Zac joined our staff as Senior Pastor in August of 2014. Prior to this, he served for nine years at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Stafford, VA as Student Pastor and then Associate Pastor.
Zac was born and raised in the great state of Texas, moving to Virginia in 2005. He received a bachelor of behavioral science degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and a master’s in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Zac and Christen have been married for 15 years and have three daughters, Payton, Piper and Leila.
Minister of Music & Worship
Ryan joined our staff in January of 2013. Before this he spent three years as the worship pastor at Riverside 1st Church of God, also located in Fredericksburg.
Ryan is a homegrown guy from right here in Fredericksburg, VA. He graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA with a bachelor’s degree in Worship and Music Studies. Ryan and his wife Amber have been married for 2 years, and in their spare time they both love volunteering with the student ministry, too.
Marcie came to Fairview at River Club in 2011 and brings with her experience that covers small and large church environments and many years ministering to children and their families. She loves the Lord, loves kids, volunteers and parents. She has a great passion for helping children develop a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ. She is equally as passionate about helping parents learn how to disciple their children at home.
In 2013 she authored her first book, Deep & Wide, Raising Children Deep in Jesus and Wide in Influence and uses this book to encourage parents. She has served at many churches in Virginia: McLean Bible Church, Warrenton Bible Fellowship; Hope Christian Fellowship, and then served at Mountain View Community Church. She is married to the love of her life, Dan and together they have four believing children, Matthew, Ashleigh, Nicholas and Scott.
Ryan joined our staff as the Student Minister in January of 2016. Before joining us, he’s been in full time ministry for nearly ten years. Ministry has taken him from Florida to Arizona, and now to Virginia.
Ryan grew up in Florida and it was here that he felt his calling into student ministry. He received a bachelor of Church and Bible Ministries from Warner University. Ryan and Laura have been married since August of 2008 and have a daughter, Margaret, and a baby boy, Myer!
Minister of Administration
Steve began attending Fairview Baptist Church in 1996 where he taught Sunday School and served as Deacon Chairman several times. He served on the original “Strategy Team”, setting the course for the River Club Church launch. Since the opening in 2008, Steve has served as Small Groups and Connections coordinator, prior to his current position as Minister of Administration.
Steve is married with two children. Steve’s wife Cathy worked in the Youth Department prior to the launch of River Club Church. Both Steve and Cathy are graduates of Virginia Tech as are their children, Julia Sarver and David Mudre. Steve spent 21 years in business management before coming on staff at River Club Church.
Melissa came to River Club in October, 2015 to provide administrative support to the staff. Prior to this, she spent 25+ years as a human resource/administrative specialist with various secular employers. Melissa loves God and has a strong desire to help reach people with the love of Jesus, and she is excited to be part of River Club Church.
Melissa grew up in a small town in Western New York and received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University at Buffalo. She and her husband Brett relocated to Fredericksburg, VA in 2007, leaving behind the cold, snowy, dreary Buffalo weather. They also left behind two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren, but have high hopes that someday their kids will choose to join them in Virginia!