Staff Bios


Shane NeaceAdministrator

Meg Plummer – Principal

Meg Plummer is from Galion, Ohio and a 2011 graduate of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. While in college, Meg encountered the crazy love of Jesus Christ and decided that her life was going to be about something bigger than herself. She graduated with an Education degree in Integrated Social Studies and planned on teaching abroad or in an inner city school system. After many unexpected rejection letters, Meg found herself on a road trip to Kentucky for an impromptu interview. While exploring Breathitt County, it was obvious that Jesus had something big in store for her in Eastern Kentucky. Since being at Riverside, Meg has grown to love the area and is excited to see how the Lord will continue to move! 2017-18 Meg is in her seventh year at Riverside and is also serving as Principal for grades K-12.




Stephanie Gibson – 1st and 2nd grade

Born in Arizona, Stephanie and her family have lived in Hazard, KY since she was 13.  She attended Rosedale Bible College, receiving an A.A. in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Education.  She then enrolled at Alice Lloyd College, earning a B.A. in English with a History minor.  Her work study assignment at Alice Lloyd for three years was in the daycare center on campus, working with ages 6 weeks to 5 years.  She also spent three summers tutoring reading at Hindman Settlement School.  She loves watching children learn and seeing it “click” for them when they grasp a concept for the first time.  She loves reading and creative writing and anything that gets her into the outdoors!


Alex Johnson – 3rd & 4th

Rachel Fisher – 5th & 6th

Becky Baker – Physical Education

Becky Baker first came to Riverside as an elementary teacher in 1971 with a desire to serve God in full-time Christian ministry. When her job required her to teach physical education and coach basketball, she resumed her education in physical education. Eventually, her love of exercise physiology led her to leave Riverside in 1981 to pursue a graduate degree in exercise science, but God graciously brought her back 20 years later. Since her return, she has served as an elementary teacher, physical educator, photographer, computer teacher, and more. She loves Riverside and feels fortunate to be working with such a  faithful, faith-filled, encouraging group of Christian servants. Some of her favorite things to do in her spare time are playing tennis, gardening, and spending time with her two dogs.


High School & Jr. High

Mack Asher-

Alex Byrd – 

Lindsay Foster – Lindsay grew up in Albany, Kentucky and graduated from Morehead State University with major in History and minor in English. Before coming to Riverside, she was a substitute teacher for the Clinton County School District, where she graduated from high school in 2004. Lindsay has a passion for Colonial and Revolutionary American studies as well as 20th Century European history. This is her first year at Riverside, where she teaches several social studies classes as well as science. Lindsay is a devout lover of Christ who enjoys being involved in several ministries, including music, youth/teenage ministries, and conducting several Bible studies. At home in Albany, she attends Albany United Church of the Nazarene. She also enjoys attending Solid Rock Fellowship in Hazard. She continues to study the Bible regularly and chooses Romans 5:8 and Romans 8:38-39 as her two favorite Scriptures. Lindsay is a musician and leads the chapel worship team at Riverside.

Nancy Hostetler – Nancy grew up in Ohio and received a B.A. degree with an English major from Ashland College. Doran, her fiance at that time, fell in love with Riverside and the couple  went forward together for full-time Christian service, were married, and came to Riverside to stay. Although Nancy had gone to church all her life, it was Doran who really helped her come to know Jesus as her personal savior. Nancy has been teaching high school English for over 50 years here. She has also taught journalism, speech, French drama and Bible. This year her primary responsibilities include writing PR updates for the local newspaper, writing and editing for The Beacon, Riverside’s newspaper and working on a second volume of Riverside’s history (the last 50 years). Nancy says joyfully she would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Jen Huber – Jen came to us from Atmore, Alabama, where she had taught in a small Christian school for eight years.  She is a 2010 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  She has her B.S. in Education with minors in Psychology and Christian Counseling.  She is now in her third year of teaching here at Riverside.  This year Jen is teaching junior high/high school math classes as well as Spanish I and Home Economics as well as leading the Student Council.  After serving at Bethel Camp for several summers and talking with different people connected with Riverside, Jen felt God calling her to teach here at Riverside.  She thoroughly enjoys living in the mountains of Kentucky and living in community at Riverside.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crocheting, and cheering for Alabama football.

Marcia Thompson – Marcia graduated from Gordon College with a B.A. in Biology and from Pace University/New York Medical College Graduate School of Nursing with an M.S.N.  After spending 25 years in the nursing profession, she felt that God was providing an opportunity for a career change, and she joined the Riverside staff in 2000. Marcia currently teaches middle and high school Bible classes. She enjoys spending time with her animals including 2 dogs and 1 horse and 3 barn cats. Marcia truly has a passion for teaching and seeing spiritual growth in her students.

James White – 


Support Staff

Connie Baker – Business Office

Leigh Ann CombsRiverside Mall

Darren Fisher – Maintenance 

Kendra Fisher – Kitchen Staff

Kimberly Fugate – Office Secretary

Brenda McGuinLibrary