Pastor Dave Barber
Pastor Dave is a graduate of Taylor University and has a Master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary. He married his college sweetheart Bonnie, and they have two grown sons, Jeff and Andy. Dave was a youth pastor for several years before becoming a senior pastor. He served 25 of those ministry years in one church in Barrington, Illinois. He and Bonnie worked at a pioneer church planting in Lexington, Kentucky before coming to RiverValley in 2014. Dave speaks regularly at Fort Wilderness camp in McNaughton, Wisconsin. He loves sports, walking, building projects, and taking his wife to the beach!
Wyatt grew up in the backwoods of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he ran freely, hunted, fished, trapped, and pretty much ate anything that moved. It was here that he found the love of his life and married her at the ripe old age of 19. They then moved to Virginia to attend Liberty University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in church ministries. Wyatt was a youth pastor for 9 years and then ministered in Adult ministries as a teaching pastor for 6 years. Jennifer and Wyatt have lived in Oshkosh for over 23 years and have three boys. Wyatt's heart is for the Church to operate in power and in the gifts of the Spirit and to see the Church grow in Her dependence upon the Lord through prayer, and reach the Lost of Oshkosh. His gifts are Teaching, Prophecy, and Shepherding.
Student Ministry Director
Steven graduated from Ripon College in 2013 where he studied History and Religion, and pitched for the baseball team.
Prior to joining the staff in 2015, Steven spent a year in Chicago studying at Moody Theological Seminary taking courses in the Master of Divinity degree program. He has also worked as a tree trimmer, waiter, custodian and baseball coach. Along with those things, Steven was involved in student ministries in Wautoma, Green Lake and Berlin as both a volunteer and intern. He and his wife, Brandi, live in Oshkosh.
Danny serves with a desire to see people intimately connect and grow spiritually through musical worship. His passion is to lead the body of Christ in worship and raise up more worship leaders in the church. Danny loves seeing and being a part of people growing in their musical gifting, but he loves seeing people grow spiritually even more. Danny and his wife, Lindsey, have five children and are very passionate about being foster parents. They enjoy the simplicity of being with good friends, watching movies with their children, and taking spontaneous day trips when possible.
kids & Family Ministry Director
Tracy is the newest addition to the RVC staff. She and her husband, Brian, have been married for 27 years, so they've been given a lot of years to learn and grow together! They have three grown children: Megan, Caleb, and Noah. Megan lives in Florida and has taught 1st graders for four years now. Caleb graduated college last year and leads the young adults group at the church he attends; his desire is to work in law enforcement. And, Noah, 18, just graduated high school after being homeschooled. Tracy and Brian look forward to the many relationships they will build at RiverValley.
Julie has been on staff at RiverValley since spring 2018. Before joining the staff here she worked at UW Oshkosh for twenty-four years. Julie and her husband, Tom, reside in the Town of Algoma and have three adult children and six grandchildren. She is primarily responsible for providing administrative support to the senior pastor. In her free time Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends, biking and playing corn hole with her husband, and reading.
Heather has been on staff at RiverValley since 2018. Her primary responsibility is Director of RVC | Connect, but she also provides assistance in the office at RVC as well. Her hope is that every person who walks through the doors of RiverValley would feel loved and connected to the body of Christ. Heather and her husband, Lincoln, have three children. They enjoy taking walks, watching movies, and spending time with family.
Becky graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in Spanish and Speech Communications. She also holds a two-year degree in PC and Internet Programming from Fox Valley Technical College. Becky grew up in Milwaukee but came to Oshkosh for college and stayed in the area where she now lives with her husband and two daughters. She's responsible for producing the Sunday bulletin at RVC. In her free time Becky likes to read, spend time with family and friends, and sew.
Bob is a long-time member of RiverValley, and his wife Dottie has served as a devoted Sunday School teacher for many years. Bob is responsible for church cleaning and light maintenance, as well as assisting with building needs for special events. When not at work, you can find him hunting, fishing, farming and exploring the great outdoors.