Introducing our new senior minister
David Rietveld is currently the Senior Pastor at New Peninsula Baptist Church – a larger Baptist Church south east of Melbourne. Before that David was the Rector of Wellspring Anglican Church in Hobart, Tasmania. Before that an Associate Minister, and the Youth and Young Adults Minister at Figtree Anglican. David was ordained in Sydney, and trained at Moore College.
David is an experienced Rector, who has led churches through seasons of growth, congregation planting, mergers, property redevelopment, and refreshment. His strongest giftings lie in preaching, leading teams, understanding cultural trends, and developing ministry strategies that fit.
David is married to Marianne, and they have four children. Wesley (23) and Phoebe (22) (married to Matthew) will remain in Melbourne. Eden (20) already lives in Wollongong. Jael (18) will move with her parents to Dapto, and attend UoW with her sister. David and Marianne would appreciate your prayers for their children as they transition into the new changes.
Marianne is currently the Nurse Educator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monash Children’s Hospital.
In their recreational time, David enjoys soccer and tennis; Marianne enjoys gardening and cooking; and together they enjoy bush walking and hospitality.
“Marianne and I are looking forward to moving back to the Illawarra. We have heard great things about Dapto Anglican. We are excited to be joining you for this this next season of ministry and life together serving God."
David will commence in May.