J. Aaron White, Senior Pastor

J. Aaron White was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida until moving to Minnesota at the age of fifteen. In his own words, "Jesus sought me, found me, broke me, and saved me during my senior year of college . . . and I am forever grateful."

Aaron completed his Masters of Theological Studies (Columbia Evangelical Seminary) in 2013 and has served as a Worship Director, Family Ministries Pastor, and Associate Pastor with an Evangelical Free Church in Minnesota.

A call was extended for him to serve as the Senior Pastor of River Hills Community Church in the fall of 2015. Pastor Aaron, his wife Tanya, and their four children (Bella, Gabe, Ben, and Asher) now reside in Janesville, Wisconsin where Aaron continues to blog, write, and pursue his Master of Divinity (Reformed Baptist Seminary) while serving the flock of God at River Hills.

Aaron is the author of five books:

The Gospel of Our Grandfathers: Preserving the Good News for Future Generations

When Shadows Fall: The Grieving Saint and the Granite Promises of Romans 8

Scandalous: Recovering the Gospel That Makes Sinners Blush

The King's Mission: A Daily Advent Devotional

Paul's Big Letter: A Kid-Friendly Version Journey Through Paul's Letter to the Romans


Steve Krug, Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Pastor Steve Krug joined us in July of 2009 as our first full-time staff addition. Steve and his wife Whitney have twin daughters (Hannah and Kaitlyn) and a son (Isaac). Steve completed his seminary education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL in 2001. Following seminary Steve served as a church planting apprentice and then as an elder, deacon, teacher and worship team leader at Our Savior Evangelical Free Church in Wheeling, IL.

As the associate pastor of discipleship, Steve is responsible to design, develop, coordinate and lead all the programs, curriculums and personnel that will ensure that we give every person 13 years old and up who is associated with River Hills accessible, intergenerational opportunities to grow in their knowledge and application of the Bible, theology and Christian practice for the glory of God and their eternal joy (Col. 1:29, Eph. 1:13 & 2 Timothy 3:17).