Ryde Baptist Church

RBC Staff

Brendan Handel

Lisa Pienaar mainly music Coordinator and Splash

It gives me great pleasure in announcing that Miss Lisa-Mari Pienaar will be coming on board from early 2018 for this role. This role will assume oversight of Mainly Music and help the teams run, and will run the Splash RBC Kids program alongside the other great kids ministry departments. Both of these ministry areas will sit under Pastor Annette’s oversight at this stage.

Lisa is from South Africa, but spent a number of blocks of time here visiting friends and being an active part of the church during her visits. Lisa has faithfully and diligently served every time that she has been here helping in various departments with whatever was required of her – in fact she didn’t just do what was required but served above and beyond that wherever she saw a need. Lisa will also be studying Early Childhood Education as part of her professional development.

I wanted to share with you part of the response from her two referees. From her current employer, “As Lisa-Mari’s supervisor I found her one of my most pleasant staff members. She is able to get along very well with her colleagues and I never experienced any conflict from her side. [We are] sad to have her resign but we wish her well with her future and we support her decision to further her studies.” And from her Pastoral reference, “Lisa-Mari was very faithful and diligent in serving in our Church… with a learning attitude and excellent spirit. She definitely has a tenacity about her to be committed and to press forward regardless – at Church as well at work. I always found Lisa-Mari an excellent student of the Word and living out her faith in society. I recommend Lisa-Mari for anything she endeavors – believing in her and blessing her! I only wish her the best.”

We are excited to have Lisa joining our church and our ministry staff in 2018.