Dave Greenhood, Senior Pastor

Dave Greenhood
Senior Pastor

Dave has been the senior pastor at Parkview Church since December 1994. His primary responsibilities are the weekend Biblical teaching and providing leadership to the church by working with our staff and Board of Elders. Together with them, he cast the core vision, values and identity for our church, which included a relocation from a downtown, historic facility to our new building, completed in May 2010. He has been married to Carol for 34 years.

Carol Greenhood
Administrative Assistant

Carol graduated Grace University with a major in Christian Education. She works in the Administrative Office and takes care of many daily tasks including responding to communications, scheduling and crafting the weekly bulletin.  Carol is Parkview’s Wedding Coordinator and is active in many other areas of church life!

Russ Ryherd, Pastor of Worship Ministries

Russ Ryherd
Pastor of Worship Ministries

Russ and Denise Ryherd met during their undergraduate studies at Sterling College in Kansas, and have two daughters, Zoe and Zeah. Russ has been on staff at Parkview since he graduated from Sangre de Christo Seminary in 2002. As Worship Pastor, his primary role is to develop a team to lead this body of believers into God’s presence where they can engage with God and their perspective on life can be realigned. With that goal in mind, Russ plans, leads, and oversees everything pertaining to music and flow in the worship services at Parkview. Russ enjoys writing music and released a CD entitled Hope Looks Ahead, available at

Terry Biers, Pastor of Student Ministries

Terry Biers
Pastor of Student Ministries

Terry attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago earning his B.A. in 2001 and M.A. in 2003. In 2004 he married his “missing rib,” Eva, and they now have four children, Noah, Evie, Samuel and Ezra. After serving in student ministry for five years down south (in Nebraska), the Biers family returned to their home church, Parkview. Terry’s driving passion in youth ministry is to see Christ overflow from the lives of students and families as they discover that true satisfaction and lasting joy are found in Jesus Christ alone.

Paul Shankle, Director of Connections

Paul Shankle
Director of Connections

As Director of Connections, Paul strives to help Parkview establish and maintain those “connections” that help visitors and regular attenders integrate into life at Parkview, both in relationships and in service.  In 2010, Paul retired after 20 years service in the Air Force and holds a Masters in Adult Education.  Prior to coming on staff at Parkview in July 2013, Paul and his wife, Jana, ministered for three years as lay staff in a church in a military community in Germany, particularly as an elder and as small group ministry leader.  Paul and Jana have two children, Mia and Jack.

Lauralee Holsing, Director of Education Ministries

Lauralee Holsing
Director of Education Ministries

Lauralee has served as the director of education ministries since September 2005. She oversees the programs and staffing for Sunday School, Children’s Church, AWANA, and other child- and adult educational endeavors of our church. Ever since feeling God’s call into ministry when she was a teenager, her life has been a long journey into full-time ministry. Of her life she’s said “God has used all of my previous experiences in preparing me for this position. With God, nothing is ever wasted!” Lauralee has three grown children, and four grandchildren.

Rachel Spies, Administrative Assistant

Rachel Spies
Administrative Assistant

Rachel and her husband, Aaron, were both born and raised in Watertown, South Dakota. She completed her Associate’s degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Leadership from Grace University. Rachel is currently working on her graduate degree with South Dakota State University.  Aaron is a mechanical engineering student at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Rachel’s duties in the Administrative Office include many of the ‘special projects’ such as designing unique publications and keeping our social media and websites updated.

Carrie Nielsen, Finance Administrator

Carrie Nielsen
Finance Administrator

Carrie grew up attending Parkview (“First Evangelical Free Church” back in the day!) and came on as part-time staff in August of 2002. She and her husband, Shaun, have 3 girls and are involved in various ministries at Parkview. She handles the administrative details of the church finances, which includes tracking of all contributions, paying all bills, and maintaining the bookkeeping records for the Deacon Ministry Team.

Ron & Roberta Witt, Custodian

Ron & Roberta Witt

Ron and Roberta Witt both grew up in the Chicago area and are die-hard Bears and Cubs fans. They, along with their children, Natasha and Luke, moved to Rapid City in 2010. Ron was an electrician in Chicago and now works at Regional Health in the Materials Management department. Roberta graduated from both Moody Bible Institute and Biola University and spent years as a Human Resources manager before transitioning to the education field. She now works as an educator for the Rapid City School district. In their spare time Ron remodels their home and Roberta is an avid runner. Ron and Roberta are responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of the facility.