Our Elders

  • Dominic Alvarez

    Dominic Alvarez is a Watertown native. He is a Social Worker at Jefferson County Human Services. He and his wife, Ashley, met as missionaries in Honduras and have been attending River Valley since 2014.

    Ashley runs the "Moms Time Out" group here at River Valley and they have 2 sons.

  • Chris Mertens

    Chris is a math teacher and track coach at Watertown High School.

    Chris's wife is Amee, who is on one of our River Valley worship teams, and together they have been attending and serving at River Valley in many ways for several years. They have 2 daughters.

  • Justin Roberts

    Justin was born in England and went to school in Bath and Birmingham there. He was saved under the ministry of Billy Graham when he was a teenager. He currently works as a Software Engineer.

    Justin's wife is Jen, who works in the office at River Valley. They have been attending and serving at River Valley since 2005. Justin teaches the Middle School Discipleship Class at River Valley and they have 3 children and 1 grandchild.

  • Greg Schroeder

    Greg is married to Kim and they live in Watertown. They have been members at River Valley since 2008. Greg owns a financial planning business in Watertown.

    Greg has served in River Valley as youth and adult Sunday School instructor, Music Camp drama actor and coordinator, and as Treasurer for 6 years.

  • Ray Werth

    Ray Werth is married to Yvonne and they live in the Lebanon area. They have been at River Valley since 2019. Ray is retired; he and Yvonne enjoy mentoring and facilitating marriage classes.

    Ray also visits and gives communion to the shut-ins and is part of the prayer team.

Our Governing Board

  • Colleen Kluber


    Colleen and her husband Joe live in Beaver Dam and have been at River Valley since 2019. Colleen enjoys participating in Bible studies and volunteering within the church and community.

    Colleen was a Special Ed Teacher and Administrator for many years but now works from home as a Guidance Counselor for 3 different schools in California and Washington and teaches English to students in China. She also enjoys volunteering with the Dodge County Meal Program and St. Vincent DePaul.

  • Jason Culotta

    Jason grew up in a large family in Racine. He currently works with a trade association focused on vegetable processing.

    Jason is married to Rebekah, and together they serve at River Valley in Awana and various other ministries. They have 1 daughter and 2 sons.

  • Matt Keever
    Assistant Treasurer

    Matt and his wife Erin live in Watertown and have been at River Valley since 2017. Matt has done a lot of volunteering at River Valley over the years.

    Matt is a Systems Analyst at Glory Global Solutions. Matt and Erin have 7 children and are very involved grandparents to their 3 granddaughters.

  • Todd Grady
    Lead Trustee

    Todd lives in Clyman and is the Director of Quality at Ad-Tech here in Watertown.

    Todd is married to Tammy (who is a school teacher) and they have been part of and have served at River Valley for nearly 10 years.

  • Don Vehlow
    Lead Deacon

    Don lives in Watertown and has been coming to and serving at River Valley for a couple of years.

    Don is married to Sonya, and they both serve on the Service and Benevolent Committee.