2017-2018 Session Elders

2017-2018 Board of Deacons

 - Vacant

Diane Byram

Bency Acha

Marie Chvatal

Steve Andrews

Patricia Grob

Ann Bertsch

Jean Kline

India Kendall

Joy Kline - Chair

Godlove Kobe

Barbara Leath

Jean Lkine – Clerk of Session

Pete Pichaske

Wilson Nebafu

Janette Prince



Daniel Tanda




Ministry Teams
align with the RPC mission and goals. Session Elders moderate the teams and help identify people from the Congregation be involved in focus areas. To join a ministry team you do not have to be a member - you simply need a desire to serve. 


Worship Team partners with the Pastor to provide opportunities to praise God and proclaim the gospel for the salvation of humankind through regular and special worship services for the spiritual enrichment of the Congregation.  (John Prince, Bency Acha, Godlove Kobe)


Stewardship & Finance Team encourages the best use of the Congregation’s God-given resources of time, talents, and treasure to carry out the Congregation’s mission to the community and world.   (Daniel Tanda, Wilson Nebafu, Steve Andrews)


Personnel Team discovers and develops the God-given gifts and abilities of the church staff to lead its ministry, and works with staff to provide support. The team conducts annual staff reviews and makes recommendations to Session on staffing concerns.  (Ann Bertsch)


Christian Formation Team strives to provide opportunities for spiritual growth for all generations for both our Congregation and our community.  (India Kendall)


Communications, Membership, and Property Team:

Develops and implements communications with our church family and community. Provides timely, inspiring, and informative communications. Coordinates event calendar.

Coordinates new memberships and ensures that church membership records are current. Coordinates a safe and comfortable environment for the people of God and their ministry. Serves as liaison with the landlords on all building needs, security and space usage coordination. (Wilson Nebafu)


Evangelism and Mission Team spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have yet to believe the good news. Conducts a ministry that will invite and encourage people to become part of the Riverdale Presbyterian Church community of faith.  The team promotes mission programs of the church and identifies additional mission opportunities for the children, youth and adults of RPC.  (Godlove Kobe)


Board of Deacons care for members of the congregation and ministers to the shut-ins and those in need.  Deacon ministry is under the supervision and authority of the session.  Moderator – Joy Kline.