The Riza Team

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Peter & Kelsea Nichols
RiZA Leadership Team Members

Peter is a contractor from Oregon and Kelsea is a physical therapist from Iowa. They met on a blind date in 2015 and got married a year later. They and their two young kids now live in Philomath, Oregon and invest much of their time and energy in The Hive Communities, teaching, leading worship, and providing discipleship for the youth. On their days off they can be found hanging out at home relaxing, playing music, reading, chasing the kids outside, and doing art. They are eager and passionate to see people walk in intimacy and obedience to Jesus.

Adam King
RiZA Leadership Team Member

Adam grew up in Indiana and developed a deep love for the scripture at an early age through a program called Bible Quizzing. At a national competition, he met some amazing people from Oregon who were running a discipleship school called Mandate. In 2011, Adam enrolled in Mandate and upon graduation permanently moved to Oregon. Adam works as a contractor and enjoys teaching and leading worship for the Hive Communities. On his days off, Adam enjoys walking in nature and spending quality time with his friends.

Josiah & Addie Wenger
RiZA Leadership Team Members

Josiah and Addie are both native Oregonians who married in the summer of 2019. Josiah is a contractor and Addie works as an arborist. They love getting to know their neighbors, interacting with internationals, and are passionate about introducing people to Jesus. They love being hospitable and their home is often a safe haven for many people. Josiah moved to Corvallis with his family to plant The Hive Communities, where they both serve in many capacities. They enjoy time by a fire sipping hot cocoa, surfing, rock climbing, good coffee, and a nice jaunt.

Want to help out?

Riza is always looking for generous donors to help cover the expenses of our school. If you feel lead to provide financial support to our staff, click the Donate to the Staff button. On the Donation Page, select where you would like your funds to go. We are always amazed at the ways God provides for us!

Chaz Luchterhand
RiZA Leadership Team Member

Chaz grew up in Salem Oregon where he later attended Corban University where he graduated with a degree in Biblical Studies. From a young age Chaz desired to pursue ministry and that eventually led him to Corvallis, OR in 2015. Upon moving to Corvallis Chaz joined The Navigators as a local missionary and spent 2 years as one of the directors of a Christian collegiate house, called The Courtyard, discipling OSU students. Chaz’s favorite things include having quality time with friends, playing guitar, metal, board games, Nintendo, and a good cup of coffee.

Tim Wenger
Director

Tim and Angie Wenger come from a vibrant Christian heritage and decided to follow Jesus at a young age.  After graduating from Western Mennonite High School in Salem, Oregon they attended Elim Bible Institute in New York. Upon completion they moved back to Oregon, were married and have been involved in worship, youth, mission and eldership ministries ever since. They also directed The Mandate Discipleship School for 15 years, until its closure in 2017.  Tim makes his living as a building contractor and real estate developer, and is the senior team leader for The Hive Communities. Tim loves to serve, equip, and protect church leaders, while creating opportunities for them to become healthy, fully developed and released in their unique gifting. Angie spends her time serving and loving her 13 children, their spouses and grandchildren, as well as care-taking for her aging father.  She opens up her home and life to neighbors, loves to make connections with internationals and is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. 

John & Steff Winder
School Leaders

John and Steff met at the University of Illinois where they were both student athletes. After graduation, they got married and moved to Colorado Springs, CO to start their life together. Colorado fueled their love for the outdoors and realization of the importance of intimate community. In 2008, John and Steff and their two young boys Trevor and Carson, moved to Corvallis, OR to pursue full-time campus ministry with the Navigators at Oregon State University. They now partner with their church, The Hive Communities, and The Navigators, to help people follow Jesus and live life intentionally. They can be found sharing meals with people, hiking with their dog, spending time with their boys. Steff is active in the swimming community and at the Farmer’s Market where she works. In John’s free time he can be found playing team sports, doing finish carpentry, and hanging out with friends.

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Fill out our application and send it in before July 1st. We would love to have you with us at Riza.

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