Leadership & Staff

Paul Swearengin, Senior Pastor

Paul is the Senior Leader at The River. Paul is married to Ashley, who is the mayor of Fresno. Together they walk out their family call to make a difference in Fresno with their daughter Sydney and son Samuel. Read more »


Daniel Robinson, Worship Leader

Daniel grew up in Scotland and married Louise in 2004. He has been leading worship in various settings since 1996 and is passionate about presence-centered environments, as it is within these places that revelation and discovery happen – we learn more about who God is and who He says we are. Read more »


Kathy McIlhargey, Life Coach / Pastoral Care

Kathy was born and raised in Detroit. She has been married to Patrick for 36 years. She and Patrick have 3 amazing children, Phil, Kristen and Karen, and one brilliant grandson, Jackson. Kathy loves street outreach, teaching the Word and prayer. Read more »


Jeffrey DeVous, Youth Pastor

Born in rural southern Illinois, Jeffrey always knew he had a call on his life to do great things, after all, he was born on President Lincoln’s birthday. Jeffrey grew up in church and could often be found on the front row while his parents led worship. Read more »