Pastor Bruce and Sharon Gritter   Pastor Bruce Gritter is the Lead Pastor of The River. By God's grace, he and his wife Sharon moved to Edmonton from Abbotsford, B.C. and founded The River in 2003. They have 5 children and no cat. They enjoy travelling, hiking, reading and various sports.

Pastor Bruce and Sharon Gritter

Pastor Bruce Gritter is the Lead Pastor of The River. By God's grace, he and his wife Sharon moved to Edmonton from Abbotsford, B.C. and founded The River in 2003. They have 5 children and no cat. They enjoy travelling, hiking, reading and various sports.

  Derrick Popley   Derrick Popley is the Associate Pastor of The River. In 2017, he and his wife Keisha moved to Edmonton from Jamaica and have been with The River family for the past 2 years. They have 3 beautiful girls and are expecting a 4th child soon. They enjoy movies, music, reading, sports and relaxing at home with family.

Derrick Popley

Derrick Popley is the Associate Pastor of The River. In 2017, he and his wife Keisha moved to Edmonton from Jamaica and have been with The River family for the past 2 years. They have 3 beautiful girls and are expecting a 4th child soon. They enjoy movies, music, reading, sports and relaxing at home with family.

  Mel Boesch   Mel is The River's Women and Children's Ministry Director. She also directs KidSpaces, an after school program for newcomers to Canada. After living abroad working as a teacher for 11 years she settled back in Edmonton and has been working at the River since 2016. Melissa loves spending time with her 2 loves: her 5 year old twin girls Sochima and Amara. She also enjoys singing, reading and exploring.

Mel Boesch

Mel is The River's Women and Children's Ministry Director. She also directs KidSpaces, an after school program for newcomers to Canada. After living abroad working as a teacher for 11 years she settled back in Edmonton and has been working at the River since 2016. Melissa loves spending time with her 2 loves: her 5 year old twin girls Sochima and Amara. She also enjoys singing, reading and exploring.

  Nathan & Lisa Fudge   Nathan is The River’s Youth & Young Adults Pastor as well as the Worship Director at The River. He’s originally from Newfoundland and moved to Edmonton in 2010 to attend Vanguard College. Nathan and his lovely wife Lisa have two beautiful girls (India & Arlo), They enjoy many things including sports, crafting, movies, music & family time with theirs girls.

Nathan & Lisa Fudge

Nathan is The River’s Youth & Young Adults Pastor as well as the Worship Director at The River. He’s originally from Newfoundland and moved to Edmonton in 2010 to attend Vanguard College. Nathan and his lovely wife Lisa have two beautiful girls (India & Arlo), They enjoy many things including sports, crafting, movies, music & family time with theirs girls.

  Byron Scheuer   Byron is the Administration Director of The River. Born in Edmonton, he and his wife Lisa started attending The River several years back and he joined The River's staff several years ago. He and Lisa have two boys and love living life to the fullest!

Byron Scheuer

Byron is the Administration Director of The River. Born in Edmonton, he and his wife Lisa started attending The River several years back and he joined The River's staff several years ago. He and Lisa have two boys and love living life to the fullest!

  Malissa Huillery   Malissa Huillery is the Social Justice Network Director at The River. Wife to Quentin, and mother to artificial twins Hope and Jakob. She loves Zambia like a second home. Here in Alberta she enjoys camping, travelling, reading and painting.

Malissa Huillery

Malissa Huillery is the Social Justice Network Director at The River. Wife to Quentin, and mother to artificial twins Hope and Jakob. She loves Zambia like a second home. Here in Alberta she enjoys camping, travelling, reading and painting.

  David Joo   David is the Pastor of The River's Korean ministry. Born in Korea, David became a Christian at age 14 and immigrated to Canada in 1999. David is married to his wife Youn Sun      and loves working with the rest of the staff at The River.

David Joo

David is the Pastor of The River's Korean ministry. Born in Korea, David became a Christian at age 14 and immigrated to Canada in 1999. David is married to his wife Youn Sun and loves working with the rest of the staff at The River.

  Tricia DeJulia   Tricia is an Administrative Assistant at The River. Married to Ralph in 2014 and moved to Edmonton from the States, she enjoys camping in old VW buses, exploring Canada and being a "Nonna" to 3 beautiful grandchildren.

Tricia DeJulia

Tricia is an Administrative Assistant at The River. Married to Ralph in 2014 and moved to Edmonton from the States, she enjoys camping in old VW buses, exploring Canada and being a "Nonna" to 3 beautiful grandchildren.