Riverview Church Leadership
Riverview Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Mel loves serving as a pastor. He felt God calling him into ministry as a young man and is passionate about communicating the truth of God’s Word, whether it’s at church on Sunday morning or with someone he meets at the corner market. Mel completed his Master’s of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) as well as substantial work toward his Doctorate at the same school. He has over 30 years in ministry experience that has helped to shape and change his life. By God’s grace, he has served at ‘Peoples Church’ in Toronto, Canada, at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Essex Fells, N.J. and for 12 years was the Senior Vice President of Student Life at Trinity International University/TEDS in Deerfield, Illinois. Prior to coming to Riverview, Pastor Mel was the Senior Pastor of a church he planted called Harvest Bible Chapel in Lake Zurich, Illinois. In less than 10 years, this church plant grew from 200 to over 1300 people on Sunday mornings. Mel and his wife Barbara met and were married in Germany and now have six children: Joelle, Brieanna, Mandy, Caden, Brady and Capri. The family is enjoying their newfound friends and church family here at Riverview and in the Fallbrook/Bonsall community. Pastor Mel loves telling people about Jesus Christ and teaching God’s Word in creative, practical ways. You’ll find him after every service standing by the doors of the church greeting people and getting to know them by name.
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A fully devoted follower of Christ, who has been playing music professionally for over 20 years, and has a passion for finding God through scripture and worship.
Scott and his wife Claudia have been a part of Riverview since the spring of 2010.
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Sharon works in the hub of the church office, and has a passion for making people feel warmly welcomed. She loves using the gifts God has blessed her with to assist staff and others, with the many administrative tasks that happen behind the scenes of ministry.
Sharon has been working in the church office since 1999, and loves being used by God for His glory. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys spending time with family and being a grandma. Her favorite hobby is creating organization out of clutter!
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John receives joy and fulfillment in using his CPA/Finance background to serve the REFC family in the area of accounting/administration.
With one grandchild and more on the way, John and his wife Lisa are looking forward to this new season of life.
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Steph comes to us from Jack in the Box Corporate, where she was a Senior Project Manager. She was responsible for their Labor Management and Food Cost Systems. She has a degree in Business Management and a Certification in Web Development.
She has been happily married to Sean for over 17 years. Steph loves the people of Riverview Church and enjoys working in the office.
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Jeanette is a people person and loves to give hugs and spend time praying for any needs. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Greg for 43 years.
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