Meet Our Staff

Find out about the people God has called to ministry here at River's Edge Church

Senior Pastor

Mike Boehlke

Mike has lived in Vancouver since high school and has a passion for reaching this community with Christ’s love. God called Mike to the ministry over 20 years ago.  He has served as a youth pastor, worship pastor and associate pastor in various churches in Vancouver.

After becoming the Senior Pastor of River Heights Church in 1998, God prompted Mike to move the congregation into Fruit Valley and start River's Edge in 2002.

Mike has been married to his wife and best friend, Staci, for 23 years. They have two great kids, Paul and Megan. Mike is an avid duck hunter and bass fisherman and enjoys spending his time off in the outdoors. 

Associate Pastor

Allen Kvalvik

Allen has been married to his incredible wife Joyce for 24 years and they have four great kids: Devin, Michael, Austin and Gracie.  The Kvalvik family moved from Alaska to Vancouver in 1998 and loves the Pacific Northwest.  Allen enjoys sports, reading, mountain biking and exercise.  He dislikes exercise, coffee and beating around the bush.

Allen graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1984 and Multnomah Biblical Seminary in 2002. He has helped plant two churches, one in Anchorage, Alaska and the other in East Vancouver.  He has been on staff at River's Edge Church since 2006 and focuses mainly on small groups, connecting people to the church family, and the teaching ministry.

Youth and Family Pastor

Kyle Beck

Kyle and family have been attending River's Edge since 1999.  He and his wife Christina have served in youth ministry and in other areas, as volunteers, for over seven years.  Then, in early 2010, Kyle officially joined the staff as the Youth and Family Pastor.

Kyle and Christina have been married for 9 years and have three children, Brayden, Caleb and Anaya.  Anaya joined the family in late 2008 when Kyle and Christina traveled to Ethiopia to adopt her.  The family enjoys spending time at their cabin, hanging out with friends and working in the yard.

Ministry Staff

Volunteer Staff
Annissa Ackerman
Christina Beck
Patti Boehlke
Lee Boehlke
Corky Ferger

River's Edge Church Elders
Lee Boehlke
Mike Boehlke
Bill Ferger
Allen Kvalvik
Greg McGreevey
Dean Meyer
Matt Suronen

Worship Leader

Mark Ackerman

Mark and his family have been attending River's Edge Church since 2005.  Mark has been playing the guitar for 12 years and singing most of his life.  He started out playing guitar in a worship band at the church where he grew up, and then became the worship leader when God called his family to River's Edge. He and his wife, Anissa, are so excited about serving God at River's Edge and are thankful to be given the opportunity to be a part of the church's mission. 

Mark and Anissa live in Ridgefield and have three little girls, all under the age of 5.  Two of them are biological and one is adopted from Ethiopia. Adoption is very close to their hearts and they have hopes of helping more children in the future, either through adoption or missions.


Upcoming Events

Mens Group 04/17/2014
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Men's Group 04/17/2014
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Scotts Mixed 04/18/2014
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Good Service 04/18/2014
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

REC Service 04/20/2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM