Meet
The Team

Staff and Leadership at Rivers Crossing

Lead Pastor Paul Taylor

Pastor Paul Taylor and his wife, Farrah, founded Rivers Crossing in 2007. What started with a few families turned into a fast-growing community in the Cincinnati area and an online campus that reaches people across the world.

Paul and Farrah’s passion is to share Jesus with people far from God, plant churches, invest in pastors, and equip other churches to reach their cities.

As a pastor’s kid in Rome, GA, Paul grew up hearing about Jesus. But as he went on to play football at the University of Georgia, he found himself far from God.

At 21 years old, just as his choices were unraveling his life, Paul had a radical, life-changing encounter with Jesus.

He met Farrah at an Athletes in Action conference and, before long, they were married and beginning their ministry journey. In 2001, the Taylors responded to God’s call to move to Farrah’s hometown of Cincinnati, where they raised four wonderful children: Alexandria, Gavin, Ansley, and Eli.

FARRAH TAYLOR

DIRECTOR OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

JEFF SHARP

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

sami moss
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO PASTOR PAUL AND FARRAH TAYLOR
Brian Dern

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Seth Kidwell

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

NEXT GEN

NEXT GEN PASTOR

DANEAL PIZZUTO

DIRECTOR OF YOUNG ADULTS

JOEL MONTGOMERY
DIRECTOR OF HIGH SCHOOL 
JOSHUA MESSIAS

DIRECTOR OF JUNIOR HIGH

AMY COATES

STUDENT MINISTRY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

ANSLEY TAYLOR
STUDENT AND YOUNG ADULT GROUPS COORDINATOR
KARA BARTON
DIRECTOR OF RC KIDS
HOLLY WOODRUFF
RC KIDS PREP COORDINATOR
JILLIAN MESSIAS

RC KIDS WORSHIP COORDINATOR

HEATHER CHAULK
RC KIDS ELEMENTARY GROUPS COORDINATOR
AMY BOCK
DISABILITY MINISTRY COORDINATOR
HANNAH MONTGOMERY
RC KIDS NURSERY AND PRESCHOOL COORDINATOR
GABBY HOSEY
RC KIDS PRETEEN COORDINATOR

MINISTRY LEADS

Marissa welch

DIRECTOR OF GUEST EXPERIENCE

LARRY REESE
DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR
RICH HARRISON
CARE PASTOR
MATT JEWELL
DIRECTOR OF GROUPS / ONLINE PASTOR
JOHNNY MCHUE

DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS

JULIE BRADFORD
DIRECTOR OF CELEBRATE RECOVERY
JENN DEMERLY
DIRECTOR OF CELEBRATION PLACE
JULIE SCHRODER
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
DANIELLE LIENDO

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

IAN KEIL
OUTDOOR FACILITIES COORDINATOR
KEITH KUHNELL
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

ACCOUNTING & ADMINISTRATION

TRACY GODDARD

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION

GABY weber
ACCOUNTING CLERK

WORSHIP & PRODUCTION

BRANDON GILLIAM

WEEKEND EXPERIENCE PASTOR

RAND STEPHENS
WORSHIP PASTOR
ASHTON STEPHENS
WORSHIP DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
ETHAN PALO
WORSHIP LEADER
RICK STAUDER

PRODUCTION PASTOR

ROBBY LINTZ
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
BOBBY FRISCH
PRODUCTION BROADCAST COORDINATOR

CREATIVE ARTS

JOSH POCOCK
CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR
BECKY CONNER
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION
CODY SMALLWOOD
DIRECTOR OF DESIGN
DEONTE STREETER
DIRECTOR OF VIDEO
ALEXANDRIA TAYLOR

COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR

MADI KEIL
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
CODY BAILEY
VIDEOGRAPHER
JACKSON EBEL
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

ELDERS

JEFF SHARP

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

PETER PIZZUTO
NEXT GEN PASTOR
BRANDON GILLIAM
WEEKEND EXPERIENCE PASTOR
JAY NEIDERMEYER
ELDER
DAVE WIK

ELDER

KEVIN HERD
ELDER

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