Our Staff

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Bob Travis

Lead Pastor

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Bob Travis began serving as Lead Pastor of Riverstone in August 2008. His desire is to build a church that is passionate about seeing lives changed as people come to know Jesus Christ and grow in their relationship with him. His philosophy of ministry is based on the foundational principles that biblical teaching is critical to the spiritual life and health of the church and that ministry without prayer will have little eternal significance. His vision for Riverstone includes building strong community within the church family that promotes growth in Christ and mobilizing the church to engage both its community and the world with the gospel of Christ.  Bob provides leadership to the elders and staff in the development and implementation of the church’s vision and ministry plans. He also oversees the worship and preaching ministries and shares in the pulpit responsibilities on a regular basis. Bob is a graduate of Penn State and enjoyed a 9-year career in marketing before making the decision to go into full-time ministry. After earning a Master of Theology degree in Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary, he served on the pastoral staff of two other churches before coming to Riverstone. Bob and his wife Janet live in Yardley. They have three grown sons.

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Tom Allen

Teaching Pastor

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Tom Allen has served as the Teaching Pastor of Riverstone since July 2005. His passion for preaching comes out of his belief that relevant, Christ-centered teaching promotes spiritual growth and points people to Christ. He focuses on expository preaching, verse-by-verse teaching through books of the Bible, that ensures believers get the whole counsel of God and not just certain topics out of balance. Tom believes that God has gifted all believers for the work of the ministry, and therefore a high priority of the local church should be to help people recognize their gifts, develop them, and be trained for the work of ministry. Tom’s love for the Lord is exhibited in his gift of evangelism and desire to share Christ with all who will listen.  Since 1992, Tom has been serving full-time as an Associate Professor in the School of Bible and Church Ministry at Cairn University. He is an alumnus of Cairn and holds a Master of Theology degree in New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary. Tom and his wife Tammy live in Langhorne and have three grown children.

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John Biegel

Pastor of Spiritual Growth and Discipleship

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John Biegel began serving at Riverstone Church in the fall of 2013. Prior to coming to Riverstone, he served on staff with the Navigators, a para-church ministry focused on intentional discipleship. He is obsessed with the gospel of Jesus and longs to see people transformed by its salvation-assuring, heart-renewing, mission-inducing power. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and comparative religion from Miami University (OH) and is pursuing his (never-ending) Master of Divinity degree at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA. A native of Chicago, John was a Cubs fan before it was cool. John and his wife, Michelle, live in Levittown with their two young sons.

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Jeremy McAlack

Pastor of Youth and Young Adults

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Jeremy McAlack began as Pastor of Youth and Young Adults in January 2015. He helps lead the youth ministry and young adults ministry. He is a graduate from Cairn University where he earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in Bible with a major in Youth Ministry. He has a heart for the youth and reaching out to the community of Yardley. His desire is to help the youth cultivate an undying love for Jesus Christ, a passion for God’s Word, and an eagerness to serve others. Jeremy and his wife Emelie live in Newtown.

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Austin Delgado

Pastor of Outreach

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Austin Delgado began serving at Riverstone in the fall of 2014. He has a strong passion for evangelism and outreach, which is evident in his interaction with the world around him. As Pastor of Outreach, Austin oversees our local and international outreach ministries. He is developing within our people a heart for what God is doing around the world and mobilizing our church family to effectively advance the gospel beyond the walls of our church.  Austin formerly served as Program Director with the House of Adonai in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.  Prior to coming to Riverstone, Austin served as Executive Assistant to the President at CAMP-of-the-WOODS in Speculator, NY and as a paralegal in Hackensack, NJ. He completed his Master of Divinity degree at Cairn University and has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.  Austin and his wife Davia currently live in Newtown, PA.

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Benjamin Harding

Director of Worship Ministries

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Benjamin Harding has been serving as Riverstone's Director of Worship Ministries since October 2015. Benjamin also serves as the Dean of the School of Music at Cairn University, where he teaches piano, music and worship, and church history. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible and a Bachelor of Music degree from Cairn University, as well as a Master of Music of degree and Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Music Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the staff at Riverstone, Benjamin served as the Director of Music Ministries at Evangelical Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Newark, DE. He and his wife, Marji, live in lower Bucks County with their four young children.

