Pastor Arnold & Jana Allison | Lead Pastor
Pastor Arnold Allison has been serving as our Lead Pastor since August 2018. His vision for Riverside is to see "Changed Lives, Change Lives," a passion he brings into his deep biblical teaching and leadership style. There is no limit to what God can do through the power of the Holy Spirit that is first changing our own lives! Originally from Austria, he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees together with his lovely wife Jana from the University of Wales and additionally completed a degree in psychosocial counseling in Vienna. He and his wife have three fantastic children, Liam, Helen, and Kristine.
Pastor Kagen & Mackenzie Larsen | Youth Pastor
Pastor Kagen and Mackenzie joined Riverside staff in March of 2015. They serve together in our CURRENT YOUTH Ministry. Their passion is to see students come to know Jesus Christ, find their giftings, and equip them to become leaders. CURRENT YOUTH is a safe place where students can feel they belong and are important. Pastor Kagen enjoys playing many instruments, singing, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Pastor Kagen and Mackenzie married in 2010 and now have four young active boys, Camden, Easton, Jackson, and Karsen.
Pastor Tim & Camilia Dezelske | Children's Pastor
Pastor Tim and Camilia joined the Riverside staff in May of 2019. They serve together in our River Kid’s Ministry. Their passion is to see kids grow in their faith in Jesus Christ, increase their knowledge of the Bible and how every piece points to Jesus as the redeemer, and to equip them to become leaders among their peers. Their focus is on showing the kids how to be sensitive to the Holy Spirits still small voice and allowing the kids to respond in relevant ways. Pastor Tim believes if you feed the lambs the sheep will come, meaning that if the kids are growing in Christ then the parents will be interested in seeing what is happening. Pastor Tim and Camilia enjoy taking nice long walks as a family, going to the zoo, and watching movies. They got married in 2015 and have 2 beautiful girls.
Jesse Utecht | Worship Leader
Jesse Utecht is the worship leader at Riverside Church. He married the love of his life, Jaselyn and together they have 4 beautiful kids, who were each dedicated at Riverside. Little did he know after all the amazing years of engaging in corporate worship from the congregation side of it, God had other plans for him. Jesse has now been leading here since 2017. Jesse leads with great passion and energy and has put together and leads an amazing worship team of many talented individuals in what we were created to do...”Worship Him!” -- Matthew 22:37-39