Meet The Team

Pastor Troy Shelton

Troy has been our pastor since the church's first service. He loves to teach from the Word of God and see people surrender their lives to Jesus Christ. He'd tell you he has the best job and the best staff in the world. Troy has a beautiful wife named Sherri and four wonderful boys - Paul, Justin, Michael, and Seth. He is a graduate of Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.


Mac Marye - Associate Pastor

Mac and his amazing family have been apart of the River of Life since November 2009 when Mac came on staff as our Student Pastor. His family includes his beautiful wife, Jeni, and their four kids: Robbie, Sydney, Savannah, and Luke. Mac experienced his full-time call to ministry in 1999 after serving as an intern at a church in Danville, KY and going on his first foreign mission trip to Russia that summer. He has served as a full-time Student Pastor since 2004 and here at the River since 2009. He has a Master of Arts in Missiology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His passion is in leading followers of Jesus to pursue him in a more passionate and deep way. That spark occurs often on the mission field, which is one of the most enjoyable parts of his job. One of his favorite quotes is by a missionary from England named C.T. Studd. Mr. Studd said, "Some people want to live within the sound of the chapel bell. I want to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell." Mac loves pouring into students AND doing missions and the two seem to go pretty well together. Mac and his wife's love for the church has changed so much since coming to the River. He regularly links arms with fellow followers of Jesus to serve him faithfully in our community and around the world and to tell others of the love that Jesus offers. Mac has recently become the Associate Pastor.


Donna Spalding - Children's Pastor

Donna grew up in Hardinsburg, Kentucky where she graduated from Breckinridge County High School.  She married her college sweetheart, Joey and they have 4 beautiful children, Andrea, Aaron, Chase, and Emma.  Donna has been our Children’s Minister at the River of Life since '06 and has loved every second of it.  


She is passionate about helping children truly understand who God is and she believes very much in the importance of teaching children to become active participants in the Kingdom of God.  She enjoys golf, UK basketball, and shopping, but mostly loves just spending time with her family



John Michael Huber - Worship Pastor



Johnny Reinle 


Johnny has been with the River since it was being planned. One of the original team, he has enjoyed watching the River grow from it's begining to the present. A graduate of Nelson County High School and Eastern Kentucky University. Johnny is a retired education administrater. He enjoys the day to day business of the River when he is not playing Golf! 





Aaron Smith - Technology Cordinater


Aaron grew up in Springfield, Ky, graduated from Washington County High School, and has attended the RIver of Life since it’s first meeting 20 years ago. Aaron met his wonderful wife Heather while they were a part of the youth group at the River and have loved getting to do life together ever since! Aaron has been leading the technical ministry team at the RIver since 2010 but just came on staff in 2017. Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife, playing music, working with computers (really anything electronic), mowing his yard, spending time outdoors, building things, game nights with friends, etc. Aaron recommends checking out (if you haven’t already) Crowder Music, Doc Crow's (Barbeque), Willcutt Guitars, Lowes, The book of Romans, Ephesians 2:1-10 and anything else from Genesis 1:1 - Revelation 22:21.