Our Staff

Joe Daltorio

Lead Pastor

Joe and his wife Janice founded River of Life Community Church in 1997.  He also serves on the Board of HarvestNet, Steven Fry Ministries, and is a member of the Executive Team of Messenger Fellowship since 2000. Joe has a heart for "four generation discipleship" and leadership development. He is commited to working with the regional Church toward community transformation and is also active in networking partnerships with the church in other countries.

Check out Pastor Joe's Persoanl Blog at joedaltorio.com

Jeff Gilliland

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jeff joined the staff at River of Life as associate pastor in October 2016. He leads the young adult ministry and worship team ministry at River of Life, but as the associate pastor also gladly jumps in to whatever role is needed at the time. His primary ministry is to his wife, Brianne, and as a father to his five children; Noah, Caleb, Ember, Nathan, and Jasper. Jeff has a heart for worship, foundational discipleship, and seeing students learn to hear and obey God. He loves songwriting, music production, and drinking coffee. Jeff was ordained with Messenger Fellowship in 2015. He has a degree in Bible and Theology from Malone University and has been involved as a student and staff with Youth With A Mission for 10 years.

Dinah Hodgson

Staff Pastor and Prayer Coordinator

More information on prayer ministry here.

Leah Leclerc

Office Administrator

Leah Leclerc has been committed to serving Christ since childhood and has been involved in various ministries from age 13 to the present. She is passionate about worship, hospitality and children’s ministry and has served in those capacities here at River of Life and elsewhere. She served for 6 years as Children’s Pastor and Administrative Assistant at Life Changers International Ministries in Detroit, Michigan.

Since moving back here from Michigan in 2008, she and her husband, Marc have attended River of Life. They became members in 2009 along with their three children and have been active in ministry with children, youth, hospitality, worship and more.

Leah joined the staff at River of Life as Office Administrator in June 2015 and is excited to bring her experience, passion and love of God and His people to that role.

Hannah Pellegrino-Culver

Youth Ministries

Hannah moved to Ohio from a small town in New York and married her husband, Dion, in June of 2017. She has been involved in youth ministry from 2011 to present and graduated from Nyack College in 2017 with a B.S. in Youth and Family Studies. Hannah started attending River of Life in February of 2019 and began stepping into the role of Youth Director in October of 2019, along with the help of Dion. She has always had a heart for teenagers and loves to help them figure out who God is and who He's created them to be. Hannah enjoys an eclectic mix of things from art and home decor to hiking and weight lifting.

More information on youth ministries here.

Lindsay Ortega

Children's Ministries

More information on children's ministries here.

Steve Stewart

Men's Discipleship & Accountability