Advisory Team

We are a church in re-development.  That means we are re-assessing every aspect of the church from the ground up!  It also means that we have pushed "pause" on the normal leadership structure and are training and equipping future leaders in the short term.  

In the absence of our Typical Euler structure we have assembled an Advisory team to work with the Senior Pastor as he engages the CMA District leaders.

Sarah Redmond

Sarah has been the church secretary since the fall of 2016.  She also serves on the youth staff, hospitality committee, deaconess committee, nursery staff, and enjoys singing with the worship team.

Sarah enjoys camping, hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors.  She also enjoys cooking and plating (meal presentation) and experimenting with makeup.  Her favorite food is corn.

I grew up in a Christian home and attended church all of my life.  I received Christ as my savior when I was 5 years old and was baptized later that year.  When I was in high school I asked Jesus for reassurance of my salvation and rededicated my life to Him.  As a young adult I struggled with my faith for a few years.  God showed me through conviction and His Word that I was His child and needed to trust in Him and get my life back on track.  I have been actively serving through the local church for about a decade now.  His grace and strength is all sufficient!

My husband Brent and I have four amazing children: Emily – 16; Jaxson – 13; Bella – 7; and Logan – 2.

One of my main spiritual influences has been Shawn Van De Mark, who was my youth pastor as a child.  We then had the opportunity to work together in the church office and on the youth staff.  He and his wife, Debbie, are still mentors and friend to this day.  Another influence has been my friend, Jessica Bemis.  She loves God and points me toward His Word and His ways continuously.

Myron Baird

I have attended at RAC since 1985.  I have served in various positions including Sunday School Teacher, Christian Education Chairman, Elder and Governing Board Chairman.

I have been married to Lisa since 1981.  We have 2 children:  Caitlyn (29) & Grace (25).

I received Jesus as my Savior as a young boy in summer camp. I was further nurtured in my walk with the Lord as I grew up attending a small church in Southern Oregon.   Though I had some ups and downs, I continued to grow in my understanding of and relationship with the Savior through 6 years in the Navy and a career in Nuclear Power.  Though retired from work, I continue to learn and grow in Christ.

I enjoy old movies where the hero exhibits integrity and courage.  I was born on the island of Ponape, in Micronesia.

My Grandfather was a pastor in various Free Methodist churches throughout Oregon.  When I was 4 years old, he and Grandma came to live with us after they retired.  Each of these two had a profound effect on me and my Spiritual walk.

Gwen Rienshoover

Gwen is currently a member of the Richland Alliance Advisory Team, the co-Treasurer, and the acting lead of the Deaconess ministry, which includes Hospitality, women’s ministries, and other support functions. Gwen and her family have attended Richland Alliance since 2006.

Gwen has been married to her husband Kerry since 1987 where they were married on a riverboat cruising the Ohio river. They have two daughters, Kara (31) who lives in Scottsdale, AZ, and Kayley (28) along with her husband, Matthew, who live locally and are both actively involved in the Richland Alliance.

Gwen loves to read and usually has her Kindle close by. She also loves her pets (2 large dogs and 2 black cats) and enjoys camping with friends and family. Since her retirement last year, she has focused on learning more about the health benefits of essential oils and herbal remedies and enjoys making various products for others with her new knowledge.

I received Jesus as my Savior when I was 30 years old after developing a personal relationship with a strong Christian family. They invited me to a revival at their Independent Baptist church and Jesus came into my life. Ever since, no matter where we have lived, I have been a committed church attendee striving to grow and learn in my personal walk with the Lord. He has blessed me throughout my life.

The influence of the Jones family who led me to the Lord has been the most significant spiritual influence in my life. Without them I may not have ever come to know Christ as my Savior. In the many years since that turning point, I have been helped to grow spiritually by many individuals, too numerous to name.

Gabe Akins

Gabriel is a member of the Advisory Team.  Gabriel has been married to Shawna since 2017.  They have one child:  Peyton (2)

I grew up learning and knowing Jesus. I have felt guided and mentored through times in my life. It has brought me to be more connected to him in the last several years. 

We do a lot of family activities together, going to the park, shooting, hunting, kayaking, and going to the movies. 

Gabriel's spiritual influences include:  Shawna, Chuck and Karen Soderquist, Pastor Randy 

Matthew RisenHuber

Matthew is a member of the Advisory team member his wife. Kayley has been church treasurer since 2019.  Matthew and Kayley have been married since March of 2018.  Matthew and Kayley enjoy kayaking, making wine, biking, camping, finding new music, and traveling around. Matthew also enjoys cooking.

Both Matthew and Kayley were raised in the church. They both grew in their faith during college, and both finished their degrees knowing that they still loved the Lord.  Matthew’s influences include: Will Weedon, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Matt Whittman, Martin Luther, Gary Thomas, Randy Christie, Johann Gerhard, Brian Wolfmueller.  Kayley’s are:  Jesus, Paul, Soren Kierkegaard, Karl Barth, Adam Neder, Gerald Sittser, Martin Luther, Gary Thomas, Desert fathers, Theresa of Avila, Stephanie Davis, NT Wright

Pastor Jack Klose

Jack has been the Senior Pastor here at Richland Alliance since 2019.  Jack has been married to his wife Kami since 1995.  They have 5 children:  Victoria (23), Paige (21), Jamin (19) Elijah (10), and Maggie (8).

Jack enjoys hiking, climbing, coaching soccer, paddle boarding, and reading all with his family (except the reading part). He has a love for donuts and waffles and a hatred of Mayo.

I received Jesus as my Savior as a young boy in Sunday school. During my teen years that love for Jesus blossomed, and in my sophomore year in college, it flourished. God called me into ministry in my junior year in college, and He has sustained me in his grace for the past 25 years.

I have been deeply influenced by two of my closest friends Phil Moser (Fellowship Bible Mullica Hill NJ) and Joe Schenke (Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake NY). Men like John Piper, John Macarthur, RC Sproul, Tim Keller, Tedd Tripp, Jared Wilson, Kevin DeYoung, Jonathon Leeman, and many more have influenced me through their speaking and writing.

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