Pastor Dave Barber
Pastor Dave is a graduate of Taylor University and has a Master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary. He married his college sweetheart Bonnie and they have two grown sons, Jeff and Andy. Dave was a youth pastor for several years before becoming a senior pastor. He served 25 of those ministry years in one church in Barrington, Illinois. He and Bonnie worked at a pioneer church planting in Lexington, Kentucky before coming to RiverValley in 2014. Dave speaks regularly at Fort Wilderness camp in McNaughton, Wisconsin. He loves sports, walking, building projects and taking his wife to the beach!
Danny serves with a desire to see people intimately connect and grow spiritually through musical worship. His passion is to lead the body of Christ in worship and raise up more worship leaders in the church. Danny loves seeing and being a part of people growing in their musical gifting, but he loves seeing people grow spiritually even more. Danny and his wife Lindsey have five children and are very passionate about being foster parents. They enjoy the simplicity of being with good friends, watching movies with their children and taking spontaneous day trips when possible.
Family and Children’s Ministry Director
Julie loves Jesus and loves people. She loves to chat, hear stories, serve, laugh, and just be together. Julie feels like God has used her family’s multiple relocations (due to job transfers and changes) to continually show her what matters, and this is what she’s got so far: people matter. They matter to God and they have to matter to her. With five kids, she and her husband Scott have experienced a lot, and they know there is no perfect way to parent. With two dogs and one cat, the Coons don't really do calm, but sure do love being together.
Student Ministry Director
Steven graduated from Ripon College in 2013 where he studied History and Religion, and pitched for the baseball team.
Prior to joining the staff in 2015, Steven spent a year in Chicago studying at Moody Theological Seminary taking courses in the Master of Divinity degree program. He has also worked as a tree trimmer, waiter, custodian and baseball coach. Along with those things, Steven was involved in student ministries in Wautoma, Green Lake and Berlin as both a volunteer and intern. He and his wife, Brandi, live in Oshkosh.
Communications and Office Manager
Laura graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in Radio/TV/Film. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Relations/Journalism from Ball State University. Laura is grateful to be able to use her gifts to honor God and serve people. Special interests include her children’s sports and activities, learning photography, reading historical non-fiction and enjoying Wisconsin’s natural beauty.
Becky graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in Spanish and Speech Communications. She also holds a two-year degree in PC and Internet Programming from Fox Valley Technical College. Becky grew up in Milwaukee but came to Oshkosh for college and stayed in the area where she now lives with her husband and two daughters. In her free time Becky likes to read, spend time with family and friends, and sew.
Bob is a long-time member of RiverValley, and his wife Dottie has served as a devoted Sunday School teacher for many years. Bob is responsible for church cleaning and light maintenance, as well as assisting with building needs for special events. When not at work, you can find him hunting, fishing, farming and exploring the great outdoors.