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Governing Elders

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Governing Elders

Mike Lee - Chairman

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.

Don Cheyney - Vice Chairman

Don 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.

Martin Brophy

Marty has been a member of Riverstone Church for nearly four years and has served as an elder in a previous Evangelical church. After recently selling a construction business which he started in 1979, Martin returned to Cairn University and graduated last year with a B.S. in Biblical Studies. For the past three and half years, Marty has served on the Global Initiative segment of Riverstone’s missions committee. He and his wife, Sandra, reside in Yardley. They have two married adult children and six grandchildren.

David Faircloth

Dave, his wife, Teresa, and two daughters live in Yardley and have attended Riverstone Church for 11 years. He has a heart for missions and serves on the Riverstone mission team as well as on the board and executive committee for the World Team Mission Agency. Dave has also served as an elder in another church, and as the leader of small groups, Bible education and single adult ministries at several churches over the years. He continues to co-lead a small group in Yardley. Dave has his MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. He has been a management consultant focusing on developing organizations to create and achieve their short and long-term goals through organizational and technological changes. 

Shiju Jacob

Shiju has attended Riverstone since May 2013 primarily serving among young adults and adults in Bible study and discipleship. He has also been a member of the Riverstone Outreach team since 2014. Shiju was raised in the Mar Thoma Church in Northeast Philadelphia, which is where he first encountered Christ. After becoming a Christ follower at age 18, he served as a youth leader in the Mar Thoma church, before eventually transitioning to serve in a church plant in North Philadelphia for two years. Shiju is a 2014 graduate of Cairn University with degrees in Bible and Christian Counseling. Since 2015, he has worked as a Project Manager in the pharmaceutical industry. He and his wife, Lindsay, currently reside in Southampton, PA with their daughter Lydia and puppy Silas.

Matt Moyer

Matt grew up in a Christian home and has known Jesus his entire life. Matt believes Jesus continually is refining his adult testimony through the experiences and people He places into his life. His wife, Anne, first came to Riverstone in 2005, and Matt quickly began building relationships as part of the men’s softball team. Softball led to joining a small group, and as their family grew, Matt became involved with children’s ministry. He currently enjoys being one of the Wednesday night boys’ leaders. Matt and Anne have been married for 16 years and have three children: Drew (10), Henry (7) and Grace (8 months). Matt has worked in sales for Johnson & Johnson since graduating from Penn State in 1998. In his free time, Matt is an avid Eagles fan and an enthusiastic coach of youth baseball and flag football.

Chris Studley

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 as the full time director at Northern Frontier Camp, a summer boys camp in the Adirondack mountains. This feeds his passion for the outdoors! At Riverstone, he has been involved with small groups and children’s ministry, and he is involved in the community coaching youth soccer and basketball. Chris and his wife, Kelly, live in Yardley with their 3 kids and 2 crazy dogs.