Pittwater Uniting Church



Rev. Steve Everist has a passion for prayer and the healing work of within God’s people’s lives; and works within these areas at PUC. He is all about Jesus; loves his wife, Deb, has three children, Kim (married to Andrew), Tim (married to Becky) and Jesse, and an awesome grandson, Josiah; and, of course, is a life-long St George/Illawarra Dragons fan.

Rev. Paul Simpson is a passionate young minister with a love for God and his people. He has a great love for the youth and young people and loves pastoring the next generation of leaders in the church. He loves all things games, including sport, card games, board games and computer games. He is married to his lovely wife Amy and together they have a smiley son, Wesley.


Pastor Ric Bollen has been involved in ministry on the Northern Beaches for over 20 years. He brings incredible wisdom and joy to all those he connects with. He has a particular focus on PUC’s Life Group ministry as well as running the Alpha Course. Ric is married to Lorraine, and is a proud father and grandfather. He also is a mad Manly Sea Eagles supporter.

Children and Families Worker

Glenda Downie has been a member of PUC since 2010. In 2016 Glenda became our Children’s and Family Worker after changing careers from Local Government. This role is much more suited to Glenda’s enthusiastic persona and love for showing young people God’s love in fun and exciting ways. Glenda loves all things snow/winter related and is a mad Sydney FC (Cove) supporter with her husband Brett.

Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team is responsible for casting the vision of the church and implementing policy and forward planning on behalf of the church as a whole. The team’s initiatives are anchored firmly in being a fruitful church, seeking to affirm discipleship and encourage personal, worshipful growth in Christ. Elected by church members to execute decision-making on their behalf, the members of the Senior Leadership Team rely on the prayerful support and cooperation of each member of the church.