Riverside Church Exeter


Riverside Church requires a large team in order to serve the vision of the church. These are just some of the people involved in running various departments within the church.

Bible School

Riverside Bible School is for those wishing to develop their knowledge of the bible through in-depth study. The course is run by Dave Poulson and runs twice each year. If you would like to find out more please contact dave.poulson@riversideexeter.co.uk

Dave Poulson


We currently run children’s programs on Sundays during the 11am service and a weekly children’s club every Friday at 5pm. Our children’s pastor is Rosie Le Puill and if you would like to find out more please contact allstars@riversideexeter.co.uk

Rosie Le Puill


With many families in the church we host a series of programs designed to meet the needs of any family, these include parent and toddler groups, children and youth activities, sports days, day trips our and themed fun days as well as courses designed to improve your relationships as a family. We also offer one to one needs based appointments for those requiring personal advice. if you would like to find out more please contact rachel.richardson@riversideexeter.co.uk who will be able to advise your further.

International Community

We are seeing a growth and development in those attending the church from multi-national communities and we are developing a strategy and program which will help encourage the international community within Exeter. If you would like to find out more please contact aran.richardson@riversideexeter.co.uk


LifeGroups are central to our vision of loving people. They are small groups held every week in the community and held in our homes. LifeGroups are the place where we ‘do life together’; supporting each other, developing positive relationships and exploring God’s amazing truths through bible study and life experiences. Our vision is for all ‘Riversiders’ to be linked to a LifeGroup. If you would like to be connected to a LifeGroup please contact Rachel Richardson at rachel.richardson@riversideexeter.co.uk

Rachel Richardson

Marriage and Relationships

We are designed by God to live within the context of relationships and to help one another develop relationships that last a lifetime. When we go through good times it is a great idea to take the opportunity to strengthen our relationships even more by investing in marriage resources, and when we go through difficult times, please know that you are not alone and consider getting in touch with us – we’d love to hear from you, maybe we can help. For further information please contact Vic and Debbie Williams at pastoral@riversideexeter.co.uk

Vic & Debbie Williams


We aim to reach out to Christian Men and those who are yet to engage with the Christian faith by forging strong relationships between men in the church (and across age-groups) in order to help them to find their purpose in Christ, and to identify areas in which men would like to receive support and guidance through relational mentoring and support. For further information please email Mark Field or Ian Ballinger at men@riversideexeter.co.uk

Ian BallingerMark Field


Global mission is an important focus area for Riverside Church if you would like to discover more information or how you can be involved in one of the many mission trips organised by the church, please contact Dave Sumner, our Missions Co-ordinator, on missions@riversideexeter.co.uk

Dave Sumner

Over 50s

The Riverside family is varied in age and background, in order to meet the needs of the people who are connected with Riverside we are looking to provide meaningful connections and opportunities where people can feel safe, loved and can grow both together and in God. If you would like to discover more about the programs available for those over 50 please contact info@riversideexeter.co.uk

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care meets the needs of individuals, offering prayer support, a listening ear when required, and pointing people in the appropriate direction to engage with the church family and growth programs. Our pastoral care co-ordinator is Rachel Richardson if you would like to contact her please email rachel.richardson@riversideexeter.co.uk


Partnership is a covenant relationship between you and Riverside Church. For those people who have been coming along for a while, have been baptised and have made the decision to make Riverside their home church, partnership may be for you. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Partner please either complete a ‘Get Connected’ card in church or online or contact the pastoral care team by emailing pastoral@riversideexeter.co.uk


At Riverside we believe that prayer makes a real difference in our everyday lives, we have various prayer activities happening throughout the week including a dedicated pastoral prayer team which undertake a commitment to pray for every need within the church. If you would like prayer for anything at all please fill in our online Get Connected prayer card or alternatively contact rachel.richardson@riversideexeter.co.uk

Special Needs

Riverside Church has developed significant partnerships with various special needs groups, and with parents who have children with some form of special or additional needs, located within Exeter. Our facilities have been adapted towards developing a more inclusive strategy for the special/additional need community, including the installation of a sensory room & the formation of a special needs toddler group. Our special needs co-ordinator is Rosie Le Puill. If you would like to contact her please email allstars@riversideexeter.co.uk


Exeter is a City that has a significant student population from the University and Further Education College. Our students form a significant part of the Riverside family at both our 11am and 7pm services and our desire is to see them loved and supported throughout their time in Exeter. If you would like to find out more information please contact us at students@riversideexeter.co.uk


The Riverside Women’s Ministry looks to bring together the amazing and diverse group of women that are part of the Riverside family. They meet together both socially and spiritually, to share their heart and passion for God. Rachel Richardson co-ordinates the women’s ministry team. If you would like to contact her please email rachel.richardson@riversideexeter.co.uk


The vision for the team remains firstly to bring God the best in our own personal, passionate worship and to live a lifestyle that demonstrates the core values of Riverside. We aim to be a unified, inclusive, generational team leading God’s people into a prayer-fuelled, Spirit-led atmosphere of worship. Gareth and Hannah Jenkins lead the Worship Team and if you would like to become involved please email gareth@riversideexeter.co.uk

Gareth & Hannah

Young Adults

The 20s-30s ministry aims to build a community of young adults who are passionate for God and desire to make him known in the city and beyond. Our purpose is to connect and empower young adults to live a life of strength and influence, growing into all that God is calling them to be. Luandre and Amanda are our Young Adults Pastors please email them on luandre.vanwyk@riversideexeter.co.uk


It is our aim that every young person is given the opportunity to learn about God, to explore and develop their faith, and to put this faith into practice in a way that enables them to grow in relationship with Jesus. We try to build strong relationships with all the young people we work with, and to help them develop into their full potential as individuals, within the church, and in their relationship with God. Dave  Poulson is our Youth Pastor and if you would like to contact him please email dave.poulson@riversideexeter.co.uk

Dave Poulson