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Darrell VanWagner

Pastor Darrell VanWagner, his wife Rachael, joined the team at River of Life in January, 2009. Transitioning from Florida as a former Youth and Children’s pastor. Darrell has a passion for helping people understand the love of God and the transforming power of Jesus in every aspect of life. Darrell an Rachael have two sons:…

Kevin Helmig

Kevin has been a member of River of Life since his parents started the church 15 ago in the living room of their home. Over the years, he has enjoyed serving as a Deacon, Facilities Manager, being part of the Drama Team & has served as River’s Worship Team Leader for the last ten years.…

Paul Kaminski

Paul has been an active member at River of Life since 1999. He is currently serving as an Elder and sits on the Pastoral Advisory Committee. In addition he leads our Greeting Ministry, Mission Trips and plays a vital role in our community outreach projects. Prior to retirement from Millipore Corporation in 2007, Paul worked…

Chris and Judi Burger

Chris and Judi Burger came to River of Life in January, 2012. They quickly became involved with the church and currently serve as youth leaders, working with 7th-12th grade youth on Wednesday evenings. Chris has served as a deacon at River of Life since January, 2014. Chris and Judi graduated from Bob Jones University in…

Amanda Helmig

Amanda Helmig has been leading Children’s Ministries for over a decade in addition to leading the Women’s Ministry at River of Life. Amanda also serves on the Worship Team with her husband, Kevin, a Pastor and Worship Leader. They reside in Merrimack, where they are raising their two daughters, Kayla and Kelsea and  son Dominick.…

Rachael VanWagner

Pastor Darrell VanWagner and his wife Rachael, joined the team at River of Life in January, 2009. Rachael comes to us with eight years of experience as a Children’s Church Director and over 15 years of professional acting and producing experience. She enjoys using the Arts in ministry and leads our Drama department here at…