Rodney + Jodi Gehman

lead pastor / visionaries

Rodney and Jodi have four children and live in rural Kalona. Before starting River City Church, the Gehmans were successful wedding photographers.

In addition to his role as pastor, preaching and leading worship, Rodney also roasts the coffee for our Sunday morning gatherings. Jodi serves with the worship team, childcare, and hospitality.


Nate + Janene King

Elder candidate / business administration

The Kings are owners of a successful trucking company called King Bros Transport, specializing in over-sized freight.

Nate’s passion is for healthy Community Groups and discipling Group leaders.
Janene oversees all things administration for River City.  


Toby + Erin Thompson

Co-pastor / connections / counseling

Toby and Erin live in Tiffin, IA, and are parents to two young boys.

Toby brings several years of experience in Biblical Counseling to River City, and continues to work with Grace Community Church in helping people find hope and healing. Erin brings experience with First Impressions and connections, and recently began co-counseling with Toby.