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Governing Elders

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Governing Elders

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Marty Brophy | Lay Elder

Marty Brophy has been a member of Riverstone Church for nearly eight years and has served one term as an elder. After recently selling a construction business which he started in 1979, Martin returned to Cairn University and graduated with a B.S. in Biblical Studies. For the past several years, Marty has served on the Global Initiative segment of Riverstone’s missions committee. He and his wife, Sandra, reside in Levittown, PA. They have two married adult children and six grandchildren.

Martin Brophy

Don Cheyney | Lay Elder

Don Cheyney has attended Riverstone since 2000 after serving 20+ years as a missionary-pastor to become Professor of Church Ministries at Cairn University. He has three earned degrees in Bible, theology, and education. At Riverstone he has taught adult classes, spoken at men’s breakfasts and retreats, preached, mentored, and served two terms on the elder board before taking some time off. He and his wife, Jan, live in Levittown and have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Don Cheyney

Austin Delgado | Staff Elder, Lead Pastor

Austin 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. 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 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 Trenton, NJ with their daughters Aliyah and Selina.

Austin Delgado

Andy Frank | Lay Elder

Andy Frank joined Riverstone in 1998 and has served as an elder in previous years. He has held positions in commercial sales and management over his career and is a graduate of Eastern University. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Yardley and have two grown children. Andy & Sarah have served in a variety of roles at Riverstone, such as Children's Ministries, short-term and local missions, search committees and Men's and Women's small groups.

Andy Frank

Rick Houseman | Lay Elder

Rick has been a member at Riverstone Church for the last 14 years. During that time, he has served on the Finance Team, been a member of Men’s Ministry and served as a greeter on Sunday mornings. He currently leads the Care Ministry and a Men’s Bible study. Rick has a business in Croydon, PA that manufactures paperboard packaging products. He and his wife Rose live in Newtown, PA. They have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.

Rick Houseman

Paul Imm | Lay Elder, Chairman

Paul has been a Christian for over 30 years, having accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 7. He and his wife, Yvonne and their two children, Jeremy (13) and Rachel (12) have been attending Riverstone Church since 2016 and became members in October 2020. Paul serves on the worship team and has also served as a growth group leader. In these ministries and through the church community, Paul continues to walk and grow in the Lord, so that His will might be done for His glory and for the edification of the church body.

Paul Imm

Brandt Kiskurno | Lay Elder

Brandt and his wife Kandace have attended Riverstone Church since 2017. He has served as growth group director, and has helped oversee the growth group ministry. He has taught adult Sunday school, and currently leads a small group with his wife. He has a passion for teaching and discipling men. Brandt and Kandace have two boys, Boaz and Ezra and currently live in Feasterville, PA.

Brandt Kiskurno

Mike Lee | Lay Elder, Vice Chairman

Mike was raised in a Christian home and came to know the Lord in the early 90’s. He and his family have been attending Riverstone Church since February of 2008. He has served as an elder, on the worship team as a guitar player, and as an 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. He is a graduate of Pennsbury High School and has earned an undergraduate degree in Finance and a graduate degree in Information Systems from Drexel University. He currently works as a Business and Systems Analyst for Princeton University. Mike and his wife Susan reside in Yardley with their two daughters Allison and Lauren.

Mike Lee

Ted Smith | Lay Elder

Ted Smith and his wife Erin have attended Riverstone Church since 2005, when the oldest of their four boys was only one. Ted has served in various capacities at Riverstone including infant nursery, small group leader and has been a part of the men's retreat leadership team. Since attending, he has served consistently with Wednesday night kids ministries, originally with the 3rd to 6th grade boys as a helper, and eventually leading the boys group. Currently Ted and Erin lead the Red Team, 1st through 3rd grade boys and girls. Ted is also a growth group coach and serves on the Safety/Security Team. Ted and Erin live in the Thornridge section of Levittown with their boys and a few pets.

Ted Smith


Elders have one of the most important roles in our church as they are responsible to guard our doctrine and oversee our well-being and fruitfulness on mission. Nominations for eldership are always welcome, but we ask that you please submit your form by June 1st for consideration in the following year. Nominations are also welcome for our financial secretary.