Leadership Team

Executive: The River is led by an executive board of Elders responsible to ensure it remains faithful to its vision and effectively carries out the mission Jesus gave his church. The Elders meet monthly and their tasks include budgeting, policy development, managing staff and spiritual leadership. Elders are confirmed by the congregation through a process that involves both faith and discernment. To contact our Executive, please e-mail executive@rivercommunity.ca.

Administration: Our administration team is responsible for financial management. To contact a member of our administration team, please e-mail admin@rivercommunity.ca.

Personnel: The River’s personnel team is primarily responsible for the hiring, development and care of our staff. To contact a member of our personnel team, please e-mail personnel@rivercommunity.ca.

Our staff is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of The River in accordance with vision of the church and under the authority of our Executive. What follows is a list of areas of responsibility and contact information. The River’s staff can be reached through our central telephone system at 780-438-4523.

Pastor Bruce Gritter
Lead/Founding Pastor
The River Community Church
pastorbruce@rivercommunity.ca

Melissa Chukwuebuka
Children’s Ministry Director
The River Community Church
​mel@rivercommunity.ca

Nathan Fudge
Worship Director
The River Community Church
nathan@rivercommunity.ca

Pastor David Joo
Pastor of Korean Ministries
So Mang
pastordavid@rivercommunity.ca

Pastor Victor Ko
Lead Pastor
MosaicHouse Community Church
victorko@mosaichouse.ca
mosaichouse.ca

Derrick Popley
Associate Pastor
The River Community Church
pastorderrick@rivercommunity.ca

Byron Scheuer
Director of Administration
The River Community Church
admin@rivercommunity.ca

Malissa Huillery
Social Justice Network Leader
The River Community Church
sjn@rivercommunity.ca

Dr. Karen Wilk
Lead Pastor
Neighbourhood Networks
karen@rivercommunity.ca

Dr. Aaron Au
Lead Pastor
Avenue Church
info@avenuechurch.ca
avenuechurch.ca

Our Current Executive

Lindsay McDavid
President

Michael Taekema
Secretary

Sharon Versluys
Administration Team Liaison

Steve Oosterhoof
Administration Team Liaison

Josh Steenbergen
Personnel Team Liaison

Juli Wenger
Member at Large

Eniola Adeoye
Member at Large

Pastor Bruce Gritter
Lead Pastor