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Dr. Tony Lambert has accepted a position at Picayune's First Baptist Church, MS. He will still have access to his riverside email for several weeks during this transition. If you have any urgent questions, please contact Lee Lovegren at llovegren@riversidedenver.com

Ethan Springer - Worship Pastor

Landis Elder - Associate Pastor/Youth

Landis serves as Riverside’s Associate Pastor/Youth.  He came to Riverside in April 2015. A native of North Carolina, Landis is huge University of North Carolina Basketball fan. He loves all kinds of sports and being outdoors.  Landis and his wife Chelsea are both graduates from Liberty University located in Lynchburg VA.  He is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity degree through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Landis and Chelsea have two children, Hannah Joy and Jackson.


Erik Dabis - Director of Production and Facilities

Erik has over 20 years of experience in the audio/visual and music industries with extensive ministry experience directly related to these fields of expertise.
With a varied background working with The Salvation Army, Presentation Audio Visual Services at The Ritz Carlton (Denver), Colorado Community Church, and Riverside Baptist Church, Erik understands the importance of working with diverse people to meet their audio/visual needs and provide the best possible production. Erik currently holds Dante Levels 1 & 2 certification and the Infocomm A/V Technologist Certificate.
Erik has been married for 10 years to his wife, Marie, and has two children, Michaela (8) and Trenton (2). Erik loves the Lakers, good Korean BBQ, and gardening. (Yes, it’s possible to love all of these things.)


Joshua Van Hal - Director of Communications

Joshua has served as the Director of Communications at Riverside Baptist Church since May 2008.

He received his BFA from Ball State University in Muncie, IN with a major in graphic design. Before moving to Colorado, he was the Art Director for an advertising agency in Indiana.

Joshua loves art and connecting the people of Denver to God through art.

He and his wife Laurie were married in March of 2005 in Indiana, where they both grew up.


Bill Winter -Pastor of Care and Crisis Ministries

Bill began ministry in 1961, as a pulpit supply preacher for 6 weeks, in a small church in the small Kansas town of Udall. He was born in Arkansas City, Kansas in 1942and grew up on a farm in that area.

He received an Associate’s Degree in electronics technology from RCA Institutes of New York City and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ashland University, Ashland Ohio. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. With the exception of a thesis, Bill completed all of the requirements toward a Master of Theology degree at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission in Pasadena, Calif.
As Pastor of Care and Crisis Ministries Bill focuses on people in crisis situations. He also does jail and prison ministry. He is a law enforcement chaplain and does volunteer work in the area of disaster relief.

Bill and his wife, Sharon, have a son and daughter and four grandchildren.

Lee Lovegren - Associate Leadership Pastor

Lee began serving as an Associate Leadership Pastor at Riverside in June 2006. He has served as Secretary-Treasurer on Riverside’s Board of Trustees and has taught the Senior Adult Fellowship Bible Class for the past eight years.

Lee was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and received his Bachelor of Science degree in bio-medical engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1977. He has completed additional courses in accounting, management, Christian education, economics and leadership through the
US Navy and United Airlines.

Lee’s goal is to follow the Lord’s leading and to glorify Him in all that he does (John 15:1-5, 16-17) and to go into ministry after he retires from his current career.

Lee and his wife, Hope, have been married for 35 years and have two children, Jason (30) and Melissa (25).