Gary w. spangler

Executive Director | 


Gary is responsible for the overall management of the ministry. A long-time member of the board of directors, Gary is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the Okolona Christian Church where his father was pastor for 18 years. Gary is an ordained minister and has been an elder at the McDonough Christian Church in McDonough, Georgia. His background is in the airline industry. He has over 30 years of business experience and has always been involved in the Christian Church as a worship leader, choir director or teacher. Gary was the lead singer for the Peachland Quarter for 20 years. Gary and his wife Becky continue to be excited as this ministry grows and many people are served. Gary is available for speaking and singing engagements.

Rhonna S. McBride

Director of Residential Services |


In August of 1989, Rhonna was hired by the as a part-time resident manager and has worked her way up to the position of Director of Residential Services of the Riverwood Campus. Before coming to Riverwood, Rhonna attended Johnson University where she became involved in the Disability Ministry program. The residents of Riverwood refer to her as “Momma Rhonna” or "the other mother."


Rhonna speaks on behalf of CCDM to women’s church gatherings, church camps, disability classes at Johnson University and the Maryville High School disability awareness program. She has also been consulted by the City of Louisville, Tennessee, pertaining to the American Disability Act, and she has written articles for CCDM. 

ryan wolfe

Director of Program Development |


It is Ryan's passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan comes to CCDM with 15 years of ministry experience. He previously worked at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio as their full-time Disability Pastor. He also worked as a Church Consultant for Key Ministry. Ryan is an ordained Pastor. Micah 6:8 and Proverbs 31:8 best describe Ryan's commitment to life and ministry. He is available for speaking, training, and consultation.