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PeggyPEGGY BETTCHER
Director of Music Ministry

Peggy has been the Director of Music Ministry at Rivermont EPC since 2001. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance and a Master of Music degree in music theory, both from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. She has done additional organ study under the tutelage of faculty members from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. From 1983-2001, Peggy served as organist and director of handbell and children’s choirs at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Illinois. Since 1999, Peggy has published numerous arrangements of contemporary praise and worship music through Hope Publishing Company. These include ten books of handbell arrangements, 19 individual handbell titles, and a collection of arrangements for organ. Peggy and her husband Wes have two adult children, who are married. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, and creating music for publication.

IMG_8793ANN KNIGHT
Director of Children's Ministries

Ann is a native of Lynchburg and has been a member of Rivermont since 1998. She has served in many areas of our children’s ministries. In her role as Director, she oversees all the Children’s Ministries for the nursery through 4th grade and the Rivermont Preschool. Her passion is working with children and her gifts are teaching and administration. Ann’s husband Frank, who has served as an elder and a deacon, is also very active at Rivermont. Their daughter, Jenni, works in South Carolina. Ann’s degree from Longwood University is in elementary education with a minor in math. Ann enjoys reading, crocheting, playing the piano and gardening.

Campus+Outreach-CamCAM COLQUITT
Regional Director - Campus Outreach

Cam grew up in Richmond, VA and went to Randolph College where he was a member of the men's basketball team.  The Lord saved Cam his Sophomore year through the ministry of Campus Outreach (CO).  After graduation, Cam went on staff with CO where he served in Southwest VA for six years before moving back to Lynchburg as the Regional Director in the summer of 2019.   In addition to leading the college ministry at REPC, Cam and his 12 staff have an on-campus presence on five campuses throughout Virginia.  Cam's wonderful wife, Katherine, is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has served with Campus Outreach since 2011.  They married in 2014 and have two little girls, Joia and Mira.

IMG_8859TONI TERMOTTO
Nursery Supervisor

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

IMG_8795KELLY NELSON
Business Administrator

Kelly has been attending Rivermont EPC since 2004 and became the Church Business Administrator in 2017.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  She is currently pursuing certification as a church business administrator through The Church Network.  Kelly has served in many ministry areas at Rivermont EPC including being a Nominating Committee member, Sunday School teacher, Bible Club leader, Vacation Bible School leader, and youth group mentor.  Kelly and her husband Darin have three children, Megan, Leighton, and Chaz.  Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, baking, crafting, and outdoor activities with her dog, Max.

DSC_3991edit-X3HEIDI TERRY
Director of Choirs & Accompanist

Heidi joined the Rivermont staff as Choral Accompanist in January 2019. Heidi earned two bachelor degrees from Liberty University, a Bachelor of Music in Piano Studies and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Studies. She holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from University of Lynchburg. Heidi also completed the one-year program at Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida and spent a summer studying Italian in Bologna, Italy. Heidi has worked at various schools, churches, and musical organizations throughout the Lynchburg area and currently teaches vocal and piano lessons in her private music studio. In her spare time, Heidi enjoys hiking with her husband, singing with her pet bird, and reading. 

IMG_8779JOSH DEMPSEY
Director of Middle School Ministries  

Josh has been a member at Rivermont EPC since November 2014 and in August 2017, he began serving as Director of Middle School Ministries. Josh has been working with youth in church and camp settings ever since he arrived at Liberty University in 2010. He met his wife, Ciera, through one of these leadership experiences and she has been his partner in serving students ever since. Josh received his Bachelor of Science in Religion: Youth Ministries in 2014 and plans to continue his education at a seminary in the near future. Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and discovering and critiquing stories, whether in movies, books, or on TV.

 IMG_8799JANET FRESHOUR
Assistant to the Pastors

Janet has worked at Rivermont EPC since 2006. She began as Administrative Office Assistant and in 2011 became the Pastoral Administrative Assistant.  Janet is responsible for providing administrative support to the pastors, coordinates special events and projects. She graduated from Liberty Christian Academy and Liberty University. She is a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church.  Janet and her husband, Greg have two children, Brittney (her husband, Leif Aagaard), and Lauren, two horses, three dogs, and one cat.  Janet loves living in the country, spending time with her family, animals, horseback riding, hiking, and cooking. 

IMG_8833CARLTON CASH
Building Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_8876GEORGE EVERSON
Office Assistant

George has been a member of Rivermont EPC since 1983, and is the most senior staff member having joined the staff in 1991. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, George moved to Lynchburg in 1980 to attend Liberty University. He graduated with a degree from Phillips Business College, which is now Miller-Motte Technical College, in 1986.  In addition to assisting the staff with various office duties, George serves as clerk for all of our Rivermont mission committees.  When George isn't working at the church, you can find him reading, playing computer games and playing fantasy role games.