The elders meet every 4-6 weeks to pray, discuss, and make decisions concerning the spiritual life of the church. 



Nick and grace turner became lead pastors of riverlife in November 2017. They have led a number of churches in the uk (where they are from) and after many years of student ministry,  together they started and led a missionary sending organisation called firelighters from 2000-2019. nick was a lawyer for thirty years and worship leader for much of this time. Grace is an international speaker and writer. 






Bob  and Lilo Kerr have been closely connected with RiverLife since 2011 and

Bob is currently the associate pastor of RiverLife. After spending 10 years  church planting in Central Asia, they then settled with their 2 kids here in Lilo's home country.  Both Bob and Lilo have the desire to see people's broken hearts healed through the transformational power of Christ's love for them. 


Jorum and Janiffer have been part of RiverLife since 2009 when they and their

two children migrated to Switzerland from Canada where they lived and worked

for six years. They both served the Lord for many years as part of the youth

ministry under the East African Revival Fellowship in Kenya, where the family

comes from.  Their passion is to see people come to a living relationship with

Christ in their everyday life. 

Administrative Board

  Sue Schweizer (President)                 Dirk Schneider                                Nadia Jamir                              Carson bay        



       Bob kerr                                                   Nick and Grace Turner                                                    Suneeta Dasari



 Mathias Gallardo is currently coordinating the Youth group. Prior coming to Bern, he was serving with the Christian youth in France through various associations. He came to Bern in March 2019 to work as a scientist at  the University of Bern. His desire is Being a disciple of Christ and helping others to be so.

Mathias Gallardo


Tim Stallard has been a part of Riverlife since spring 2019 and is currently serving as the worship leader. Coming from a swiss and american background he spent some time with YWAM and works as a social educator. His heart is for people to love God, love others and worship in Spirit and truth.


Tim Stallard