Meet the Staff

Rev. Dennis Ritchie, Pastor
Began service August 24, 2008.

Before coming to Bella Vista, Rev. Ritchie served the First Presbyterian Church in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Ruth Lawson, Administrative Assistant
I have worked in the church office since July, 2015. I assist the pastors, edit the weekly newsletter and prepare the worship bulletins.

Becky Morgan, Secretary
Becky came to us from the First Presbyterian Church of Rogers where she was office administrator for nine years. She started in May 2007.

Maureen Arigi, Accountant

Maureen and her husband have lived in Bella Vista for two years. She has two adult children who live in Arizona

Catt August, Custodial Care

George Pickell, Treasurer

Marti Tillman, Nursery Attendant

Burnis Leavens, Clerk of Session
I was appointed by the Session to be the Clerk of Session in 2007 following the death of my husband Neil. We moved to Bella Vista in 1988 from Michigan. I have served as an Elder and a Deacon.

Jim Prince, Web Master

Karen and I moved to Bella Vista in 2003. I served as a Elder in Ct.  I became Web Master in June, 2008