Pastor | Rev. Becky Rokitowski and her husband, Ted, have been with us since July, 2015. They have 2 sons, Kaden and Adam. Pastor Becky previously served as the Assistant Pastor at Skycrest UMC in Clearwater; and before that was a civil engineer in Lakeland, FL. Becky and Ted met while serving as camp counselors at Warren Willis United Methodist Youth Camp, and they both have a passion for serving Christ.
Youth Director | Scott McQueen and his wife Laurie have been at Riviera for over sixteen years and have three amazing kids. Scott has been our Youth Director for fifteen years. Before serving as our youth director, Scott played college baseball at Methodist University, and worked with Youth & Adults for local Mental Health agencies in Pinellas County. He has a God-given gift of helping youth connect with Jesus in very tangible ways so that their choices are influenced by their relationship with Christ.
Children's Ministry Director | Christina Baldwin-Bascom joined Riviera in January 2016 and has a background in Childhood Development and Education. Prior to coming to Riviera, she taught Art and Early Childhood Education for 15 years. Christina is also a local artist and has painted many murals for churches and local charities. She and her husband Greg have been married for seven years.
Director of Worship & Creative Arts | Wade Williams is the newest member of our Riviera staff. He came on board August 2016. Wade is an actor, most known for his role in the Christian film, The Investigator. He is also a guitarist, singer, and song-writer. Wade is married to Alison and they have 5 children. He loves playing hymns in a way that appeals across generations, and is excited for this new opportunity to share his gifts and his faith with others.
Church Administrative Assistant | Bonnie Culotta has been our Administrative Assistant for over 28 years and has a great gift for caring and welcoming people to Riviera. Bonnie and her husband Jim are long time residents of St. Petersburg and have an adult son. She is an avid baseball fan and enjoys following the Rays.
Nursery Coordinator | Ronda Ard
Custodian | Marc Perez has been our custodian since 2005. Marc is truly a local. He was born at Bayfront Medical Center, grew up 3 blocks from the church, and participated in Cub Scouts here at Riviera when he was in elementary school. Marc and his wife Kristina have been married for 29 years. They have two boys who were homeschooled by mom. Both participated in the youth programs here at the church, and have helped dad with keeping the church looking its best.