The Reverend Jessica Scholten Jess is our Pastor, Head of Staff, who just started in December of 2017. She preaches and teaches regularly, works closely with staff and ministry teams, moderates the Session, and provides pastoral care. Jess graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, with a B.A. in English and went directly across the road to seminary, where she graduated from Western Theological Seminary in 2001. She seeks to help other experience God's presence through faith practices and meaningful service to others and has the spiritual gift of hanging out. Contact Jess at email@example.com
Katie leads our Junior and Senior High ministries as well as organizes our young families ministry. As a trained pastor, Katie also assists with preaching, worship leadership, and pastoral care. Katie graduated from Bowling Green State University, receiving her Bachelor in Education and taught in Chicago Public Schools for a few years before attending McCormick Theological Seminary where she earned her Master in Divinity. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Barbara is currently serving as our Parish Associate giving support to the leadership and staff in our various ministries. Her roles involve some preaching, teaching, pastoral care and resourcing of discipleship ministries. Barbara served in full-time pastorates in Houston, Texas and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin before retiring and answering the call to serve at River Glen. She has her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois and her Certificate in Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California. She is married with two grown children and two grandchildren.
Joyce is River Glen’s Director of Music. She oversees and coordinates all of the music ministry programs in addition to directing the chancel choir and contemporary service worship teams. Joyce has served River Glen in this capacity since 2007 and has worked in music ministry for over 22 years. Joyce has a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Ball State University and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University. She is married to Kent and they have two children, Aaron and Danielle.
Caryn is a member of our Office Staff.
Peg is a member of our Office Staff.