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Janet Miller

Director of Children’s Ministries

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Janet Miller and her husband, Scott, came to Riverstone in 2002. In January 2012, Janet joined our staff as Director of Children's Ministries. Janet began a relationship with Jesus Christ as a young child and has served the Lord in various ministries before beginning this position. She has a heart for children and their families and wants to encourage both in their walk with Christ. Janet has a B.S. in both Bible and Elementary Education from Cairn University. She also received an M.S. in Education from Cairn. Before joining our staff, she spent five years at home being 'mommy'. Prior to that she taught elementary school for 13 years. Janet was born and raised in Newtown, PA and now lives there with her husband, Scott, and two young children.

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Kim Rhoades

Associate Director of Children’s Ministries

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Kim and her husband Frank started attending Riverstone shortly after their move from Texas to Pennsylvania in 2001. Kim joined the Children’s Ministry team in 2013, part-time, as Associate Director of Children’s Ministries. Over the past eight years, Kim’s enthusiasm for children and serving the Lord has grown fervently as she has served the children of Riverstone as a Sunday School teacher, AWANA leader, VBS leader and more. Kim has worked in various marketing positions over the last eighteen years, primarily in the telecommunications industry. Kim is active in her children’s schools, the Food Pantry in Morrisville, and with the Bucks County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Kim has a B.S. in Economics from Arizona State University and a Masters of International Business from Thunderbird International Graduate School. Kim and Frank and their two school-aged children live in Yardley, PA.

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Mindy Mason

Ministry Assistant

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Mindy Mason joined the staff of Riverstone in January 2006 as Administrative Assistant. She serves the pastoral and ministry staff, ministry leaders and church family as she oversees a multitude of administrative responsibilities that includes church-wide communications, ministry publications, facility scheduling and website updates. Along with her administrative skills, she brings a love of people and an infectious laughter that makes her ministry in the church office a joyous one.  Because of her heart for ministry in support and encouragement of women, Mindy has served over the years as a women’s Bible study leader, women’s retreat facilitator, and Mentor Mom for MOPS. For her personal as well as professional development, she completed a rigorous two-year program to earn a Certificate in Transformational Leadership from Bethel Seminary of the East. Mindy and her husband, Rick, reside in Levittown, PA, and have two adult sons.

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Amy Laible

Ministry Assistant

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Amy and her husband Ken came to Riverstone in the spring of 2012, and Amy joined our staff as a part-time ministry assistant in April 2016.  Her primary responsibilities involve providing support for our Children's Ministries as well as monitoring the website and social media.  Amy received her B.A. in English and Theater from Shippensburg University and her M.Ed. from Holy Family University.  She was the Director of Admissions and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Education at Bucks County Community College.  Amy is active in her children's schools and currently serves the children of Riverstone as a Sunday School teacher.  Amy and Ken live in Fairless Hills, PA and have two children.

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Christie Williams

Administrative Assistant

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Nancy Anderson

Financial Administrator

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Nancy joined the staff at Riverstone in the spring of 2011 to fill the newly created role of Financial Administrator. Her primary responsibilities include providing support to the Church Treasurer and to the Financial Secretary. Her background includes bookkeeping, office management, and technology.  Over the years, Nancy has served at Riverstone in the church nursery, AWANA clubs, and Kids Camp.  She has also been very involved with the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) outreach and has served a term as the Coordinator.  Nancy grew up on the mission field in Ecuador and was blessed to have parents who introduced her to Christ at a young age. After graduating from high school, she moved to the United States and attended The Kings College in Briarcliff Manor, NY. She and her husband, Rich, currently live in Ewing, NJ with their two young children.

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Tracy Stokes

Graphic Designer

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Tracy joined the staff of Riverstone in a part-time role as graphic designer in the fall of 2009. Along with ongoing work on the church’s website, Tracy uses her gifts to prepare ministry brochures, flyers, and other publicity materials as requested by the staff. She earned a B.A. degree in Graphic Design from The College of New Jersey in 1991 and since then has enjoyed working in the graphic design field in full-time, part-time and self-employed roles. Tracy enjoys life in Yardley, PA with her three children.

