Pastors & Staff

Scott Reece 

Senior Pastor

Scott Reece is the lead pastor of River City Church. He has a unique passion for motivating people towards lasting change and strives to inspire them with his unique brand of leadership. He ministers with a candid, fiery, and fun style that God has used to bring the Gospel across this nation and around the world.

Pastor Scott served in the US Air Force, has an Associate of Arts in Bible from Christ For the Nations, A Bachelor of Religious Arts in Christian Psychology from Jacksonville Theological, a Master of Theology from Christian Life School of Theology, as well as a Masters in Strategic Leadership from Life Pacific College in San Dimas, California. He is currently a Doctoral student at The King's Seminary in Dallas, Texas.

Scott is married to Michelle and together they have six children, Jessica, Jordan, Lauren, Joseph, and twin girls, Kate and Isabella. He is an avid Atlanta Falcons fan, as well as the Atlanta Braves, and enjoys being a part of the UGA Bulldog Nation. In his spare time, you can find him walking around 18 holes, looking for a little white ball.

Michelle Reece 

Womens Pastor 

Whether you have seen her live, online or at the arts and crafts section of the store, you have seen Pastor Michelle Reece. If you haven't, then we know that you have for sure heard her voice as she leads the church into a space of reverence to the Lord. A woman after God's own heart and a heart for worship I may add, Pastor Michelle strives to create an environment of spirit-filled praise for the entire congregation. This California native finds herself in the Midwest after marrying her Southern Gentleman, Pastor Scott Reece (so pray for our sister). She enjoys living life with her family, having the freedom of creativity in her hands and to empower and encourage women to fulfill their purpose that God has for their lives. She followed the footsteps of her parents as she received and has walked in the authority and calling from God to Pastoral leadership. With a microphone in her hand, a song in her heart, and a golden smile from ear-to-ear, she leads us to join the angels of heaven and sing songs of worship to our God whenever we as the church get together.

Kenny & Kathy Price 

Executive Pastors

 For the past forty-five years Pastor Kenny & Kathy Price, have devoted themselves to family and ministry. Pastor Kenny's teachings have challenged people of all age groups to take a radical stance for the kingdom of God! His refreshing approach to ministry mixes high energy with humor, helping the body of Christ face challenging issues. Pastor Kenny and Kathy have 4 children and 7 grandchildren, which are a great joy in their lives. 

Josue & Lauren Rodriguez

Milan Campus Pastors & Ministry Director 

 As a person who is from the city that never sleeps, Pastor Josue Rodriguez never ceases to work in serving his family, church, and community. Pastor Josue and his family have seen and experienced the miraculous hand of God and for this reason, have dedicated their lives to serve God.  Pastor Josue received his bachelor's degree in Ministry and Leadership from Life Pacific University-Virginia. However, the university also blessed him in locating his wonderful wife, Lauren Rodriguez. Together they steward River City Church The Village and raise up their beautiful children Elena and Isaac. He may call the Midwest his home, but it is his New York attitude and boldness that is found in his teaching and preaching that will have you yearning for more.  From the big apple to the Heartland and wherever he steps foot, Pastor Josue is a walking and living testimony of God with a mission to bring the kingdom of heaven down to earth. As a New Yorker, he has a knack for aiming big, building big, and seizing every promise God has spoken over his life.  We are glad he is on our team building, developing, and expanding the Kingdom of God in our Milan, Quad- City area. 

AJ & Earlye Julien

Uptown Campus Pastors

Pastors Angelo and Early Julien have been the hands and feet of the Lord in the Quad Cities for some time now.  They can  be found on Sundays leading the Uptown Campus of River City Church in amazing worship and teaching. The rest of their time they can be found serving their community. These are two pastors who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Their love for people is clearly evident in how they do ministry. 

Derrick DeBoef

Worship Pastor

Despite the prototypical bald head, beard, and occasionally ill-advised skinny jean usage Derrick has lived anything but your typical worship leader life.  His story of failure and restoration fuels his desire for the presence of God and created a passion to produce an inviting atmosphere of worship for whoever walks through our doors.  

Derrick grew up in the small farm town of New Sharon, Iowa and went to study at Trinity Bible College in North Dakota where he met his wife Danielle.  They moved to the Quad Cities with their 5 kids in 2006 and have been involved with worship ministry throughout that time.  

Lisa Kipper 

Creative Director

Lisa Kipper is the Creative Director here at River City Church. She is a Quad City native and growing up in this beautiful midwestern town, she had always dreamed of one day serving God and serving her community through the church, yes this church. It was a dream come true.

Another dream come true was to marry her Jr. High sweetheart, Daniel Kipper, and together they raise 3 beautiful and kind-hearted children.

 You can find Lisa dreaming of Christmas and taking photos of friends and family in her downtime.

