Valley Chapel is pleased to welcome Ryan and Kasey Rivito to our church family. Ryan will be serving as our Associate Pastor part-time on September 10, and becoming full-time in October. Ryan is a student at Northeastern Seminary and comes from Free Church, our Free Methodist congregation in Webster, NY. He and his wife Kasey have been married since 2009 and currently live in Kasey's hometown of Marion, NY.
Ryan grew up in the town of Mayfield, NY in the southern Adirondacks where his parents taught physical education and served as coaches. Ryan's hobbies include bushcraft, hunting, fishing, canoeing, photography, playing music (folk, bluegrass, and Celtic), and woodworking. Kasey went to SUNY Brockport where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in English Literatures. She works at the Williamson Public Library as a Senior Library Clerk and Teen Specialist. Kasey loves reading and talking about books, crocheting, listening to podcasts, playing the bass guitar, writing, and going for walks in the woods.
Ryan's desire in ministry is to join people on their faith adventures and explore with them as they discover what it means to be created in the image of God. Ryan said, "We can't wait to meet our new community and make this big step in ministry life." Please join in prayer for Ryan and Kasey during this transition, and for God's direction in selling their home, and finding a new one here in the Warsaw area.,