Our Team

Rev. Adam Gray


Adam is a Jacksonville native with a vision for a church where everyone is welcomed and everyone is loved.

He brings his experience from many years of pastoral ministry in churches both large and small, formal and contemporary, to help Riverside Church at Park & King form its unique model of ministry and style of worship.

Rev. Roderick Jungbauer

Minister of Music

Roderick C Jungbauer (pronounced Young-bower) Roderick was born and grew up in Washington, DC. He lived and travelled throughout Africa and Europe.

He received his Bachelor of Music degree in piano, organ, and voice at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida and attended Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida where he received his Master’s degree in choral conducting.

He is currently the organist and choir director of Riverside Church at Park and King and an ordained minister. His other passions include being musical director and/or keyboard accompanist for community or college Musical Theatre shows.

Roderick is now retired after working and teaching over thirty years in Academics at the college level. Many of his responsibilities included teaching music and freshmen college courses. He also has been director of at-risk programs, Tutorial Services, Learning Center, Disability Services, and Academic Advising. He continues to enjoy traveling. Roderick can’t stop collecting memorabilia from the original Star Wars movies.

Rodney Stewart


Rodney Stewart is a former multi-state judo champion who now puts his martial arts skills to work as Riverside’s Sexton. When necessary, he breaks boards with his head.

Rodney not only keeps our historic building operational, he cares for and mentors many in the Riverside community with generous portions of love, good humor, and gentleness.

Headshot of Rev. Dr. Kenneth J. Meyers

Rev. Dr. Kenneth J. Meyers

Pastor for Faith Formation

Ken is a seasoned congregational minister and serves as a "Pastor in Residence" at Riverside Church at Park and King.

He loves people and finds Riverside Church to be open and welcoming to a vast array of folks.
His experience includes teaching and service in Romania, China, England, and congregations in the U.S.

Rev. Madison Hilt

Assistant Pastor

Rev. Jules Heath

Pastor for Community

Rev. Amber Kearney

Pastor for Justice and Outreach

Rev. Amber Kearney has been actively serving in ministry as a lay leader for twenty years and has joined our staff in 2022 with a plethora of experience.

Rev. Amber has a heart for students, families, and those with religious trauma to find a home here at Riverside Church at Park and King. She is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree and will be pursuing her Masters of Divinity soon under the leadership and guidance of senior staff.

When she’s not serving at Riverside, she can be found enjoying time with her husband, three children, or off finding unique treasures at local thrift stores.

Rev. Callum Reece

Pastor for Partnerships

Rev. Callum Reece was born and raised in Tasmania, Australia. He has visited the USA regularly since 2010 before finally moving to the country permanently in 2018.

While serving in the United States Navy, “BMSN Reece” was mentored by Chaplain Massie and made the decision to pursue becoming a pastor. Utilizing small windows of internet service on deployment, Callum enrolled in a Pastoral Theology program in Jacksonville and started studies Fall, 2022. A few months later, Callum become part of the pastoral staff at Riverside Church.

At Riverside Church, Rev. Callum’s primary passions are young adults, community engagement, and finding any excuse to eat with people.

When he’s not studying, Rev. Callum can be found at local heavy music shows, getting tattoos, eating pizza, or running with his fiancée Kelly.