Riverside is led by a ministry team, supported by a leadership team.
Currently in vacancy
The future minister will share the ministry of Riverside Church with a mission responsibility for the East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church.
In the absence of a minister, the Ministry Team colleague is currently leading the church as Senior Leader.
Peter Harding was ordained as an Anglican Priest in 1979, and was formerly the Senior Leader at Sleaford Community Church until Riverside was formed. He retired as Head of English at Carre's Grammar School, having worked in education for over 30 years, as a teacher and as a School Improvement Inspector. Peter is married to Margaret, and they have three adult children and nine young grandchildren.
Jem is a Chartered Secretary and works as the Finance Director across 2 of the secondary schools in the town. Formerly an Army Officer, he is married to Tina and they have 3 sons.
Dr Brian Coaker
Brian is a consulting engineer, having held management positions with a major electronics manufacturing company.
He is married to Gwyn and they have two children.
Dominique is our Youth & Children's Leader. She is married and has two children. She is supported by leaders of our Girls' & Boys' Brigades in those ministries, but also oversees the other youth and children's work
Jack is a former police officer and builder, and a graduate of Moorlands Bible College. He is married to Sue.
Sue completed her studies at Moorlands Bible College. She and Jack have three adult children and several grandchildren.