Staff & Leaders 



Dave Rankin has been minister at Riverside since summer 2014. Prior to coming to Perth he was a minister in Edinburgh.  His long suffering family also play a large part in the life of the Riverside family. Whenever possible he’s out taking photographs or watching movies. He currently blogs at

Dave heads up the teaching and pastoral care, chairs the leadership team and leads the staff team.

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Community Development Worker 


Jane Picton Smith has recently joined the team at Riverside. Jane has responsibility
for developing our facilities into a community hub, providing a cafe and a varied programme of community activities and initiatives. Jane’s background includes community education and working in the charitable sector. She is also a writer and teaches creative writing, so hopefully in time she will provide a better biography than the present author.


Youth Worker

Malcolm Winch became a Christian through coming to Riverside and soon felt called to ministry. He graduated from the former International Christian College which also involved working in Perth’s Tulloch area. He was also part of the sidewalk project in the Muirton area and Perth City centre. He’s been working at Riverside since Nov 2014 and is developing some exciting new ministries.  He’s never happier than when floating along in his kayak.

Malcolm leads our project supporting young people in education through one to one mentoring, group mentoring and work experience.


Church Administrator


Lynn Kendal has been a member of Riverside for years but more recently accepted the job of bringing some order to the office.  This thankless task means that she is seldom seen without an energy drink nearby.  When not in the office Lynn is often found pondering the meaning of life, expressing her considerable creative talents, or practising with her imaginary lightsaber as above.

Lynn is the person to speak to about our facilities and the day to day running of the church.

tel. 01738 622 341

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Anne Stott has recently joined the team at Riverside with the remit to serve the new community at Bertha Park.  She comes with extensive experience in education and is an Ordained Local Minister.

You can read more about Perth Presbytery’s work at Bertha Park here or connect with Anne on Facebook.

Riverside Leadership Team

  • Mary Christie
  • Martine Clyne
  • Keith Fleming
  • Steve Mackay (session clerk)
  • Gwyneth Marshall
  • Dave Rankin