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.
Roxie grew up in Olivet, Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Master’s degree in Library Science. Through Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship on campus, Roxie came to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior. It was during this time that she met, found her soul mate, and married Dennis in 1972. Roxie and Dennis have five children and five grandchildren. After thirty-five plus years of teaching and or library work, Roxie retired and eventually, Dennis retired, too. Retirement led them to West Lafayette in 2014 to be near family and a new job of babysitting Zeke, their grandson.
It is a delightful God-gift to discover Riverside Covenant Church just a few blocks from their home. At Riverside, Roxie has participated in small groups, women’s Bible studies, Pods, prayer ministry, and huddle. Roxie also likes to challenge people to have God-Hunt Sightings daily and share them.
Kelly grew up in Wyoming and is the youngest of 5 children. She moved to Arizona and attended Arizona State University. She married Tom in 1997. They had the opportunity to live and work in Oregon and Ireland before moving to West Lafayette in 2005. They have two children, Matt & Addy. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling with the family, skiing, being a “Band Mom” and serving on the Band Booster Board.
As a young mother, Kelly felt the call to re-dedicate her heart to the Lord. She has actively pursued ways to grow in her relationship with Him ever since. It is in times of deep connection with Him and His people that she has clearly seen His influence on her daily life.
Kelly has been active in leadership in Bible Study Fellowship for 12 years. The family started attending Riverside in 2009 where she has been actively involved in Pods (small groups). She loves serving and helping with Children’s ministry: as a RiverGuide, with VBS, and as a member of the Children’s Ministry Team.
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 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.
Brett grew up in suburban Chicago and is a lifelong Christian. He earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and is currently employed as an Operations Manager with Evonik Corporation. Brett and his wife Leanna moved to the Lafayette area from Minneapolis, MN in 2003. He has three children – Andrew (attending the University of Cincinnati), Megan, and Nick (both at WLJSHS).
Since beginning to attend Riverside in 2015, Brett has enjoyed Men’s Ministry activities (including the Thursday morning Men’s Pod), supporting the children’s and youth ministries, and serving in Ecuador on the 2017 mission trip. Outside of work, Brett spends time training for several half marathons a year and sharing Megan and Nick’s band and soccer activities.
Mark grew up in Hector, Minnesota. He attended and received a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in Applied Christian Studies while also managing a Christian bookstore. He married Crystal in 1985, and together they began serving in youth ministry with Young Life as volunteers in Minnesota and then suburbia Chicago. Mark then served as a youth leader at Kenosha Bible Church in WI. In 1989 he went on staff and served with Youth For Christ in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. In 1992 he went on staff with Young Life in Detroit Lakes, MN. In 2004 he began serving as the Sr. Area Director for Greater Lafayette Young Life. He enjoys investing in and developing college-aged leaders for ministry as well as working with high school & middle school aged teenagers. Mark & Crystal have 3 grown sons.
Mark & Crystal have attended Riverside since shortly after moving to the community. He currently serves as a RiverGuide. He enjoys camping, motorcycling, Purdue athletics and the Minnesota Vikings.