Rev Rich Reimer – Lead Pastor

Serving since March 1, 1996 – A graduate of Westmont College with a B.A. Degree in Religious Studies and Fuller Seminary with a Masters of Divinity Degree. Ordained in 1982 by First Baptist Church of Pasadena, CA.

Married to Cindy since 1977 with three grown children and six grandchildren. Hobbies include gardening, fixing broken stuff, all around handyman guy. Recently began guitar lessons…loves music! Favorite theologian is N.T. Wright. His life purpose in two words: “Loving Service”.

Spiritual Gifting: Pastor/Teacher and Helper. Pastor volunteers at Deterding Elementary School. He also meets monthly with Carmichael Pastors for prayer and unity projects.

Svitlana Kovalev – Children’s Ministries Director

Svitlana was born in Ukraine and came to the US several years ago. Since joining her husband at ARCC, she has demonstrated leadership and artistic gifts with the Children’s Ministry as a volunteer and staff member. Previously Svitlana served her church in the Ukraine teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and leading art, drama, & sports in summer camp.

She and her husband Dmitriy look forward to adopting a foster child.



Mary Brais – Administrative Assistant

Mary has been the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Rich since 2008, but has been a member of American River Community Church since 2000. She currently volunteeris at the church and Carmichael Chamber of Commerce.

In Mary’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her granddaughters, cooking & entertaining and when the weather is pleasant, gardening. Mary and her husband Dave enjoy the antics of their rescue dog, Henry.



Karen Brock – Graphic Artist