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!
‘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).
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
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.
Angel leads the Corporate Area as the Business Operations Manager. Born in Singapore but having spent most of her adult life in Australia, she calls Perth home. With a strong business acumen, her expertise lies in improving efficiency and effectiveness of teams, organisational growth and strategic planning. Well-travelled, she’s visited over 40 cities and loves experiencing new adventures but her greatest love is coming home to her husband and baby boy who reminds her what fun is all about!
Andrew is a passionate leader and teacher with a blend of experience working in international and multicultural church environments. He serves as the Community Pastor and works alongside his team to create and maintain a variety of strategies that encourage community and connection at Riverview. Andrew enjoys family time, a round of golf, a swim in the ocean and a great BBQ backed up with good smooth jazz.
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. With a background in primary school teaching he leads our Generations area (Kids and Youth) and is also 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.
Alex leads our Justice Ministry Area, overseeing both Riverview Community Services and Riverview Children's Foundation. With 20 years of experience both in creative and pastoral ministry, she loves being a part of a church that prioritises those on the margins. Born and bred in WA, her heart is for the people of our city. Alex loves travelling, cooking delicious food and enjoys spending time with her two fur-kids Ollie and Orlando.
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:
John Sharpe: Retired Businessman (Chairman of the Riverview Board)
Stephen Kaufman: Retired Schoolteacher
Mal Cooke: Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Mark Turner: Retired Partner, Price Waterhouse & Coopers
Dee May Ong: Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
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.