Lead Team

Dr. Bill ellis

lead pastor

Bill began pastoring Riverside in 1988. He is our lead pastor, overseeing all facets of ministry, operations, finances and direction of the church. He is the chairman of our board of deacons. Bill and his wife Teresa live in Oakmont, having already raised two daughters and are now enjoying life as grandparents. 


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David kennard

Executive Pastor

David began at Riverside in 1998. As executive pastor, David oversees our adult ministries and daily staff operations. He is one of our regular communicators and is the site pastor of The Mills location since it began. He and his wife Amie live in Penn Hills with their two kids.


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Trey Sullivan

Worship Pastor

Trey has led our worship and arts teams since he began at Riverside in 2014. He is one of our regular worship leaders and teaches our worship groups. He currently lives in Oakmont and enjoys being a part of our young adult gatherings. 


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Dave Longstreth

Outreach & Communications

Dave has been at Riverside since 2001 formerly as our creative arts pastor and now overseeing our outreach and communications. He is one of our occasional worship leaders and communicators but spends most of his time designing, producing videos and producing our online content. He and his wife Carrie live in Oakmont with their two kids. 


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Dana Nichols

Kids Ministry Director

Dana began leading Riverside Kids in 2015. She leads the ministry with her co-director Josh, overseeing volunteers, writing curriculum, creating media and taking part in Riverside Kids events. She also volunteers for Nexus Student Ministry and The Table Young Adult Ministry. She and her husband Tyler live in Plum. 


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Josh Hull

Kids Ministry Director

Josh began leading Riverside Kids in 2016. He leads the ministry with his co-director Dana, overseeing volunteers, writing curriculum, creating media and taking part in Riverside Kids events. He also volunteers for Nexus Student Ministry. Josh lives in Oakmont.


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Donnie Marsh

Student Ministry Pastor

Donnie has been with Riverside since 1996. He leads our Nexus Jr. & Sr. High School Ministries, alongside a dedicated group of volunteers. He is one of our regular communicators and lives in Oakmont with his wife Shelly and their two kids. 


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Michael Evans

Connections/Young Adult Pastor

Mike began attending Riverside in 2007 and started serving as our connections and young adult pastor in 2016. He oversees The Table alongside a dedicated group of volunteers and friends. He is a regular part of our communications team. He currently lives in Penn Hills with his wife Lauren. 


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