Mary Anne Self // Middle School Ministry Director  Teays Valley

Mary Anne is the Middle School Director at River Ridge Church. She loves Student Ministry because middle and high school are some of the most transformative years of a person’s life. She believes its important for students to know that they have people who will walk alongside them and a God who never gives up on them.

Before joining the River Ridge team, Mary Anne worked at her home church in the Florida Keys as the Student Ministry Director and a part time Bible teacher. She also lived and worked in Ohio for 7 years. (Go Cavs!) 

Mary Anne graduated from Malone University (Canton, Ohio) in 2015 with a BA in Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, and Sports Ministry.


She is excited about the energy and sense of community at River Ridge. The people that she has met are excited about being part of the River Ridge family and sharing the gospel with those in the community, locally and globally.

When she's not working Mary Anne likes to get outside with her dog Beckley. She enjoys hiking and kayaking. She enjoys house projects and trying to figure out how to use power tools. She can't play an instrument, but loves listening to records and going to concerts. She likes cooking and eating food with friends. 

You can email Mary Anne at

Dylan Frercks // Director of Student Ministry Charleston

Dylan is the Student Ministry Director at River Ridge Charleston. He oversees both middle school and high school ministries at our Charleston campus.

In high school, Dylan felt called to student ministry and decided to pursue that calling. Dylan earned his B.S. in Religion from Liberty University. Towards the end of college, Dylan began serving with Young Life in Kanawha County and accepted a job at his home church doing student ministry. In 2017 Dylan felt God calling his family to River Ridge Church and accepted a full time staff position.

Dylan is married and his wife Elizabeth works as an accountant while also serving as a volunteer in middle school ministry at River Ridge Church and with Wyldlife at Elkview Middle School. 

In his free time Dylan enjoys video games, spending time with his family, playing music, and cooking. 


You can email Dylan at


Louie DeGeorge // Student Ministry Director  Teays Valley

Louie is the Student Ministry Director at River Ridge. He oversees both Middle School and High School ministries for students in Teays Valley.

Louie loves to spend time with students and invest in their lives during possibly their most impressionable time.

Louie is from Canton, OH and earned his Bachelors in Youth Ministry from Malone University. He has worked in a variety of jobs during his college days. He was also a Young Life leader in the Canton area.

Louie and his wife Dana fell in love with River Ridge and decided to relocate and accept the position. The relocation also created an opportunity for Dana to attend PA school locally. Dana now works as a PA at CAMC in the ER.

Louie enjoys photography, board games, and playing guitar. He has a moderately unhealthy obsession with video games, board games, and all-things Star Wars. He has also invested way too many hours into Destiny 2 on PSN. He's a huge Bruins (thats a hockey team... hockey is a sport.) and Red Sox fan.

You can email Louie at