Meet the pastor

susan-headshot-004I want to thank you for taking time to check out the RVC website.  I want to introduce myself.  I am Pastor Susan Henard.  I am the Senior Leader here at River Valley Church.

When I was just 13 years old I met the boy of my dreams Greg Henard and a few years later we were married.  We were married for 47 wonderful years before the Lord called Greg home.  I have 2 sons, Michael and his wife Cindy, Steven and his wife Melanie and 3 awesome grandkids, Kaitlin, Kody and Conner.  I also have a beautiful loving dog named Ruby.

I was radically saved at the age of 38 and I have never been the same since Jesus came into my heart and life.  In 2006 Greg and I became the Senior Leaders of the church.  After the Greg went home to be with Jesus the church asked me to stay and continue as the Senior Pastor.  I absolutely love my church and the calling God gave me for our city and surrounding communities.  One thing you should know is that I love all people and my desire is for everyone to know Jesus.  Going outside the 4 walls of the church is a passion of mine.  I love taking Jesus into the marketplace.

Some fun facts about me.  I have lived in my same house for 48 years on 10 acres just down the road from my son Steven and his family.  I love horses.  I share that passion with my granddaughter Kaitlin. I love the beach, taking my chair and sticking my toes in the sand with a good book and a Pepsi.  God blessed me with good friends that I love to hang out with.  I don’t like to cook.  I love sitting in my yard in my porch swing.  I really like a good Hallmark movie on a cold winter Saturday because they all have happy endings.  I love watching the kids in my church play sports.  I try to attend as many of their games as I can.  I love life and oh yeah I really don’t like housecleaning either but unfortunately someone has to do it.