The Sunday Team
The Sunday Team leads our volunteer teams who create the environment where every person in attendance at our Sunday Worship Gatherings is invited to connect with Jesus and one another.
Vision & Teaching
Children: 4 (two girls, two boys), and one son-in-law
Hometown: Shenandoah, IA
Favorite Hobby: long distance swimming for exercise
Favorite Drink: Honey-laced English Breakfast Tea spiked with cayenne pepper & cinnamon
A favorite "passion": Movies (especially Christopher Nolan films)
One fun thing many people might not know about me: I once finished in second place in the Gladstone, MO "Big Splash" competition. I can do a mean can-opener!
Workplace: Riverwood and Fidelity Bank
Favorite Hobby: Playing board games and video games with friends
Favorite Food: Chicago deep-dish pizza
Favorite Musician: John Mark McMillan
Favorite Passion: Getting to write new songs with good friends
One fun thing many people might not know about me: I’m left-handed, but only when it comes to writing. Additional fun fact? I type ambidextrously.
Children: 5 (4 boys, 1 girl)
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Workplace: My home 🙂
Favorite Hobby: Drinking coffee and reading
Favorite Food: chocolate chip cookies
Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A favorite "passion": My family - and rearranging my living room!
One fun thing many people might not know about me: I have snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, been white water rafting and rode in a hot air balloon.
Kids: two adult boys
Hometown: Lewiston, NY
Workplace: I was an RN until my first son was a year, then became a Domestic Engineer (and occasional control freak).
Favorite food: Chocolate (of course!)
Hobbies: Flower arranging & feeding people
Favorite movie: Ever After
One fun thing many people might not know about me: I have held the Discus record at Lew-Port High School in New York for the last 36 years. There was one girl who so desperately wanted to beat my record she actually hated me - until she met me and eventually became my sister-in-law!
Our Elder Team loves & cares for our church family by helping us follow Jesus. They regularly pray for the Riverwood family, teach us from the Scriptures, and guide us into the future we believe God holds for us. And they'd love to welcome you into the Riverwood family as well!
Kids: Two boys & two girls
Hometown: Lovettsville, VA
Workplace: Stonebridge LTD. Cedar Falls, IA
Favorite Hobby: Triathlons
Favorite Food: MEAT!
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
A favorite "passion": Family bike rides
One fun thing many people might not know about me: I swam against Michael Phelps. (He beat me!)
Vision & Teaching
You can read about Erin above, but here are a few more "favorites"
Another Hobby: Graphic Design
Favorite Food: Ice cream or dark chocolate
A favorite "passion": Sports, specifically Kansas City Royals baseball, Nebraska Cornhusker football, & Wartburg wrestling
Another fun thing many people might not know about me: I once ate an ant head that had been soaked in spicy pepper juice.
Children: Same as Bridget 🙂
Hometown: New Hartford, IA
Workplace: National Guard//Army Aviation Support Facility// Det 1 Co A 1/376th S&S (Support & Surveillance)
Hobby: Wood… chopping, sawing, shaping, cutting, working, etc. (oh, and computers)
Favorite Food: Thai Curry Wings!!
Favorite Movie – The Fifth Element or Stardust.. both so good
Favorite Musician – Tenth Avenue North
Favorite Passion – Apologetics as it pertains to Philosophy, and creation science
One fun thing many people might not know about me: I worked for 4 years on Iowa’s 71st Civil Support Team and worked alongside the FBI, DHS, FEMA, and DOE.
Hometown: Muscatine, IA
Workplace: educational leadership faculty at the University of Northern Iowa
Favorite Hobby: running
Favorite Food: chicken parmesan or anything chocolate/peanut butter combined
A favorite "passion": standards-based grading (Editor's Note: He's so passionate about this, he even wrote a book on it!)
Another Favorite: I do not watch too many movies, but The Truman Show is one that sticks with me.
One fun thing many people might not know about me: My wife, Cassy, and I once ran across the Golden Gate Bridge (and back) at sunrise