Riverside’s Leadership Team (LT) is the group of members that have been chosen by the congregation to lead Riverside. The LT is responsible for building, maintaining and overseeing the spiritual welfare of Riverside and for directing and overseeing all Riverside ministries and organizational duties. The LT includes our Senior Pastor and Riverside members of appropriate character, giftedness, and call. (1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-9, Acts 6:1-4) Each LT member has particular ministries that they advocate for.
If you have questions for the LT, you can contact them collectively at firstname.lastname@example.org or individually via their emails below.
Elizabeth is the advocate for the RiverKids, Women’s Discipleship and Chair of the Leadership Team.
Elizabeth grew up in West Lafayette and graduated from Purdue University in 2002. Growing up, she attended church on a regular basis with her family. Elizabeth married her best friend Adam in 2009, which is when she began developing a personal relationship with God. Her desire to know God on a deeper level grew stronger with the birth of her two children. Since attending Riverside Covenant Church, Elizabeth has enjoyed participating in the women’s Bible studies, her pod, and volunteering in the nursery. She is excited about how she has seen God work in her life during the past several years.
While not working, Elizabeth loves to read, watch movies, and spend time with her family. She enjoys spending time outside, and feels the most relaxed when camping with her family.
Julie is the advocate for Community Outreach, Prayer, and Secretary of the Leadership Team.
Julie grew up in Greenwood, Indiana, before going to Ball State where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Special Education. She has taught for the last 26 years as a Life Skills teacher for GLASS working with middle and high school students with severe disabilities. Julie is also an officer/board member with The Arc of Tippecanoe, a nonprofit agency serving children and adults with disabilities.
Since becoming a member of Riverside Julie has served in the infant nursery as well as participated in women’s Bible studies and women’s retreats. She is also active in outreach through the monthly meal served at Lafayette Transitional Housing. Julie was a part of the Riverside mission team that went to Ecuador in 2014. She continues to follow the daily path that is making her a stronger Christian each day.
Randy is married to Linda and they have two adult children—Wes who is married to Heather and Cristy who is married to Kory Arvin—and grandsons Mason and Ean. Retired after 30 years as a paid and volunteer firefighter, he is completing his second career as a heavy equipment operator for IUOE Local 103.
While a member of Riverside since 2006, Randy has served in the Welcome, River Guides, Pods, Prayer and Facilities Ministries. Currently he is a Riverside men’s pod leader and has previously participated in many pods and Bible studies. He is also active in Bible Study Fellowship and the Lafayette Great Banquet. When not working he enjoys family time and outdoor activities.
Ann is the advocate for the Stephen’s Ministry and Finance.
Ann grew up in Bluffton, Indiana. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Purdue University in 1993, and acquired her CPA license a few years later. She worked in public accounting for 16 years, and is currently working as the controller of Kettelhut Construction. In 2013, she married Michael and became a stepmother to Ashley & Giovanni. She grew up attending a United Church of Christ with her family. She committed her life to Christ her freshman year at Purdue, and continues to strive to grow in her faith. Since attending Riverside, she has had the privilege of serving as a Stephen Leader, participating in the women’s bible studies and a marriage pod, and working with the library team. When not at work or keeping up with her family, she loves to read, create stained glass pieces, and is striving towards a black belt in TaeKwonDo.
Blake is the advocate for the Worship and Men’s Discipleship Ministries.
Blake grew up in Westfield, IN and attended Purdue University where he received his degree in Web Development. While in college he became involved with Cru – a ministry to college students. After graduating Blake joined full-time ministry serving with Cru at Purdue for two years, overseas in Berlin, Germany for a year, and since 2011 has ministered to international students studying in the U.S. Blake married his wife LeeAnn in 2011, and they will soon have two children, Baird and Parker. They enjoy being outdoors, having friends over for dinner, and playing board games. Since joining Riverside, Blake has served in the sound booth, worked on the website, and enjoys meeting weekly with his pod.
Chuck is the advocate for Facilities, Pods, and Vice Chair of the Leadership Team.
Chuck is a family man and a business owner. Chuck and his wife, Brandi, have three children: Izzi, Roxi and Cooper. Chuck is a licensed home inspector in the greater Lafayette area.
Chuck was baptized during a youth event in 2002 in Kokomo, IN and strives to be a solid Christian leader in his household, as well as in the church. He has a passion for problem solving and taking care of others.
Chuck has served on Riverside’s Pastoral Relations Committee for about a year and really enjoys the early morning Men’s pod, his pod and playing the drums on Sunday.
Ralph Moller, Interim Pastor
Ralph and his wife, Teresa, moved to West Lafayette from San Francisco, California where Ralph served as the Senior Pastor of Lifehouse Covenant Church. Prior to serving Lifehouse, Ralph was the Senior Pastor at Heartland Covenant Church in Ripon, California and planted Westhigh Church in Cary, North Carolina.
Ralph earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Theological Seminary, and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from North Park Theological Seminary. He has been ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church since 1995.
Before experiencing God’s call into pastoral ministry, Ralph spent several years working as a Project Engineer for Exxon and 6 years on Navigators campus staff at University of California San Diego.
Ralph and Teresa (a Registered Nurse) have been married for over 30 years and have three children in their 20’s who live in different parts of the United States.