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Ministry Team

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Meet our leadership

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Senior Pastor - Jacob Wallace

My name is Jacob Wallace and I'm the Senior Pastor here at River of Life Church. I've been in full time ministry for over 25+ years and my experiences have led me from Oklahoma, Minnesota, Illinois and now Wisconsin. I've lived here in Wisconsin for 8 years now and I'm loving every minute of it. I have a beautiful wife that I've been married to for 25 years and two grown adult boys, Caleb & Samuel. My Son Caleb recently got married to his wonderful wife Ashley and they currently live in Dallas Tx. My younger son Samuel currently is attending BSSM in Redding California. We love meeting new people, so if you come for a visit, come up and say HI! I'd love to meet you.

"The best is yet to come!"

Senior Associate - Steve Nordyke

Hi everyone, my name is Steve Nordyke and I'm the Senior Associate here at River of Life. I've personally been in ministry for almost 40 years as a children pastor, senior pastor and many other roles within local church. I have a heart for local church and equipping the next generation to chase after their dreams. My wife Deb leads the prayer and intercession ministry here at River of Life. However, our greatest rewards are our two daughters and our four grandchildren. We love revival and the presence of God. We can't wait to meet you!

"God's doing a new thing in our region." - Pastors Steve & Deb Nordyke

YTH Pastor - Lupe Almaguer

Lupe & Rachel joined the River of Life Church leadership team in 2020 as the Lead Student Ministries pastors. They both love their three children, love the outdoors, sports and especially love to see teens reach their fullest potential in Christ.

"God's plans for your life are better than you can imagine." - Pastor Lupe

Kids Pastor - Tralese Strachan

My name is Tralese Strachan, I’m the Kids Pastor here at River of Life church. I’ve been in full-time/ part-time ministry for 10 years. I’ve worked in kids, youth and young adult ministry throughout Wisconsin and Georgia. My husband Justin is a full time Chi Alpha Missionary to the University of La Crosse. We have a daughter Emeral that was born only two weeks after moving here in 2021. My passion has always been seeing kids understand the love of Jesus and live that out! Can’t wait to meet you and get to know your kids!

Office/Business Administrator - April Tuquero

My name is April Tuquero. I work in the front office and keep everyone in line :)! I'm married to my wonderful husband Ryan and have two amazing daughters, Roslyn and Elora. I've been the office/business admin at River of Life since 2016. I love camping, being outdoors and hanging with the fam. If you need any questions answered about our church, I'm here to visit with you!


DEACON BOARD

Kaylyn Thompson
QUINTON PATASKA
J.R. VANDYKEN