Our Team

The staff and leadership here at Riverside is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at office@riversidecma.com.

  • Jim Souza


    Jim and his family have been serving at Riverside since 2012 - first as the Associate Pastor, and now as the Lead Pastor, serving in that role since March of 2016. Before coming to Akron, Jim served in various roles in churches in New York State for 9 years. In addition to serving in ministry, Jim and his family love hiking, playing games together, and music. Jim is passionate about helping people find restoration, transformation, and purpose in Jesus.

    Email Jim: jim@riversidecma.com

  • Dawn Souza

    Worship Leader

    Dawn moved to Akron in 2012 with her husband, Jim, and their three boys. Dawn has been leading worship for over 20 years and is excited about being a part of the staff at Riverside. She loves to be outdoors, hiking, and running.

  • Ann Bisheimer

    Administrative Assistant

    Ann has been married over 40 years to her husband Jerry. They have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Ann's favorite things to do are spending time with family, quilting and traveling