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  • Ed Moser, Pastor

    Rev. Dr. Edward Moser grew up in nearby Ellington, CT. He brings to the ministry at River Valley a degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University. Pastor Ed has a passion and a gift for proclaiming God’s word clearly and in a manner that connects with people at various spiritual levels. He has been at River Valley since December, 2005.


    Now in his early fifties, Pastor Ed is content with God’s call to live life as a single person, making use of the extra time it affords him for ministry and learning.

  • Wayne T. Despard, Deacon

    Wayne Despard grew up in Windsor Locks.  He has been a dedicated servant in the church for decades.  


    Wayne is married to Sandy, and has two grown children and two grandchildren.  He is an avid sportsman.

  • Worship Team

    Jerry Blais, Shannon Rose, Erica Ryan and Tim Thoelen (right to left) lead worship at RVFC.  They are all accomplished musicians and have been playing in church for many years.  They desire to lead the congregation into God's presence each week.

  • RVFC Children's Teachers

    We have many dedicated children's teachers at RVFC.  Karen Blais, June Lawrence, Suza Thoelen, Donna Dufour, Donna Carcia and Wayne Despard. They are committed to providing hands-on, memorable Bible lessons each week, that will help your children grow in character.

  • Shannon Rose, Nursery MInistry Leader

    Shannon is the mother of two young children, Delaney and Marlow, and knows the importance of providing safe, engaging care of the youngest among us at RVFC.  Shannon oversees the nursery workers and ministry.

  • Suza Thoelen & dIANE wADSWORTH, Deaconesses

    The deaconesses at RVFC serve in various ways, but have a special concern for the woman at RVFC.