River City and works with a great team of volunteers to make our corporate worship rich and Christ-exalting. Jake is married to Amy and they have five children, Natalie, Benjamin, Norah, Lucy and Ruby.
Pastor of Care and Missional Communities/Elder
Charlie oversees the personal ministry of the Word in our Missional Communities, as well as our Care & Counseling Ministries. He joined the Elder Team in April of 2012 and came on staff the following January. Pastor Charlie has known Jesus since November of 2007, has a lovely and gifted wife named Andrea, and three wonderfully crazy kids, Alex, John, and Addie.
Kendra joined River City's staff in 2016 to support the ongoing care and discipleship of women. She works to see women grow in their knowledge of God and His Word and to help them walk in the freedom that comes from knowing Christ. After growing up attending church and walking away from her faith as an adult, Kendra heard the Gospel anew at River City in 2010 and has been a member since. She is wife to Jordan, mom to Hadley, Adrienne, and Maximus.
Serving as our Administrative Assistant, Nicole supports the RC team by lending organizational skills, overseeing the details of running a ministry, and anything else that may come up. Nicole has known Jesus since 2003, and she and her husband, Joe, along with their kids, Grace, Aiden, and Isaac, have been at River City for five years. After being a stay-at-home mom since their oldest was born, Nicole joined the team three years ago and enjoys using her gifts to further the ministry of River City.
River City Southwest
Along with his wife, Lois, and their children Samuel, Chloe, and Lydia, Jeremy left a career in technology consulting to pursue his passion for preaching, leadership development, and serving people. He is committed to equipping believers for a lifetime of faithful service to Jesus Christ, and to proclaiming the good news of the merciful God who saves sinners.
Husband of Michelle, father of Josiah, Alayna, Seth, and Isabel, teacher for 8 years, and now Assistant Principal at Liberty Middle School, Dan was called to be an elder at River City Church in March 2011. The Holder family is excited about Jesus’ call to make disciples in their own home, in their missional community, at River City Church, in this city, and throughout the world.
Pastor of Community/Elder
Husband of Roxie, father-to-be of Gavin, and HR Generalist at Discovery Benefits, Aaron was called to be an elder of River City Church in October 2015. The Tetzlaffs are passionate about equipping men and women to joyfully make disciples in their marriages, families, workplaces, and neighborhoods by living in light of the Gospel in their daily lives, in this community, and throughout the world.
Josh is the husband of Marissa, father of Uriah, and a son due in January 2016. He is employed at Discovery Benefits. Josh was called to be an elder at River City Church in October 2015. The Svalesons enjoy following the call to make and train disciples of Jesus Christ, wanting believers and unbelievers to see the glory of God in the gospel of Christ more fully at a local and global level.
Serving as a coach and mentor to our elders and missional community leaders, Phyl helps us assess our ministry and provides coaching for our leaders. In addition, he provides counsel, pastoral care, teaching and will be significantly involved in the multiplication of congregations. He comes with wide experience, having served North American Baptist Churches in a wide variety of pastoral leadership positions and served for 12 years as a "pastor to pastors" as the Northern Plains Regional Minister. Phyl is passionate about teaching the Word of God and mobilizing the church to help people become Christ-followers. His goal for every person in his sphere of influence is to help them become disciples of Jesus Christ who are disciple-makers. He and his wife, Jo, have been blessed with four married children and fourteen grandchildren.
Serving as the Women’s Discipleship Coordinator for the Southwest congregation, Michelle is excited to walk with women as we all grow in care and discipleship centered around God’s Word. She desires to equip and counsel women to know God and make Him known to those around them. She and her husband Dan along with their 4 kids Josiah, Alayna, Seth, and Isabel count it a privilege to serve together in their home, church and neighborhood proclaiming Christ’s goodness and faithfulness.