Lead Pastor – Zach Blackwell

Zach was called to River’s Edge in 2010. In May of 2018 he became lead Pastor. He was raised in the Mitchell area and after graduating from Mitchell High School went on to study and graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Worship and Christian Ministries. He has served in various ministry capacities and brings a unique perspective to the staff of REFC. In April of 2011 Zach married Niki Haddix in Ohio. Niki is also an Indiana Wesleyan graduate and works with her husband in all aspects of the ministry. She has been a worship minister at a church in Ohio and was raised in a Pastor’s home. Niki has an awesome voice and is a very talented musician. We are fortunate to have Niki as a part of our team here at River’s Edge.


Student Minister – Jayr Robinson

Jayr and his family have been long-time members of REFC. In April of 2017 he and his wife, Mandy Robinson were called into Student Ministry. He and Mandy were married in June of 2002 and have served in several of REFC’s ministries over the years, from KidZone, to Guest Services and even in Sound/Media. Their four boys, Elijah, Chandler, Brayden and Ian complete their family of 6. Both Jayr and Mandy were born, raised and have lived their life in the local area. Both Jayr and Mandy have a passion for ministering to our next and future generations of believers.





 KidZone Coordinator – Emily Cuba

Emily and her husband Larry have been attending and active at REFC since 2010, right after they got married. They have since added 2 adventurous boys to their family. Emily has been involved in many different types of children & youth ministries both at REFC and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Grace College, with a degree in counseling & youth ministry. She took the position of Kidzone Coordinator in April 2017. Larry has taught all ages from nursery to adult during their time at River’s Edge! He is actively involved in the Kidzone ministry now, being Emily’s right hand man to all random things needed! Both Emily and Larry desire to serve the families of REFC and that all the children would come to know Christ as their Savior.


Rivers Edge Fellowship Church | 2900 35th Street, Bedford, IN | (812) 275-4442