About The Board of Directors
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The RiverTree Project has a governing board to provide direction and accountability to the vision given to Erin and LeAnn. I (Erin) will serve as the Executive Director and LeAnn will operate as the bookkeeper. But allow us to introduce you to the other board members God has brought to The RiverTree Project:

Nate Ndjerareou President
Nate hails from Chad, Africa, but has lived most of his life all over the U.S. Nate currently lives in Dallas, Texas where he works for WorldCheck. Nate is married to Sarah, with whom he has a precious daughter as well as a son who went to be with the Lord before birth. Nate's interests in life are traveling, Africa, the French language, people, and The Village Church. Nate avoids Twitter, tolerates Facebook, and does most of his online connecting through LinkedIn.

Tom Pietz Vice-President
This life-long Vikings fan serves as the lead pastor of a church buried inside Packer country - Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hartland (Wisconsin). Tom is married to Kris, and together they have 3 sons and a beautiful adopted daughter from China. Tom's interests include playing music (he once recorded his own CD!), playing with his kids, discussing Scripture in small groups, and listening to "contemporary" Christian music from the 80s. Tom can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn, but Twitter is missing his presence.

LeAnn Bird Treasurer
LeAnn has been applying her math degree by overseeing the finances for The RiverTree Project since its inception.  She is also a substitute teacher, as well as the Warm Welcomes to You coordinator for the city of Waverly.  She is married to Erin, with whom she has 4 biological kids, 4 Compassion kids, and one international daughter from Belize who is a student at Wartburg College. LeAnn wishes she had time to scrapbook, bike ride, and nap, but she instead chooses to give her time to her kids, husband, and other women.  LeAnn ignores all of Twitter except for Erin's feed, but she can be found on Facebook.

Kim Pagel
For over 20 years, Kim has faithfully served at New Covenant Bible Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the past eight as executive pastor. Kim and his wife Sharon have 4 adult sons and four daughter-in-laws, with their first grandchild on the way! A lifelong learner, Kim betrays his age, knowing more about technology than most twentysomethings. Usually in his briefcase are his Android phone, his iPad, his Kindle, and a couple of books as well. Kim's interests include good coffee, good conversation, and good books. You can follow Kim on Twitter @kimpagel.

Jason Poling
Jason is the Adult Ministries Pastor at Stonebridge Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The "tasks" that Jason does most days includes oversight of small groups, Life University, and counseling.  But deeper down, Jason's desire is to help people know the love of God in the gospel of Christ so they can experience real transformation in their lives.  Jason and his wife, Gwen, are blessed with 3 beautiful children (a girl and two boys). Jason's interests include theological discussions over good coffee, biking, and maintaining an impressive beard. Jason is a reluctant Twitterer @jasonpoling.

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