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. He is married to his wife, Johanna and they have 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 Chastanet joined the Riverdale Church leadership team in 2014 as the Pastor of Marriage Ministry. Pastor Cindy grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pastor Cindy and her husband Henri have raised five children and 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 originally from Mankato, Minnesota. She is married to her husband, Chad, and they have 3 kids - Caleb, Evan, and Adelyn.
Joe Laux - Community Engagement Pastor
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!