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Matt Geisinger

Senior Pastor

I surrendered my life to Jesus when I was 9 years old while at a Christian Summer Camp in California. I’ve been married to my amazing and beautiful wife Joyce, who is truly a gift from God, since 1995. God has blessed us with 3 Children: Alyssa (2000), Nathan (2003) and Luke (2006).
God called me into ministry while I was attending college. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of California San Diego in 1994. After graduation, I attended Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1998.
God called me first into hospital chaplaincy and then into pastoral ministry.
I have been serving as the Lead Pastor of Ridgeview Church since December of 2003. My passion in ministry is to help others come to know and love our LORD through the power of His Word. One of my life verses is John 8:31-32, "Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, 'If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.'”
I am the son of a coach and love just about every sport there is, especially basketball and football. When I have time for fun, I love to play sports, hike, fish, and travel.

Trey Chaney

Elder

I grew up in Royse City and went to work for Greenville Police Department in 1980, and later Rockwall PD in 1984. I met and married my wife, Janie, in 1982. We have been married for 37 years and have two children. Our daughter, Rachel, is a nurse, and she and her husband Jake have two sons - Warren and Jenkins. Our son, Preston, works for Chaney Paper, a company I have owned since 2000. I have been the elected Rockwall County Constable for Precinct 2 since 2012. Janie and I have been attending Ridgeview since 1990. Janie served with the worship team for over 20 years, and I taught 5th-6th grade boys for 5 years. I have served at Ridgeview as a Deacon and now as an Elder.

Jesse Dahmer

Elder

I grew up in Colorado, in a non-Christian home. I met my wife, Julie, in High School. I was saved during pre-marital counseling, but it took about 2 years to really understand what that meant. Julie and I moved to Texas in 2002 and settled in Royse City. We have been a part of Ridgeview Church since 2004. We have been married for 29 years, and we have 5 children (1 in heaven) and 4 grandkids.