Rev. Arthur Stewart - Senior Minister
Rev. Arthur Stewart has served congregations in Missouri and Texas, and has a previous life in theater, comedy and jazz. He was ordained into ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on April 1, 2011; he holds a Master’s in Divinity from Brite Divinity School. Arthur is an alumnus of the Bethany Ecumenical Fellows, and has served on the boards of advocacy, education and immigration-centered organizations. He binds books, writes, and cooks for fun. Arthur is happily married to Brian Irwin; they are planting roots, settling down and growing their family here in Wichita. Contact him at email@example.com.
Olivia See - Adjunct Minister
Olivia has served the church in multiple volunteer capacities. She was also the Texas Christian Universities Disciples of Christ Campus minister and Church Relations Coordinator for a few years. Olivia is from Wichita, KS and happy to be back home for 3 years now. Olivia holds a Master’s in Divinity from Brite Divinity School and a Bachelor Degree in Religion and Philosophy from Friends University. Olivia is married to Seri Hertel who is also from Kansas and happy to be back home near family. Olivia loves almost all outdoor activities, building furniture and playing all the games with friends and family.
Amanda Jolly - Director of Music
Amanda directs the adult choir and leads the praise team. Amanda teaches elementary music in Valley Center during the week. She attended Kansas State University where she served as drum major of the marching band while earning degrees in instrumental and vocal music.
Judy Kale - Congregational Care Director
As the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting our local community, Judy knew she needed to reach out to her church family even more than before. As a retired administrative assistant at Wichita Public Schools (where she worked for 27 years), Judy's knack for caring for others made her a perfect fit in a role designed to pray for and support our church congregation. She loves Riverside and its members, and has been attending since 2008.
Melisha Oakleaf-Wilson - Communications Director
Melisha is a digital marketing expert that has an extensive background in website management, social media, paid advertising, blog writing, content strategy, email marketing, and more! She's a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology (emphasis in sociology and child development) and a Bachelor's of Arts in Broadcast Journalism (Communications) with a history of Integrated Marketing Communications. She works full time at NMC Health in Newton, KS where she lives with her husband and three children.