• Carrie Nye

    Connections Minister


    Carrie became the Connections Minister at River Hills Church in January of 2015 after serving as the children's minister for two years. She and her husband Daniel have been married since 1996, and have four children: Drake, Megan, Donovan, and Hannah. The Nye's have attended River Hills since 2009. Carrie loves serving God and people through missions. She has been to Haiti several times, and looks forward to seeing where the Lord will lead her in the future.

  • Chip wheeler

    Lead pastor

    Chip Wheeler is the founding pastor of River Hills Church. He and his wife, Sarah Beth, started River Hills in 2007 at their home with their children and one other couple. Chip has served as a student minister, collegiate minister, and pastor over the last 18 years. He earned a B.F.A. in speech communication from Valdosta State University and a masters and doctorate from New Orleans Seminary. He is passionate about coffee, trout fishing, hunting, collecting useless information, Georgia football and his family. 

  • Elissa carey

    office manager


  • Travis Bottorff

    Worship Pastor

    Travis first visited RHC with his family at the initial launch back in September of 2008 after receiving a postcard stating, "Real Truth for Real People". 

    On the back it read "Life is a journey, the only problem is that sometimes we lose or question our direction. River Hills Church invites you to come and explore God at your own pace. We welcome all to come and recapture the wonder of life and meet new friends along the way." To Travis and his family, this statement was a true representation of what it's like at RHC. 

    Travis believed in a God for most of his life and had accepted Jesus as his savior when he was a senior in high school, but he never really grew in his faith. This lead to many trips down roads that made Travis' relationship with God almost non-existent. 

    After Travis' first visit to RHC, he and his family knew that they had found a place where they could grow in their faith and make some new friends along the way. 

    Not long after his first visit, Travis began to play bass in the worship band. Travis recalls that, "Over the years we've had some awesome worship leaders and I've learned and grown spiritually with each one of them." 

    In the fall of 2012 Travis became the current worship leader.     

  • Ron Croyle

    Spanish Ministries Pastor

    Ron Croyle, along with his wife, Kim, has served as pastor of Iglesia Hispana River Hills since July, 2015. They have been in ministry for more than 30 years, spending most of that time in Venezuela, South America, where they served as missionaries. Ron and Kim are the proud parents of 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren.