Pastors & Staff

Ed Gardner

Lead  Pastor

Ed has been the pastor at Riverside Community Church since January 1, 2000 (that's right- the millennium!) but he started as the youth minister here on April 1, 1999 (that's right- April Fools Day!).
Pastor Ed was born & raised in southern California . He began his pastoral training at Columbia Christian College (where he met his wife, Judy- also a religion major) in 1986. They married in June of 1988. He & Judy continued their biblical training and both of them received their religion degrees from Pepperdine University.  
Ed was born in 1964 and has been married to Judy now for almost 33 years.  They have a 27 year old son (Jonathan- a third generation Alaskan!) and a dog named Ty.  If we were to describe pastor Ed's style we'd probably have to say laid back and relaxed with lots of humor and lots of devotion to Jesus.

If you'd like to read a note from Pastor Ed click here.  

Aniela Humphries

Children's Minister

Aniela has been Riverside's children's minister since 2015.

Nate Sandback

Worship  Minister 

Nate is the worship pastor at Riverside. 

Tayler Gongliewski

Youth Intern

Tayler grew up at Riverside and is now our youth intern. He works with the kid's programs, the teens and he is part of the tech team.