Rev. Bill Adams
Rev. Bill Adams has been the directing pastor at Riverside UMC since July 1, 2016. Bill is a creative and loving spiritual teacher helping others share and spread God's love. Pastoring churches is Bill's second career but his first calling. He has been serving as a pastor in the United Methodist Church since July 1996. In June 2003, Bill was Ordained as a Full Elder in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The vision of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Bill and the Riverside United Methodist Church envision that happening as we connect, grow and serve in ways that make God's love present in and around every part of life. Bill's goal is to help people learn how to live life to its most exciting and fullest extent through a relationship with God and Jesus Christ! As we do and help each other connect, grow and serve God's love becomes very real. That is what transforms the world and brings about the beauty of God's kingdom we all long for in our own ways. Through multi-media worship experience on Sunday mornings and accessible small groups and studies throughout the week we are growing into who God created us to be and helping others grow into who God created them to be as well.
Bill and his wife Cindy were married in November of 1980. Together they have three beautiful daughters Emily, Ellen and Erin. Bill and Cindy encourage you to come join us at Riverside and see what God has in store for you.
Education: B.A. - Western Illinois University 1978
Master of Divinity - Garrett Evangelical 1999
I grew up in Dover, Arkansas where I was very active in church activities and sports throughout High school. I attended Arkansas Tech University where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation Science. I wish to continue my education in Social Work. I have a heart for serving others and missions. I enjoy any outdoor activity, yoga, DIY projects, and watching a lot of TV. I recently married my husband, Tyler, in June of 2016. Tyler and I recently moved to the Quad Cities where Tyler is currently a student at Palmer Chiropractic in Davenport. We enjoy meeting new people and sharing Christs' love to all.
Lakyn Collins can be reached at (309) 764-6721 or by email email@example.com.
I grew up in Rock Island, IL and was very active in both sports and band throughout High school. I am currently attending Black Hawk College and working towards my teaching degree in elementary education. I have been a member of Riverside United Methodist Church since 2003. I feel beyond blessed to have such an amazing church family here. My passion has always been to work with kids. In my free time I enjoy camping, listening to music, exercising, and spending time with my family. I have been married for 12 years now to my wonderful husband Darren. We both feel like Riverside is our second home and look forward to growing in faith and sharing our love of Christ for many years to come.
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I have lived in the Quad Cities for the past 20 years. I grew up in a military family, so I moved around the country for most of my childhood. I have been happily married to my husband, Jerry Spiegel, for 24 years. He is a lieutenant on the Moline Fire Department. We have been blessed with adopting two amazing children. Our daughter, Kylie, is 17 and a junior in high school. Our son, Justin, is 14 and in eighth grade. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, along with traveling, going on bike rides and walks. My previous employment has included being a stay at home mom, working for the Moline School District for nine years. And most recently I've started my own organizing business. I have been blessed to work at Riverside once a week with such wonderful people. I love meeting so many new people through Riverside and being able to share the gifts that God has blessed me with.
I have been the organist at Riverside since 1990 and I also play keyboard with the praise team. My wife (Renee) and I are both retired elementary teachers from the Moline Public Schools. My first organist position was at the Orion,IL United Methodist Church where I served for 13 years.
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Praise Team Leader
Brian Schou (pronounced “skow”) has been a part of the local music community since arriving in the Quad Cities to attend Augustana College in the late 1980s. He has performed in and led several groups, most recently The Sin City Orchestra, which just wrapped up a sixteen-year run this past October. Brian was also the contemporary music director at a Lutheran church and filled in for several area congregations (including Riverside) since the mid-2000s. Brian has been teaching high school English for 25 years, 15 of those at United Township High School, where he teaches gifted sophomore and dual-credit college writing classes. Brian’s wife Holly also teaches English at UTHS; his son Cooper is a freshman jazz studies major (drumset) at the University of North Texas; and his son Jackson (also a drummer) is a freshman at Pleasant Valley High School. Brian looks forward to serving God and the people of Riverside through the ministry of music.
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Susan has devoted much of her life to having served in Worship and Music leadership for over twenty-five years in several churches. Now, here at Riverside for nine years, Susan directs the Chancel Choir, which presents music primarily for the early worship celebration, and also plays in the hand bell choir. Too, having performed with many choirs; professional and volunteer, I am blessed to be serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Susan and Dennis have been married for twenty seven years and reside in Moline with their two feline friends, Jake and Lily Sue. Knitting and gardening are hobbies.
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Harry is a life long member of Riverside United Methodist Church and spent 39 years working for the Farm Equipment Manufacturing Industry. He continues to operate their 51 year old family practice “Office Services Unlimited Incorporated.” Harry enjoys “making things happen” with construction projects and numbers in their tax, accounting, and property management practice. He and his wife Beverly were blessed with three children; Todd, Kimberly, and Krista. They also enjoy their grandson Chandler. The family dog is a black lab named Darby.
Harry has served as our Church Facility Manager since October 2005. He utilizes his skills to enhance the ministries of Riverside through organization and direction of the maintenance and continuous improvement of our facilities and grounds. Harry enjoys working with the staff and congregation at Riverside UMC and hopes to “make a difference!”
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Bell Choir Director
Don Woods is the director of our Bell Choir at Riverside. Don can be reached by email at email@example.com