Council, Boards & Committees

Council Executives

2020

Moderator Michael McElwee

Michael is serving in his second year as Moderator for Riverside. The Moderator chairs the church council, and acts as a bridge between the congregation, the council and the pastor.

Bridges are something Michael knows a lot about. He is the Executive Director of the Port of Hood River which owns the Hood River Interstate Bridge. The Port also manages the Hood River waterfront, a regional park embracing windsurfing, kiteboarding and a waterfront trail. The Port also works to develop industrial land and bring good-paying jobs to the region.

Michael’s passion at Riverside is the care of our historic building. During his tenure, he’s helped to establish a long-term capital fund for our most pressing needs, such as foundation and roof repair.

This year, he received the Council’s “Get ‘er Done” award, given in memory of Rodger Schock, for spearheading repair of drainage along a section of the foundation wall.

Moderator Elect Yvonne Arbogast

Secretary Alison Betzing

Treasurer Doug Roof

BOARDS

 

DIACONATE 

Karen Roof

   Gail Lyon

Judy Schock

   Michelina Roth

Jenny Hackett

   Susan Gabay

COUNCIL

Joan Ewing

Charlie Warren

Keith Harding

Roberta Cook

Donna McCoy

 Dave Roth

CHRISTIAN NURTURE

Jo Herring

Jordan Strayer

James Holloway

Pam Riedl

Katie Cook

Eric Bingener

JUSTICE & WITNESS

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  • Lynn Davidson

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  • Ann Harris
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  • Judy Schock
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  • Michelina Roth
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  • Jenny Hackett
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  • Susan Gabay

 

MUSIC & ARTS

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  • Karen Harding

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  • Dick O’Bannon

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  • Beth Hartwell
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  • Lorene Murray
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  • Melissa Tokstad
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  • Barb Dworschak

FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT

  • Doug Roof

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  • Nancy Pavlenko

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  • David Roth

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  • Betty Shalhope

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  • Gean Rains

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  • Stu Watson

 

COMMITTEES 

PASTORAL RELATIONS

  • Tim Foley

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  • Evelyn Charity

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  • Michael McElwee

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COMMUNICATIONS

  • Kathy Watson

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  • Yvonne Arbogast

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  • Gean Rains

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  • Molly Fauth

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  • Stu Watson

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BUILDING & MAINTENANCE

  • Joe Smith

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  • Leonard Wood
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  • Lorre Chester-Rea
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  • Joan Ewing
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  • Michael McElwee
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  • Paul Thompson

PERSONNEL

Pastor Vicky

David Roth

Michael McElwee

 

 

 

CHEERS

Shirley Chrisman

Joann Ewing

Kathy Watson

Carol Murphy

Janet Wood

Judy Schock

Lorene Murray

SOUND TECHS

Gary McFarlen

Kim Vogel

Michele Beaman

Kathryn McElwee

Stu Watson

Charlie Warren

Tom Hackett

FINANCIAL SECRETARIES

Judy Schock

Joyce Jennings

Tim Foley

Kim Vogel

Molly Fauth

Michelle Richmond

RCC REPS TO GORGE ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES

Nancy Pavlenko

Joan Ewing

Pastor Vicky

KITCHEN TEAM

  • Kathy Watson
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  • Pastor Vicky
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  • James Holloway
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  • Beth Hartwell
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  • Mary Ellen Holmes
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  • Joe Smith
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  • Ann Lemeka
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  • Lorre Chester-Rea