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Meet The Thrive Leadership Team
James & Hien Banh
Founder & Lead Pastor
James is the Pastor at Thrive, he studied at the former Adelaide College of Ministries and Bible college of South Australia. He loves leading people to know God and be changed by the good news of what Jesus has done. When he's not hanging out with his wife Hien and two girls Olivia and Elowyn at the playground, he's reading books.
Hung Nguyen
Head Pastor of VECA
Pastor Hung has been serving as a senior pastor with VECA since 1994. He is passionate about everyday ordinary people coming to Christ and helping their spiritual life grow with the support of the community. When he is not being a dad to his four children, you'll find him catching up on the soccer highlights or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Kimberly Banh
Worship Director
Kimberly has a passion to see people transformed by the Word through song. Her next biggest passion is being transformed by KFC.
Robert Lam
Youth Leader & MC
Robert hopes Thrive Ministries is a place for people to be healed and transformed by God's loving grace. Robert enjoys food and sports.
Christian
Polychronis
Media Director
Christian loves photography and enjoys seeing how God uses us broken people to build his kingdom. When he isn't with his wife Anne, or daughter Lottie, he is deepening his affinity with carbohydrates.
Joanne Nguyen
Youth Group Coordinator
Joanne loves working with young people and has a passion to see them know Christ and grow in love for Him. She is also a fierce board game competitor.
Aaron Walters
Building Team Leader
Aaron is a handyman at heart and loves building His kingdom, literally. If he isn't at Bunnings he is on the soccer pitch.
Stanley Tran
PA Lead
Stanley and his team work to enhance every aspect of services through the use of video, sound, and lighting. His priority is the seamless running of each service so that everyone can focus solely on worship and learning the Word of God.
Anda Huynh
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Anda has a passion for working with children by seeing them grow and achieve their full potential. She enjoys walking her dog Yoshi down at the beach and has recently taken up an interest in hiking.
Jenny Tran
Coffee Extrodonaire
Jenny enjoys meeting and talking to new people. She loves to create an atmosphere where everyone can talk about Christ over a cup of coffee.
Esther Nguyen
Fundraising Coordinator
Esther is passionate about humanity and through travelling she is able to see the different unique people God has made in his image. Esther loves spending time with friends, cooking or
embarrassing herself on national television.
Joanne Lam
Small Groups Coordinator
Joanne is passionate about helping people grow in their relationship with others and God. She and her husband enjoy watching movies and cooking.