Jesus Christ is the Head of His Church, and each member of His church has been entrusted with His Spirit, spiritual gifts, and responsibility to help the Church be healthy (1 Cor 12:13, Eph 4:11-16). In light of this, we value a congregational government that meets quarterly to make decisions together.  Each January we elect members from our congregation to serve in various leadership roles.  Here is the list of those who are serving in 2018:

Church Officers

Elders – Alan Zastrow, Gary Wolff, Joel Denk, Bill Pipho, Dave Peppler, Dennis Jahns
Church Chairman – Mike Lehner
Church Secretary – Andrea Dillie
Church Treasurer – Tom Riek
Financial Secretary – Andrea Dillie
Worship Committee Chairman – Nate Lehner
Christian Education Chairman – Kathy Hargrave
Buildings and Grounds – Owen Purvis
Deaconesses – Molly Stegeman, Amy Pipho, Sandy Resop, Peggy Cotterill, Michele Schrader
Social & Hospitality – Jody Jingst
Missions Committee Chairperson – Donn Wright (And the committee includes Gary Zacharias, Art Volkmann, Doug Stegeman, Danny Ige, and Dennis Jahnke)

In addition, River Shores has a number of people who serve in unelected leadership roles:
River Shores Financial Team – Mike Kargl and Janel Lopez
River Shores Children’s Ministry – Chris Wright
River Shores Hospitality Team – Colleen Micele (Neighborhood Dinner Night [NDN]), Joy Masters (Kitchen), Beth Zik (Events Coordinator), Tiffaney Wegand (Sunday snacks), Scott Viars (Ushers)
River Shores Compassion Team – Sandy Resop (Meals), Edie Roe (Visits), Malene Kargl (Cards)
River Shores Soulfood – Heidi Viars
River Shores Nursery– Kara Schuster, Maureen Heet
River Shores Assimilation Team– Kevin & Gail Schippman (1st Contact/Welcome), Heidi Viars (2nd Contact)
River Shores Service Preparation Team– Mark & Molly Finger
River Shores Decor – Erin Carter
River Shores Building and Grounds – Jim Meyer
River Shores Tech Team – David Umstadt