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Meet The River Valley Church Team


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 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 Pastor

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 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


Leanne Konrad

First Impressions Team Leader/

Administrative Assistant

Leanne works in the church office part time as well as leads our First Impressions team of greeters and coffee corner volunteers.

If you have a great smile and love people, please speak to Leanne about joining the team. 


Christian Olsen

Young Adults Leader

Christian is a friendly and outgoing young adult who has been attending the church with his wife for years. If you would like to join young adult events talk to Christian or email the church office at 

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