Meet our team

River Bluff is highly team oriented. Meet our staff below. They assist in organizing the discipleship & ministry programs. (Click their name to contact them)

  • Rev. Scott watson

    Senior pastor

    Scott grew up in St. Louis. On his drive to Southwest Missouri State University (MSU) to begin his freshman year, Scott was asking himself huge questions about life and purpose. The first day in the dorm a friend invited him to a Bible study on the hall. There he heard about a God that loved him, that offered forgiveness and could give purpose and meaning to life. He gave his heart to Christ and began to follow Him. He received his degree in Human Resources from MSU. After college he sensed a calling to graduate school and graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. Scott served as Associate Pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Waynesville, Mo. He served as Minister of Youth and College at First Baptist Church of Springfield, MO before becoming Pastor of River Bluff Fellowship. Scott loves sharing the greatest story ever told, that of God’s love and the sending Jesus so we could know Him. Scott is married to Susan. They have six children and six grandchildren. 

  • DR. Jonathan House


    We like to say Jonathan is a man of many talents. Dr House loves spending time with his wife and family. His hobbies include homesteading, wood working, VR and all things tech. He is a wealth of knowledge around many subjects, runs a farm on the side along with other small businesses. He is a great steward of time and resources which makes him a perfect fit for leading River Bluff Fellowship in our stewardship of resources. The attitude and work that flows out of our heart during the week is an act of worship according to Romans 12, which makes him equally suited to lead our congregation as the Worship Pastor. Jonathan holds degrees from Southwest Missouri State University and Trinity Theological Seminary.

  • Rev. Casey malley

    Youth & College Pastor

    Casey Malley grew up in Waynesville then attended Southwest Baptist University and graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in Christian Ministry.  After graduating he accepted a ministry position in California, MO where he met his wife Austen. They have been married since 2014 and have 2 kids.  Casey is a huge fan of the University of Kentucky and the Denver Broncos.  He joined the River Bluff team in July 2019 and is excited about everything that God is doing and will continue to do through the youth & college programs.

  • Liz Wright

    children's director

    Liz graduated from the University of Missouri in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction the following year. Liz enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants with her husband of 11 years, Sean, and their two children, Braden and Bella. They are also huge Mizzou fans and enjoy attending sporting events together or cozying up to watch them on tv. Liz has served as Children’s Director at RBF since summer of 2011. She is “all things kids” and coordinates the family ministry outreach events such as Operation Christmas Child, Easter "Eggstravaganza", and Fall Festival. Liz can frequently be seen communicating our announcements and greeting our church family every Sunday morning (...and just generally being awesome). One of her favorite parts of the week is sharing the Bible story with kids on Sunday mornings. She loves seeing their eyes light up and "wheels turn" as they absorb and engage in God’s truth.  

  • Megan Cardwell

    associate children's director

    Megan graduated from Missouri Western State University in 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in English. Shortly after graduating, she married her college sweetheart, Eric, and began working in a Life Skills classroom with children who had special needs. As God grew their family, Megan became a stay-at-home momma to their two daughters, Gracelyn & Faith. During that season of life, Megan developed a passion for serving & loving others in a way her schedule had never before allowed. Eric & Megan moved to Ozark from the Kansas City area in 2007. They have been part of the River Bluff family since the Fall of 2009, and have had many opportunities to serve in different ministries within the church. Megan began serving on Staff as a support person for Children's Ministry in July of 2015. She has loved the opportunity to serve RBF kiddos & families, as well as work closely with Liz & help execute the plans & daily operations of RBF Kids' Ministry.  

    Megan also enjoys living an active lifestyle with her family, exercising, traveling, and hosting company for dinner. Megan is one of the kindest and friendliest people you will ever meet, we are blessed to have her.

  • Karen goodin

    Office Manager / Financial secretary

    Karen was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Drury University and taught elementary school in Republic, Missouri for 29 years. Recently retired, Karen currently serves as the financial secretary at River Bluff Fellowship. 

    In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, crafting and loving on the babies and children at River Bluff.

  • Debbie Burns

    MiniStry AssisTant

    Debbie was born in Branson and raised in Iowa. It was always her dream to move to the Ozarks after falling in love with it on yearly family trips to visit grandparents. Debbie and Danny were married in 1984 and moved to Ozark to raise their family. Debbie loves spending time with her girls and grandchildren, with which the Lord has blessed her with 20!!! And 6 Greats so far.


    In her spare time she loves to decorate and make her home a cozy and inviting place to entertain family and friends. She also loves to read, travel and take spontaneous adventures checking out the Ozarks. Debbie loves serving in her position as Ministry assistant to the staff of RBF, and serving on the Women’s ministry team. 

  • Lance RENFROW


    "Sir Lance-A-Lot" is a master of all things tech. Lance's wife Wendy is a veteran member of our worship team and his family are long term members of RBF. Lance is a local business owner and entrepreneur. He also directs our tech ministry. 

  • Jesse Tartamella

    Jesse joins us with 20+ years in the cleaning industry. She is a local business owner and brings a freshness and attention to detail that blesses all who enter our church campus.