We are Riverview Church

Who We Are

Riverview Church is a large, contemporary, multi-cultural and multi-generational community of Jesus-followers. We are a faith-family of thousands of people from all over Perth who have discovered what it means to truly live.

We exist to love God with all that we have and all that we are, and love each other the way He loved us. We do that better together and regardless of where you are on the faith journey, you belong here!

What We Value

PURPOSE We live to know God and make Him known.’
The purpose of God for our lives is most clearly revealed in the Great Commandment (to love God with all that we have and all that we are and others as ourselves) and the Great Commission (to go into all the world and announce the good news that Jesus is alive and Jesus is Lord).  

PEOPLE  ‘We serve God by loving others.'
People hold a special place in the heart of God and serve a unique purpose in the world. Each one is made in God’s image and likeness and deserves love and respect. We want to see all people, particularly the marginalised and vulnerable, connected, equipped and inspired to fulfil their potential and serve their God-given purpose on earth.

PASSION ‘We love God with enthusiasm and joy.’
This motivates us to bring the best that we can to everything we do. Our level of effectiveness in serving God and loving others is raised by the level of enthusiasm with which we do it. Wholehearted obedience to God is therefore the best way to express our love for God.

POWER  ‘We depend on the Spirit of God.’
The supernatural power of the Holy Spirit enables us to be what God has called us to be and do what God has called us to do. This manifests as both ‘gifts’ (abilities) and ‘fruit’ (Christ-like character) that serve as evidence of God’s transforming work in and through our lives.

PURITY  ‘We represent Jesus best in this world by living exemplary lives.'
Lives of love, service and character that reflect the values and ethics of the Kingdom of God are necessary for being an effective Kingdom representative and gospel communicator. Our presence in the world should improve and preserve the communities to which we belong.

Leadership Team


Tim, the Senior Minister of Riverview Church has been on staff since January 2008. He’s married to Liezl and they have two children, Nathan and Rachael. Tim loves leading and communicating for change and has a passion for Christian environmental ethics and how faith informs our care for the planet. He’s a passionate wildlife photographer, formidable poker player and enjoys all forms of Lindt chocolate.


Liezl has been on staff at Riverview since 2008 and has occupied a variety of roles within the Corporate Ministry Area, currently serving as the Executive Minister. She loves providing strategic insight and organisational leadership to the church. She is a loving mother of two children, Nathan and Rachael and enjoys walks in nature, reading, movies and travel.


Zac is the point leader for Creative at Riverview providing vision, leadership and strategy for all Creative teams. He has a double bachelor of Music (Jazz) and Education, and is currently engaged in post-graduate theological study. He and his family felt called by God to relocate to Perth in 2005 and they have been a part of the Riverview family ever since. Zac loves coffee, cycling, and spending time with his beautiful wife Clare and his two boys – Judah and Felix.


Beau has been part of the Riverview family from 2006 and on staff since 2012, and serves as the Joondalup Campus Pastor. Beau believes the Kingdom of God is for all and loves how Riverview reflects that reality. Any spare time is spent with his wife and three kids having fun, laughing lots and creating memories.


Ryan leads the Generations team, providing leadership and strategy for Riverview Youth, Young Adults and Kids. Part of the Riverview family for over 13 years, he has a bachelor’s degree in Communications (ECU), and is completing post-graduate Theology studies with Regent College (Vancouver, CA). Ryan is passionate about the Word of God and seeing young people encounter Jesus. He enjoys time with his fiance, drinking coffee, reading and is an avid Liverpool FC fan.


Riverview Church Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated association under the leadership and oversight of the Riverview Board. The Board provides governance, ensures that the Senior Minister and the Leadership Team have a clear vision for the church, and oversees the legal and financial aspects of ministry in accordance with the constitution.

The current Riverview Board Members are:

Mal Cooke
Mal is a lawyer and assisted the board as an adviser from the middle of last year to respond to the financial challenges and to complete the senior minister recruitment process. He is also the chair of Shenton College board.
Mal is married to Jen and they have two daughters in high school. They host a Connect Group, and regularly serve in the Connect area on Sunday nights.

Dee May Ong
Dee May is a Chartered Accountant with over ten years experience in a Big 4 firm specialising in taxation. She recently completed an Emerging Leaders in Governance Program focusing on the practical aspects of governance and the role and responsibilities of a Director in the not-for-profit sector. She has been attending Riverview regularly the last seven years and volunteers in Riverview Kids.

Hendrik Snyman
Hendrik has thirty years of oil and gas industry experience spanning the full breadth of operations and projects, including operations integrity, development planning, and the delivery of major capital projects. Most recently Hendrik served as the Senior Vice President of performance excellence at Woodside Energy. Hendrik has also run his own consulting company in the field of contract management and project services employing over 400 consulting staff.

Deane Gilmour
Deane has been part of the Riverview family for over fourteen years. He has a background in merchant banking and finance, currently runs his own business, and teaches in three prisons during the week. For the past seven years Deane has actively participated in two weekly prayer groups as he is passionate about prayer believing it to be a key foundation to the health and growth of both our church and city family.

Stephanie Lee
Stephanie Lee is a strategy and operations manager at Deloitte. She is a strategist and innovator, solving complex problems for her clients, ranging from automation, to cost reduction and creating high performing teams. She also manages the graduate recruitment portfolio for Deloitte Consulting, securing the next generation of leaders. Steph has called Riverview home for the past fifteen years, and volunteered for many years in Riverview Kids.

Michael Pailthorpe
Michael was recently appointed as the National Director of Sports Chaplaincy Australia. He is a West Australian who has extensive management experience in the Australian not-for-profit and commercial sectors, having served as CEO of Habitat for Humanity Australia and Variety WA as well as being a former NSW State Manager for World Vision Australia. He is passionate about sports ministry and is married to Jodi and they have four children.

Board Members receive no income from the association unless employed in a salaried position. The organisation is audited each year by Anderson Munro & Wyllie, and audited financial statements are available to our Riverview community on request.