Spreading God's Word

SINCE 2008

We are a church of imperfect people committed to reaching both our small community and the

big world with the love and good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are on this journey together! 

Together we are learning to follow Jesus as our Lord... to be others-focused in our willingness to serve... to be committed

to spending time with God in devotion... to live generously and not selfishly... and to be connected in community

combining the gifts that He has blessed us with to care for and bless one another!

A comfortable experience

You've got only one job: relax! Whether you're new to The River's Edge, a regular attender, or maybe you have never been to church before - we want you to be able to sit back, kick off your shoes and simply relax. Have a great time... you're with friends.



In the essentials we need unity, in the non-essentials we need freedom; but in all things we need love. 

 - Rupertus Meldenius


I believe in God, the Father Almighty

Maker of heaven and earth

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

Born of the virgin Mary

Suffered under Pontius Pilate

Was crucified, dead, and buried

On the third day He rose from the dead

He ascended into heaven

And is seated at the right hand of the Father

He will come again to judge the living and the dead

I believe in the Holy Spirit

The Holy Christian Church

The communion of saints

The forgiveness of sins

The resurrection of the body

And the life everlasting.


We are in association with Converge Worldwide

which includes about 1,200 churches in the US.

For further reading on our beliefs, here is their

Affirmation of Faith.


Lead Pastor - Mike Mentzer

Next Generations Pastor - Kyle Creel

Office Administrator - Jean Foley

Board President - Aaron Fopma

Board Members - Dave Hampe, Chris Kuhnle, Scott Little, Nick Meyer, Jeff Schmitt, Mike Mentzer

Children's - Kyle Creel

First Impressions - Jean Foley

Handyperson - Nick Meyer

Hospitality - Brenda Husted

Missions - Dave & Sara Hampe

Outreach - Dave Hampe

Prayer - Jean Foley

Small Groups - Mike Mentzer

Student's - Kyle Creel

The Well - Angie Mentzer

Women's - Jean Foley

Worship - Mike Mentzer

How to contact us


Jean Foley, Office Administrator

Church Phone 641.648.6017

Cell Phone 641.640.0759 | email  


Mike Mentzer, Lead Pastor

Church Phone 641.648.6017

Cell Phone 515.689.2494 | email

Kyle Creel, Next Generations Pastor

Church Phone 641.648.6017

Cell Phone 217.317.0707 | email