RiverWalk Church of Christ (formerly Central Church of Christ) has been blessed with ministers who are deeply committed in their service for the Lord. Their responsibilities are varied, each sharing their gifts with those within our congregation, as well as those in need all around us. To read about each of our ministers, click on their picture below.
Minister to Adults
Worship and Children’s Minister
|Rick Clinehas served with our congregation as pulpit minister since 1979. He has a degree in Business Administration from Emporia State University and a M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.Rick’s wife, Lou Ann, is a retired teacher from the Wichita school district. They have 2 married daughters and two grandsons.In addition to his work with the congregation, Rick has been involved in various community groups targeting downtown and neighborhood redevelopment, the homeless, and his neighborhood homeowner’s association.
|Jay Plank has been a member of the RiverWalk congregation since 2006, and currently serves as minister to adults and seniors, life goups, and adult Bible classes. He attended Oklahoma Christian for a time and completed his degree in Business Management at Newman University in Wichita. He and his wife Pat have two grown sons and four grandchildren.
Jay brings a wide variety of experience to RiverWalk in preaching and teaching, management, human resources, mentoring, health care, geriatric service, and public service. He shares his insights on his personal blog at hubblefan.blogspot.com as well as this website.
|Eric Manlove has been a member of RiverWalk/Central/Cleveland Ave. Church of Christ his entire life. (Check out our History.) After graduating from Wichita North High, Eric attended and graduated from Harding University in 1976 with a B.A. in Theatre. He has been worship leader for our congregation since 1977 and became the Children’s Minister in 1998.Eric is married to Melody, a Certified Interpreter for the Deaf. Melody works with our Deaf Ministry. They have three children: Abe, who is married to Sally; Adam; and Ethan. They have also been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters, Leighton and Kennedy. All of the family is active in various ministries at RiverWalk Church. Among other things, Melody signs for the deaf members during worship assemblies and class, teaches Bible classes periodically and serves as a correspondent for Christ’s Prison Fellowship.Eric is active in the community through his volunteer work with the Wichita school system, Cub Scouts and various neighborhood activities. Eric, Ethan and Melody are active in Big Brothers / Big Sisters (BBBS) in Wichita. Eric loves to sing and has been a member of the Wichita Chamber Chorale and currently sings with the Wichita Broadway Singers, along with Melody, Abe, Sally and Adam. Eric leads the Praise Team at assemblies, which often includes Melody, Abe, Sally and Adam.