MEET OUR PEOPLE
The Reach Church Team
Graeme and Amanda are the lead pastors of Reach Church Parramatta and Riverstone. Together they are passionate about the local church family and their heart is to raise many sons and daughters and release them into the plans that God has created them to fulfil. Ministering both globally and locally to many different ethnic communities, they have travelled to many nations to join with partners and co-laborers for the spread of the gospel message. They have 3 children, Jesse, Hannah and Billy.
Pastors Fredy and Lindani Chiriya
Fredy and Lindani Chiriya have been members of Reach Church since 2002, and serving in the pastoral team as ordained pastors from 2006. Together they minister as Associate Pastors at Reach Church Parramatta & Riverstone. Fredy preaches with passion and has a heart to see families come to know Christ and be transformed into His image. He is currently pursuing postgraduate study in Christian Ministry.
Reach Young Adults Leaders
Reach Young Adults is a gathering for young people 18 years and above. It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey with Jesus – you have a place here. Our goal is to foster a safe place for open and honest conversations; where young people are both challenged and encouraged to take up their mantle of being Christ followers in a world that may deem it counterculture to do so, and be discipled through the Word of God.
Reach Youth Leadership Team
Reach Youth is a gathering of high school aged teenagers, meeting weekly to have fun and seek God. Led by a team of committed Youth Leaders, the ministry focus is to REACH young people and see them grow in their relationship with Jesus. Together they enjoy regular youth meetings and youth camps. Reach Youth meets every Friday night, 7PM, at Reach Church Parramatta.
Reach Kids Leaders
Reach Kids is a fun-filled children’s ministry. Through music, stories and games we aim to lay a foundation from which all children will know what it means to walk with God and love Jesus. Reach Kids is committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment for children to encounter God. The Reach Kids Program runs from 10.30AM – 11.30AM on Sunday mornings. All our volunteers are screened for safe ministry and led by amazing leaders Aparna and Kim. We also have a creche that runs at the same time.
Compassion Without Action is Just Observation
Joshua and Emily Padiernos lead our global missions department. A couple whose hearts desire is to mobilise the church to wholly participate in the greatest command of Christ – to GO and PREACH the GOSPEL to all nations! For over 30 years, Reach Church has had a missional relationship with the church in the nation of The Philippines, and more recently in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Sending short term mission teams and regular financial support to release rural and remote pastors for the work of the ministry, along with project-based initiatives, are a continuing priority for us here at Reach Church.