Meet our Ministry Team.

  • Zach Cowdery

    Worship Minister

    Zach joined the ministry team at Riverside Church in 2018 as the Worship Minister. He earned his degree in Bible and Family Ministry from Harding University where he met his beautiful wife Madison. Zach and Madison have one daughter, Teagan Grace. Zach has a deep passion for worship and he loves seeing individuals from all ages and backgrounds coming together in the name of Jesus. Besides singing, Zach loves traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.



    Preaching Minister

    Jason joined the Riverside Church staff in 2008 and served as the Riverside Church Spiritual Formation Minister through 2023. In 2024 he became our Preaching Minister.  He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and earned his Master of Divinity from ACU in 2004. He and his wife, Jacquie, have two daughters.



    Children's Minister

    Rhonda joined the Riverside Church staff in November of 2012 and currently serves as the Riverside Church Children's Minister. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton where she received her degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.



    Student Minister

    Grayson joined the ministry team at Riverside Church in early 2017 as the Student Minister. Grayson has been in Student Ministry since 2012. He is married to Margaret Anne and they have twin boys, Emmett & John. He and his wife share a passion for young people and desire to create meaningful connections to help lead others to Christ.



    Director of Butterfly School

    Peggy joined the staff at Riverside as the director of Butterfly School in 2016. She has her degree from Abilene Christian University in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood endorsement and a music minor. She spent 12 years teaching kindergarten in Abilene and the last 20 years teaching first grade in Coppell. She and her husband Greg live here in Coppell and have been members at Riverside since 1996.


  • Claire jeffers

    Staff Administrative Assistant

    Claire has served as an Administrative Assistant of Riverside Church since 2022. She and her husband, Trey, have one son named Jack.



    Children and Student Administrative Assistant

    Gwen has served as an Administrative Assistant of Riverside Church since 2008. She and her husband, Jon, have three children and six grandchildren.


  • Riley Shumate

    Facilities Manager

    Riley has served as Riverside Church Facility Manager since March 2020. He and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters and a son.