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Staff

Say hello to the leadership team at Riverdale Church

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at Riverdale Church.


Rick Santiago - Lead Pastor

 Rick Santiago was voted in as lead Pastor of Riverdale Church in 2010. Pastor Rick grew up in Youngstown Ohio. Pastor Rick is married to his wife, Johanna has 7 kids - Everest, Geovanni, River, Titus, Juniper, Urban, and Ruby.

Jeanne Little - Administrative Assistant

Jeanne Little joined the Riverdale leadership team in 2005 as the Admin Assistant. Jeanne is married to her husband, Rick and they have one daughter - Alissa.

Scott Wilcox - Executive/Kids Pastor

Scott Wilcox joined the Riverdale leadership team in 2011 as the Pastor of Kids Ministry. Pastor Scott was born and raised in Wisconsin, in a town known as the bicycle capital of the world. He is also married to his wife, Jody, and has 3 kids - Alexis, Gracie, and Caleb.

Kyle Besch - Youth Pastor

Kyle Besch joined the Riverdale leadership team in 2016 as the pastor of student ministry. Pastor Kyle was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. He is married to his wife, Makayla.

Blake Dickey - Worship & Social Media Director

Blake Dickey joined the Riverdale Church leadership team in 2014 as the Worship Director. Blake was born in Colorado and raised in Michigan. He is married to his wife, Megan and they have one son - Coasten.

Cindy Chastanet - Marriage Pastor

Cindy Chastenet joined the Riverdale Church leadership team in 2014 as the Pastor of Marriage Ministry. Pastor Cindy grew up in Minneapolis, MN.Pastor Cindy and her husband Henri have raised five children have over 10 grandchildren.

Christy Engelhart - Pastor of Connections

Christy Engelhart joined the Riverdale Church leadership team in 2019 as the Pastor of Connections.

Pastor Christy is married to her husband, Chad, and they have 3 kids - Caleb, Evan, and Adelyn.

Joe Laux

Joe Laux joined the Riverdale staff in 2020 as the Pastor of Community Engagement. He grew up in Le Sueur, MN (home of the Jolly Green Giant), has 5 kids, 3 grandkids, and has been married to Vicky for 50 wonderful years!