Mark Matson

Interim Minister

Dr. Matson began serving our congregation in September 2018.  He is the Associate Professor of Bible at Milligan College.  He has decades of experience teaching, writing, and working with churches.  Mark preaches most Sundays, leads our Adult Wednesday Night Bible Study class, and works with the Elders to shepherd the congregation.


Email:  MMatson@milligan.edu

Derek Woodward

Associate & Youth Pastor

Derek came to East River Park in October 2008.  He has over 13 years of youth ministry experience.  Derek has a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University (2006).  He is married to his lovely wife Nataly and together they have one son.  Derek enjoys coffee, reading, and family time. 


Email:  Derek@eastriverpark.church

Bo McGee

Worship Director

Bo and his family joined East River Park in 2009.  He has a tremendous passion for worship and loves leading our congregation in praise.  Bo is married to his wife Kylie and together they have three daughters.  In his free time, Bo likes to cheer for his daughters on the basketball court, play guitar, and spend time with friends.


Email:  Bo@eastriverpark.church   

Kirk Wright

Children's Director

Kirk is a full-time student at Milligan and is working hard to earn a ministry degree.  He is from Elizabethton and graduated from our own youth ministry a few years ago.  Kirk loves people and is passionate about helping people, especially kids, grow in their faith.  In his free time Kirk likes to hang out with friends, play video games, and spend time with his fiance Kendra.


Email:  Coming Soon

Haley Noe

Office Administrator

Haley is an Elizabethton native.  She joined our team in July 2014.  She studied at East Tennessee State University and is our office ninja.  Haley is married to her husband Josh and together they have one son named Wilson. In her free time, Haley enjoys singing, playing with Wilson, and spending time with close friends.


Email:  Haley@eastriverpark.church