Our Team Leaders

We have some amazing staff and volunteer leaders who passionately use their skills and talents to share Jesus’ love in our neighborhood! Get to know them here:


Ryan has been married to Clarissa for 13 years, and they have two boys. They are in love with the Pacific Northwest and especially Vancouver! In their free time they enjoy the Vancouver Farmer’s Market, playing party board games with friends, and trying new foods. Email Ryan

Director of Operations

Melody has been married to her husband David for 22 years. Together they have raised a blended family of five children. Melody has served in ministry positions for the past 20+ years and is passionate about serving her community and helping others learn to follow Jesus.

Missions Pastor

Meet Tim, whose nearly two decades focused on cross-cultural ministry outside the U.S. have shaped him into a dedicated advocate for global outreach. He is passionate about worshiping Jesus and creating environments for people to discover God’s heart. Tim loves time outdoors with friends and family.

Communications + Development Director

Clarissa is passionate about helping nonprofits communicate and collaborate effectively! She has been in this field for 15 years and now loves being able to work for a ministry she is so passionate about. She and her husband Ryan have two young boys,  and love exploring new places and restaurants in the PNW!

Children’s Minister

April has lived in Vancouver for 4 years with her husband, Lakota, and they recently welcomed their first son to the family. They love the outdoors, trying new recipes/ restaurants, and hanging out with friends! April loves to teach children and watch them discover who they are as little people in this big world! She is so excited to show children God’s love and help guide them in their faith.

Building + Grounds Director

Randy has lived in the PNW for over 40 years, and has 2 daughters and 8 grandkids. He loves to fish, hunt, and spend time outdoors enjoying God’s beautiful creation. Randy recently retired and loves helping people, so he’s helping maintain River City’s building and grounds for generations to come!

Administrative Team Leader 

Caryn is a retired educator who loves to travel, read, craft, and spend time with her family, especially her grandson, Reddington. Although a native Texan, she is excited to make her new home in the PNW! She loves Jesus as well as serving in churches when and where she can.

Communion Team Leader 

Becca has lived in the PNW most of her life, and has raised two young men (there isn’t a dull moment in her house!). Becca is passionate about supporting those in substance use recovery and those with mental health challenges. She loves leading our Communion Team to make sure there are friendly faces to serve each STUDY Day.

Compassion Team Leader 

A lifelong Vancouver resident and postal service retiree, Patty and her husband Joel love road trips and learning about history. She loves feeding people through summer lunches, winter shelter meals, produce boxes, and River City’s mercado fresco.

This page is currently under construction, as we work to feature even more of our amazing team leaders! 🙂