Services at 9:00am and 10:45am.

Staff and Leadership

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Preaching & Teaching Pastor

As RiverOaks’ founding Pastor, Ricky is the Preaching & Teaching Pastor, and protector of gospel centered living. He was ordained by Covenant Presbytery in February of 1996. Ricky’s education includes a BS from Vanderbilt University in History and Secondary Education and a MDIV from Reformed Theological Seminary. One of Ricky’s proudest accomplishments was writing the book, “Too Good To Be True: Christian Hope in a Hopeless Age” Ricky enjoys golf, Fantasy Football and spending time with his wife Bianca and their four sons Brundige, Harold, Will, and Isaac.

 

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Rev. Jonathan Dorst

Associate Pastor

As Associate Pastor, Jonathan is over Community Groups, Assimilation, and Men's Discipleship. Jonathan was ordained by the PCA on May 23, 1999 and received his undergraduate at Baylor University, and his MDIV at Reformed Theological Seminary. His past experience and achievements include planting Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Stillwater, OK, and writing chapters in the book "A Year With the New Testament" Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel and daughters Madeleine and Eliza. His hobbies include golf, playing classical guitar, avidly following the Pittsburgh Steelers, movies, and trivia nights. 

 

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Stacie Gudgel

Children’s Ministry Director

As the Children’s Ministry Director, Stacie is responsible for the development and oversight of the Children’s Ministry, RiverOaks Kids. Her desire is to support and partner with families to encourage the spiritual growth of children. Stacie has over two decades of experience teaching preschool children in camps, churches and school settings, as well as extensive administrative experience. Her education is in early childhood development with an emphasis in curriculum, specializing in arts and science. Stacie enjoys spending time with her daughter Elisa and son Ethan, friends, traveling, experiencing and learning new things and interior design projects.

 

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Briana Maxwell

Church Administrator

Briana is our rockstar Church Administrator. Her responsibilities include: bookkeeping, administration, pastor support, and managing our online communication system, Realm. Briana received her Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art and a minor in Humanities from Northeastern State University. Her past experience includes six years of public school administration and two years as Church Administrator. In 2014, she received the “Heart and Soul” award from Heritage Elementary. In her free time, Briana enjoys spending time with her husband Josh and their daughter Winnie, going to movies, playing games, and family vacations.

 

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Josh Holestine

Youth Pastor

Josh brings an energy and passion for ministering to young adults as our Youth Pastor. He is responsible for building relationships and investing in our students 6th-12th grade. Josh has a Bachelor's of Integrated Ministry from Moody Bible Institute and is currently taking classes for a Master's of Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. Josh loves playing basketball, watching sports of any kind, and spending time with his Wife Bethany and five sons, Ian, Jude, Griffin, Eli, Dax.

 

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Jackson Stewart

Youth Ministry Assistant

As Youth Ministry Assistant, Jackson serves alongside Josh Holestine in helping to plan and facilitate all events and gatherings pertaining to the youth. Jackson graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Literature. Jackson has a passion for ministry, leadership, and global/local missions. While in school, he served in multiple leadership positions for the ORU Missions & Outreach Office. His hobbies include watching, reviewing, and ranking great films, passionately following Major League Baseball, and exploring exciting things to do in Tulsa.

 

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Kurt Schmitz

Facilities Manager

As the Facilities Manager, Kurt coordinates and maintains the property and grounds to support the church's mission. Kurt’s past experience includes: nine years of service in the Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic for Safety Equipment as well as being deployed in both Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Kurt enjoys hiking, exploring this amazing country with his wife Gina, and spending time with family and friends.

 

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EZ Mireles

Music Director

Our Music Director, EZ (short for Isai) oversees a team of volunteers and contract musicians to help lead the music every Sunday. EZ has a BS in Communications and Journalism from Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS. His past experience includes being a contract musician for Life.Church for 7 years, a school teacher at Union Public School for 17 years, and has been playing music professionally in and around Tulsa for 20 years. EZ enjoys tennis, watching sports, and plays music around town about 3-5 nights a week. EZ and his wife Jodi have three children: two daughters Sienna, Sage, and son Holden.

 

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Jason Bueno

Creative Director

As our Creative Director, Jason is responsible for visualizing the mission and values of Riveroaks through marketing, graphic design, and photography. Jason graduated with his Bachelor's in Graphic Design from Full Sail University. Jason brings with him over 15 years of marketing and graphic design experience. In addition to working with RiverOaks, he operates his own design and marketing agency, JB Creative. Jason enjoys vintage photography, various creative media formats, and spending time with his wife, Kaitlyn.

 

Ruling Elders:

  • Bill Boyd
  • Michael Boyd
  • Brandt Brock
  • Eric Burkholder
  • Jonathan Graf
  • JJ Grantham
  • Tim Nokes
  • Adrian Potts

Shepherding Elders:

  • Dan Beisiegel
  • Bill Faber
  • Taylor Gilpin
  • Glen Hall Sr.
  • Bevan Houston
  • Joe James
  • Greg Marino
  • Dixon Williams

Deacons (active)

  • Bobby Armour
  • Seth Black
  • David Cox
  • Mark Dalton
  • Kyle Drew
  • Grant Good
  • Jason Knight
  • Josh Maxwell
  • Lee Mills
  • Mark Pearce
  • Dan Shepherd
  • Tim Shepherd