Meet the Team

David Johnson

Lead Pastor

Dave planted River of Life in 1994 with the vision to equip the church to help people find and follow Jesus. He loves to teach God’s word and apply it to every day life. Both Dave and his wife, Ann, have a passion for prayer and have 5 adult children.

John Muffler

Associate Pastor

John is our Associate Pastor. He’s also a part of the preaching team on Sunday mornings. He’s happily married with four daughters and loves to spend time with families playing games, drinking coffee, and finding ways to to make people smile.

Kristina Bloomdahl

Children's Ministries Leader

Kristina leads our Children’s Ministries team. She’s a recent grad of Trinity International University where she studied Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries. She lives on her family’s farm west of River of Life and is excited to be back and plugged into the Elk River community.

John LaRocque

Student Ministries Leader

John leads our student ministry team.  He and his wife Ashley have one cat and one dog.

Kelsey Sandahl

Worship Director

Kelsey leads our Worship & Tech teams. She’s married to Luke and they are the happy parents of 5 little girls.