Staff & Leaders
JT and Jaime Kliewer
JT Kliewer serves as the lead teaching pastor at River Church. JT holds a Master of Divinity degree. He and his wife, Jaime, have 3 children. JT and Jaime are OU alums, and have extensive missions experience from working overseas before joining River Church staff. JT brings a practical, biblical, and gospel-centered approach to his teaching and leadership.
Emilio and Shelby Ortiz
Emilio Ortiz serves as the Youth Director at River Church. He and his wife Shelby have been members of River for several years, and have faithfully served in various areas of our church community. Both Emilio and Shelby have experience leading small groups, leading teams overseas in missions contexts, and discipling and mentoring young people in their faith.
Brent and Krysten Jenkins
Brent Jenkins serves as the College Pastor at River Church. Brent holds a Master in Theology degree. He also brings his creative talents to River through the leading and development of the musical element of our Sunday worship service. Brent is married to Krysten, and they have 3 boys. Together, they have invested in college students for 13 years in Norman.
Matt and Michelle Delouise
Matt Delouise serves on the River Church elder team. Matt brings years of experience in the workplace and overseas missions to his pastoring role within River.
Michelle Delouise serves on River staff as the Volunteer and Communications Director
Michelle manages the various means of church communication and coordination of our amazing volunteers teams. Matt and Michelle have 4 children.
Stuart and Amy Edwards
Stuart Edwards serves on the River Church elder team. Stuart has a law degree from the University of Oklahoma and works for an oil and gas company in Oklahoma City. He and his wife, Amy, have 3 children. They serve in community groups, River Youth, and with parents of youth in our church.
Tom and Bre Pedersen
Tom Pedersen serves on the River Church elder team, and brings years of experience from the work world, leading teams on overseas mission, and developing people in their gifts and strengths.
Bre Pedersen leads our Women’s Ministry within River Church.
Tom and Bre are OU alums, are both founding members of River, and have 4 children.
Dave and Nancy Edwards
Dave Edwards is the founding pastor of River Church, and serves on the elder team. Dave is married to Nancy, and together they have 4 children and many grandchildren. He has ministered in Norman for over 30 years, serving with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and Trinity Baptist Church prior to launching River Church in 2006.
Ann and Omar Rosales
Ann Rosales is the SPLASH Children’s Ministry Director at River Church. Ann is married to Omar, and they have 3 children. Ann and Omar have been long-serving members of River Church, having led community groups and discipleship groups, and bring many years of experience in ministry and building relationships.
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