Meet our Eldership Team

You’ll Be Glad You Did

Jenny Syme


I feel blessed and privileged to serve RVC as an elder. 


I have been part of the church community since shortly after its conception and have lived in the Yarra Valley for over thirty years.


I love God, His Word and His ways. 


I value the office of Eldership and working as a team to ensure the spiritual and physical well being of all members of the River Valley Church, encouraging them to grow and use their giftings and passions.


I also value engaging with this amazing community in many ways and sharing God's love and hope.

Gil & Cathie Cann


Gil & Cathie bring years of experience to our eldership and we value their wisdom and knowledge

Grant & Judy Morris


Grant and Judy come from a long history of Christian community. They bring a down-to-earth approach to all that they do within our community and we strongly value their dedication to our church vision.

Murray Patterson​


My wife Ann and l have lived in the Yarra Valley for eight years, the past few have been with RVC.

We love this part of the Valley and the community.

I became a Christian as a teenager and have had some challenging and exciting adventures in my

walk with Jesus. I was involved in youth work and adventure camping in N Z and after finishing my apprenticeship in carpentry

I attended a Bible school in Auckland. I then spent seven years in New Guinea and Fiji doing missionary work.

I then returned to NZ and qualified as a teacher .

In 1980 I migrated to Melbourne teaching as a TAFE and secondary school teacher, also working with disadvantaged youth and adventure camping.

Since retiring we have moved to the Yarra Valley.
I love the Bible and I’m constantly amazed by God’s love and desire to work in and through me.
I’m looking forward to being involved in R.V.C. and to be part of the eldership team.


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