Chuck McFall

Pastoral Care Ministries 

If you looked up right-hand-man in the dictionary, it would say Chuck McFall with a picture of a smiling man ready to help all of those he encounters. His homeland is Pennsylvania, but he has also called Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, and Illinois his home. A friend of Pastor Scott since their days in the Air Force, he is a man that is always ready to serve. He enjoys "all things presidential" and enjoys the political aspect of conversations with people. When he's not in the office he can be found wandering off to West Branch, Iowa, the birthplace of Herbert Hoover. Whenever you need a hand, Chuck is your man.

Taryn Cleaves

Children's Pastor

Taryn Cleaves was born in Memphis, TN and raised just outside of Nashville. She is the youngest of four children and an aunt to ten nieces and nephews and in late October became a Great Aunt! Taryn is also a proud cat mom to Jonas, Phoebe and Theo.

Taryn has been a resident of the Quad Cities on the Iowa side of the river since 2017 and quickly fell in love with the area, especially the Mississippi River!

“I am so excited to join the River City Church pastoral team and to serve alongside all of you to reach kids and their families in the Quad Cities and to achieve the mission of River City Church and her unique calling by God.”

Taryn loves photography, is a huge baseball fan, a second-degree black-belt in Taekwondo, published author, and life-coach. She also loves reading and writing/blogging, painting, riding motorcycles/Vespa, making others laugh, learning about Abraham Lincoln and appearing at events as a T-Rex.

Alan Allosada

Youth Leader

Alan Allosada, son of a preacher, was born and raised in Hawaii. Alan joined the military at the age of 22 as an infantryman and has been deployed four times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and once to Africa in Operation Freedom Sentinel.

“Throughout my time in the service, I have had the opportunity to work with several youth groups and have been involved in multiple youth events. I have always had a heart for our youth.”

Alan is married to Amber and has 6 beautiful children. His hobbies include weight training, running, all sports, traveling with family, cooking and fishing.

Vanessa MacDonald

Executive Assistant to Pastor Scott Reece

Vanessa MacDonald is the new Executive Assistant to Pastor Scott Reece. Vanessa brings to the table 12 years of office experience as she was the office manager and bookkeeper for a local law firm. Vanessa was born and raised in the beautiful Quad Cities, which is twice as nice as the Twin Cities, and is now in return raising her two daughters here and showing them her old stomping grounds. As a member of the Prophetic Worship Team, she has a true heart for worship and is passionately in love with Jesus. We are truly excited to have her on our team, make sure to welcome her on Sunday mornings.

Jeremy Steiner

Superintendent of Quad Cities Christian School

Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Jeremy Steiner comes to the Quad Cities, off of a short stint in South Africa, to pursue the calling of God to raise up a generation of World Changers. He pursued his degree in Theology and Christian Leadership with the hopes to lead a student body to chase after the Lord. He loves spending time with his family and seeing all four boys at school. His favorite night of the week is date night. This man is a husband of 15 years and has a legacy of 4 strong, energetic boys. Pursuing the Lord and bringing high energy to change the world, this man is living the Dream.

Kimber Brokaw

Director of Counseling Ministries

Kimber holds a Masters of Social Work degree from St. Ambrose University, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Iowa and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois.  Along with having had a private practice in the Quad Cities since 2007, Kimber also serves as a Health and Wellness Coach for clients all over the United States and is now a part of the ministry team here with office hours 2 days a week.

As a Christian Counselor, Health/Wellness and Discovery Coach, her overall mission is to bring freedom through health – body, soul, and spirit – because when we feel better, we do better! Kimber’s overall areas of expertise are in helping people understand how they are wired and how they’ve been wounded.  She helps them to unravel the false beliefs that the enemy uses to hold them back and guides her clients into discovering the life they most desire to live, teaching them how to get into alignment with that desire so they can fully live and glorify God as He created them to.

Chandler Dixon

Young  Adults Pastor

Chandler Dixon grew up and lived in Bettendorf Iowa. He has one younger brother and enjoys going to the gym, hiking, playing guitar and doing some photography.
As our new Young Adults Pastor, Chandler believes, “that during our time together, Holy Spirit will reveal your identity in Christ, who the Father is, and the calling on your life. My heart is that you get to know the Father intimately and that you learn to live a lifestyle that models Jesus.”

Virginia Jarrett

Sunday Experience

Virginia Jarrett is a life-long resident of the Quad Cities and has been attending River City since 2017. Virginia is 45 years happily married to Edward Jarrett and they are a beautifully blended family of 7 children, 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren!

“My life has never been my own. I was created to serve others. I excepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at the age 5 in the Christian Friendliness (Youth Hope) After School Bible Class. At the age of 18 I became fully aware of who Jesus truly is in my life. I accepted my call into ministry at the age of 25.”

Virginia has worked 40+ years in the Social Service field in Moline/Rock Island community and retired March 2018 from Rock Island-Milan School District 41 as the Family and Community Service Coordinator after serving 15 years.