Beyond Church Doors

At Rivanna, we are committed to loving the world around us whether this be serving oversees, serving in the local Charlottesville area, or simply being a light in our jobs, neighborhoods, or family. Check out what Rivanna is doing to love the world around us…

Active Missionaries

Larochelle Family

Patrick and Anna LaRochelle serve in Nyankunde, Democratic Republic of Congo along with their children Luke, Miriam, and Isaiah. 

Joe Nelson

Young Life's mission is "to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith." In the Charlottesville area, my role as Area Director is to supervise, sustain, and grow our fourteen different ministries that reach young people with the news of Christ. We have Young Life actively present in six local high schools, five middle schools, at UVA, and offer unique programs called Capernaum (for students with disabilities) and YoungLives (for pregnant teens and teen moms). We have five staff members, over 60 volunteers, and know just over 2,000 students by name in the communities that we serve. My wife Becca also volunteers with Young Life and we get to work alongside one another at Henley Middle School, and have loved sharing Christ and our lives with students there. We are so thankful for Rivanna and others like you who have supported us so generously personally, in prayer, financially, and more. We are grateful!

Lyn Myers

Hello, My name is Lyn Myers, and many of you know me from growing up in the church network. I have been working with UrbanPromise Wilmington for the past 3 years and have been directing an After School Program and Summer called Camp Promise. Camp Promise works with youth and families in the city to build community, support families, to seek transformation in Wilmington, and pursue full life for everyone we interact with. Our ministry mainly focuses on providing a free safe space for kids to gather after school, providing meals to youth, offering biblical teaching, and seeking justice in education. We take part in UrbanPromise's Street leader program which is a job training program for local teens; I have the privilege of supervising 6 teens from my neighborhood who are role models for our campers. During the school year Camp Promise serves up to 30 kids and in the summer we serve up to 80 kids. It is a joy to run this program and partner with RCC to serve. Thank you for your support!


There is a great need for the gospel to be shared in South East Asia. Beth is working to bring the gospel to a city that has around 10 million people. Less than 2% of these people have a relationship with God.  Beth is a part of a team in South East Asia whose mission is to win the lost, disciple believers, and start churches. Often she can be found helping friends with English, studying Bible stories in a coffee shop and answering questions they have about who Jesus is. She also walks alongside those who already believe and help them gain confidence to share their faith with the people around them. Her team then works to help these new believers form a house church together, so they can worship freely. God is at work and is building his Kingdom is Sout East Asia.

Missions We Support


Betel International
Vwazen Nou


Center For Christian Study
International Students, Inc
Thrive Women's Women's Healthcare
Young Life