Riverside Community Church - 45 Charles Street Kaiapoi - Tel: 03 327 6917


Oversight Team


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Jon & Rachel Hales

We’ve been married since October 2002 and have 4 amazing children - Isaac, Paris, Mathis and Ruby.  We both love a decent coffee, long walks on the beach, watching rugby (Jon) and having great holidays.

We were assistant pastors in New Plymouth for 11 years before sensing the call to Kaiapoi in March of 2013. 

Our heart is to go after the lost, see people truly saved and help them to find healing and wholeness.  We love to see people find where they fit in the body of Christ, discover the joy of serving and come through to maturity.  We value the presence of God and seeing his gifts operating in the body of Christ.

Riverside is called to help people follow Jesus and impact communities. 


The Elders are a team who assist the Pastors in the leadership and oversight of the church. The Elders are Tim Miller, Barry Reed, Rob Harnett and Jon Hales.


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Tim Miller

Kia ora! I have been married to Elizabeth since 2000.  We have been blessed with four wonderful children.

I have been an elder at Riverside Community Church since 2010.  I am employed as a manager while my wife is a teacher who home-schools three of our four younger children.  We live on a lifestyle block near Amberley and our family is passionate about North Canterbury.  We love God and His Word and with God’s grace we want our children to have a real faith of their own.  I am currently studying for a Diploma of Christian Leadership, which I am finding challenging and exhilarating at the same time.

‘As for me and my house we will serve the Lord’.
Josh 24:15

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Barry Reed

Jeannette and I have been a part of Riverside since it opened in 1989. In this time we have experienced amazing things and met amazing people. We run a small business in Christchurch, which has been running for 20 years.

Currently we are both involved in Riverside music and love seeing people lost in worship and seeking the Lord. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing people come to that place where they know their God and serve Him with a willing heart, no strings attached.

Our heart is to see Riverside as a light to the community, to see people changed by the power of God, and reach their God given potential.



Rob Harnett

I have been married to my lovely wife, Lynore, since 1990 who is our church Worship Director and employed as Manager for a Motel & Holiday Park.  We have two adult sons; Caleb, Manager of a Branch for a sign writing company in Tauranga and attends Curate Church, and Joel who is studying Architecture at Auckland University and attending Central Vineyard Church.  My desire is to see the house of the Lord flourish, be a safe warm and inviting place of worship, preaching of God’s Word and see lives changed by the power of the Holy Spirit and grow into full maturity in God.


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