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John Hunter

Facilities Manager

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John Hunter and his wife, Jane, started attending Riverstone in 2003. In August 2015 John was asked to join our staff as Facilities Manager. John came to Christ while living on Cape Hatteras in August of 1993. A passion for service and missions work was ignited in John while watching as SBM Men’s Mission Teams came to help displaced residents after Hurricane Emily. Since then, he has been on five missions trips to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and has led many local construction related-projects for those in need. He has served in many children’s and men’s ministries. John attended Temple University for Mechanical Engineering and Work-Site Health Safety and has over 30 years’ experience in facilities, property management and construction management. John is currently pursuing his masters in STEM from Liberty University. For the past 17 years, John has worked at Princeton University’s School of Architecture where he managed the SoA Laboratory Systems and taught labs in integrated building and construction methods. Born and raised in Bucks County, John, Jane, and his two daughters live in Morrisville.

 

Our Governing Elders

Don Cheyney

LogoDon began attending Riverstone in 2000 after leaving 20+ years as a missionary-pastor to become the professor of church ministries at Cairn University. Don teaches classes at Riverstone when available, speaks at men’s events, is involved in mentoring the next generation of leaders, and serves on the elder board. He has earned degrees from Multnomah University, Western Seminary, and Talbot School of Theology. His wife, Jan, is a licensed professional counselor and serves as co-leader in a small group ministry. Don and Jan live in Levittown and have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Andy Frank - Chairman of The Board

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Andy joined Riverstone in 1998. He currently leads a small group focusing on growing as a disciple and is involved with other ministries. Andy has been in commercial sales his entire career and is a graduate of Eastern University (1984). He and his wife, Sarah, live in Yardley and have two grown children. Andy and Sarah have served in a variety of roles such as prior elder service, Women’s Ministries, Children’s Ministries, short-term global and local missions, search committees and men’s and women’s small groups. 

Mike Lee

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Mike has been saved for 25 years and he and his family have been attending Riverstone since February of 2008. He has served on the worship team at Riverstone as a guitar player and interim co-director of worship. Mike has previously served at Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia as a small group leader, finance lead, and co-worship director. A graduate of Pennsbury High School and recipient of an undergraduate degree in Finance and graduate degree in Information Systems from Drexel University, Mike currently works for Bloomberg LP as a Senior Product Support Analyst. He and his wife, Susan, currently reside in Yardley with their two daughters, Allison and Lauren.

John Selman

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John has been attending Riverstone since 2005. He has served as Chairman of the Elders, small group leader, mentor, personnel team member and building team member. He has also served in Kensington and in short-term missions. John studied engineering at Drexel University and is currently VP of Equipment for a large construction materials company. John and his wife Susan have been married and living in Langhorne since 1981. They have two married children and two granddaughters.

Chris Studley

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Chris Studley accepted Jesus as his Savior in 1985 at the age of 10. He and his family began attending Riverstone in 2004 when they moved to Yardley. Chris has a heart for mentoring and discipleship, which has led to his involvement in small groups, children's ministry, the Wednesday night basketball outreach, and coaching YMS youth soccer. He works as a teacher in Trenton Public Schools and as a youth camp director during the summers. He loves the outdoors! Chris and his wife, Kelly, live in Yardley with their 3 kids.

George Van Lieu

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George has been attending Riverstone Church since 2001. He came to trust Jesus for his salvation in 1971 and continues in spiritual growth and understanding along with building a deeper confidence in the Lord. George has been leading/teaching home Bible studies along with counseling, mentoring and discipling on a one-to-one basis since 2004. He studied homiletics at PBU and theology and church doctrine through EFCA – Gateway Theological Institute. George and his wife, Terry, who were married in 1969, live in Levittown. They have two adult children and five granddaughters.

Sean Wagner - Vice Chairman

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Sean has attended Riverstone since 2006 and has been a believer since 1985. Sean oversees the Riverstone Care Team and formerly served on the Riverstone Communications Team and volunteered as a Stockade leader. Sean was Finance Chair for his prior church and has led numerous Bible studies. Sean is an executive with a local pharmaceutical marketing and communications company where he provides strategic consulting to clients and leads internal delivery teams. He and his wife Jennifer live in Yardley with their two children.

 

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