Our Staff

Joe Daltorio

Lead Pastor

Joe and his wife Janice founded River of Life Community Church in 1997. He also serves on the Board of HarvestNet, Steven Fry Ministries, and is a member of the Executive Team of Messenger Fellowship since 2000. Joe has a heart for "four generation discipleship" and leadership development. He is commited to working with the regional Church toward community transformation and is also active in networking partnerships with the church in other countries.

Check out Pastor Joe's Persoanl Blog at joedaltorio.com

Steve Stewart

Senior Associate Pastor

Steve and Jennifer have been members of River of Life Community Church since 1999. Jennifer served as the church administrator for 16 years prior to becoming the executive assistant to the academic dean at Hiram College. Steve has been a business owner in construction and renovation since 2001, as well as a worship leader, children’s ministry director, church council member and leader of a men’s accountability group.

He has been ordained by Messenger Fellowship since 2013.
His desire is to bring Biblical truth to everyday life situations and mentor the up and coming generation of leaders.

Hannah Pellegrino-Culver

ARISE Youth Ministries

Hannah moved to Ohio from a small town in New York and married her husband, Dion, in June of 2017. She has been involved in youth ministry from 2011 to present and graduated from Nyack College in 2017 with a B.S. in Youth and Family Studies. Hannah started attending River of Life in February of 2019 and began stepping into the role of Youth Director in October of 2019, along with the help of Dion. She has always had a heart for teenagers and loves to help them figure out who God is and who He's created them to be. Hannah enjoys an eclectic mix of things from art and home decor to hiking and weight lifting.

Stephanie Billups

OASIS Kid's Ministries

Stephanie and her family began attending River of Life in July 2020 and stepped into the role of Children’s Ministry Coordinator in September of 2021. Stephanie has worked as a mother, a preschool teacher, and has been involved in children’s ministry in various churches and age groups for more than 12 years - both as a helping hand and as a leader. Stephanie has a heart for children and cares very deeply about making the Gospel approachable, exciting, and worthwhile to them. She feels part of her calling is to teach our children about the character and nature of God in ways that are applicable and desirable to their unique stages of life.
Outside of children’s ministry, Stephanie is passionate about hospitality, worship, learning, and making space for unorthodox creativity within the church. Stephanie enjoys puzzles, cooking (and eating) delicious food, and being outside with her husband Brandon and their three children, Nyah, Addie, and Adonis.

Leah Leclerc

Office Administrator

Leah Leclerc has been committed to serving Christ since childhood and has been involved in various ministries from age 13 to the present. She is passionate about worship, hospitality and children’s ministry and has served in those capacities here at River of Life and elsewhere. She served for 6 years as Children’s Pastor and Administrative Assistant at Life Changers International Ministries in Detroit, Michigan.

Since moving back here from Michigan in 2008, she and her husband, Marc have attended River of Life. They became members in 2009 along with their three children and have been active in ministry with children, youth, hospitality, worship and more.

Leah joined the staff at River of Life as Office Administrator in June 2015 and is excited to bring her experience, passion and love of God and His people to that role.