About Us

We exist to help people know and follow Jesus.


This is how we see our mission: RiverCross Fellowship is a community of people who seek to be disciples who make disciples. A disciple is simply a learner. An apprentice of a master teacher, in this case, Jesus. A disciple is someone who lives with Jesus in order to learn from Him how to be like Him. As we live in relationship with Jesus, we will fulfill our vision by growing more and more like Him. 

We Do Life By The Bible

We believe the Bible is the true and actual Word of God and has authority for how we live today. So we read it, study it, base our Sunday messages on it, and – in everything we do – try to live it.

We are created to live in community with God and with one another. We believe life change happens best in community, so we intentionally require and create opportunities for community to happen: Life Groups are the core activity at RiverCross, where members and friends come to know Jesus and learn to follow Him.

We Do Life Together

Growth is not optional.

We believe people grow spiritually when we attend the Gathering regularly, participate in Life Groups, and serve together in the church and the community. We believe the church will grow numerically as together we LOVE and LEARN to LIVE like Jesus and invite others to join us on that journey.

Meet Our Team


  • Kathi Busch

    Lead Pastor

    Kathi is the Lead Pastor of RiverCross. She and husband, Paul, live in North Wilmington and have 4 kids and 8 grandkids. They have been married 30 years. Kathi loves to read, loves the beach, loves to read on the beach.


    One of Kathi's Life Verses is 2 Corinthians 4:7: "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that the all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." 

     

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  • Anne Martin

    Worship Pastor

    Anne serves as the Worship Pastor of RiverCross. She is married to Don and they live in Newark. Her greatest passion is 'life'... the real life Jesus died to give us. She loves being with her family, cooking, watching movies and wrestling with cryptograms! 


    One of the verses she stands on is Habakkuk 3:19: "The Sovereign Lord is my strength. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer. He enables me to go on the heights." 


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  • Mike McConnell

    Youth Pastor

    Mike loves teens and he loves the Lord. He grew up in Wilmington and attended Word of Life Bible Institute in NY. He has an amazing testimony of God's goodness, grace and mercy.   


    Mike's life verse is Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes; first to the Jew and then the Gentile."


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  • Marissa McConnell

    RC Kids director

    Marissa McConnell is our enthusiastic RCKids Director.   She attended Word of Life Bible Institute in upstate New York, where she studied Bible/theology. While there, she met her husband Mike McConnell (our Youth Pastor).  Mike and Marissa are the proud parents of Justus and River.  


    Marissa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and being outdoors. 


    Her life verse is John 3:30 which says, "Jesus must become more important while I become less important." 

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  • Lead Team

    Elders Doug Chalk, Sue Engler, Jason Fannin, Kim Horsey,  Jessica Norris, and Belinda Wilson.

    The Lead Team oversees everything that happens at RiverCross. They lead us into the vision and direction of the church God has given to Pastor Kathi, provide for the care and nurture of all RiverCrossers, and make sure that all we do is for the glory of our amazing God! 

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RiverCross 101

RiverCross 101 is a one-time class that introduces you to our Mission, Vision, and Values and will help you learn how to get connected and grow at RiverCross. RiverCross 101 is open to all who want to know more about RiverCross, required for those considering becoming a member.  The next RiverCross 101 will be held on Sunday May 20 from 11:45 AM-1:30 PM.  Lunch and Childcare are provided.

Register Here for RiverCross 101