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staff & elders

Christopher “Smooth” Rivera

year started at cherry hills: 2005


family: Lauren (wife) and three children ages 5, 2, and 6 months


favorite book or verse of the bible: The Gospel of Luke; Romans 3:21-26


on a day off, i am most likely to be...: playing with my kiddos, hanging out with my beautiful wife, reading, or having a board game night with friends


favorite books: 

Fiction: The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Riyira Chronicles, all Star Wars books (canon)

Nonfiction: The Divine Conspiracy by Willard, Mere Christianity by Lewis, The Pursuit of God by Tozer, and The Holiness of God by Sproul.


favorite tv show: Chicago Cubs Baseball and The Office (with the wifey) 


favorite local restaurants: Razzo’s (an Italian place in Rochester) and Gyro Stop


what I love about being an elder? praying for (and with) the church, building into and investing in the life and growth of the body of Christ