Adam Kareus is a Pastor of River Valley. He has been 'from' Ft. Smith since he was 2. He has three older brothers and they say, "A Kareus is never wrong." Guess that makes for some interesting Thanksgiving conversations!
Adam and Kacee have been married since 2010 and their first child, Titus, was born Sept. 3rd, 2012 and their daughter was born Feb. 20th, 2017. Kacee is a teacher in Fort Smith.
Adam enjoys all things outdoors, cycles a bit, and is an avid reader. He enjoys pizza and BBQ.
Adam has a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University and a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He ministered to youth with YoungLife for seven years and served as an associate pastor for 2 1/2 years before coming to River Valley.
His passions in ministry are building solid relationships and studying the Bible. His focus at River Valley will include building 'community' within the church, Small Groups leadership development and support, and sharing the preaching responsibilties and pastoral care of our people alongside Phillip and other River Valley leaders.
Adam is also the primary lead for the Youth Ministry, so if you have any questions concerning youth please direct them his way.