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Meet The River Valley Church Team

Ken, Lead Pastor, Church leader

Pastor Ken Critchley

Lead Pastor

Pastor Ken has been serving at RVC since 2009. He studied Pastoral Theology at Summit Pacific College and went on to receive his Master's degree from TWU. 

Pastor Ken has a heart for authentic worship and service to God in a world where authenticity is sometimes hard to find. He loves helping people discover and walk in God's purpose for their lives. 

Keely, Worship leader, worship director

Keely Vanderpol

Worship Director

Keely is a talented musician and devoted worshipper. She loves using music to express her love for God and the love that He has for His people. Keely became Worship Director in 2021 after serving on the worship team for the last 9 years, as well as in youth and children's ministry.

Cody Loft, Youth leader, youth director

Cody Loft

Youth Director

Cody joined the team in Feb. 2022 and we're excited to see him connect with the youth and young adults of this community! Reach out to Cody any time at

Ruthann, children's leader, children's director

Ruthann Willms

Children's Director

After volunteering for several months, Ruthann joined the RVC staff in Feb. 2022. She's excited to get to know RVC kids even better and lead them towards a lifelong relationship with Christ. Connect with Ruthann at

Carole Hiebert, First impressions, team leader, Friendly, Pentecostal church,

Carole Hiebert

First Impressions Team Leader

Carole is a member of our Board of Directors and she also leads our First Impressions team of greeters with her welcoming smile and infectious laugh. If you have a great smile and love people, please speak to Carole about joining the team. 

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