Our Team

Matt and Jody Destry

Senior Pastors

Matt and Jody are leaders who love helping people find family, healing and purpose in life and in the Kingdom of God. Called by God to live vulnerably and open-heartedly, they love to share and communicate stories of change and transformation that inspire faith and action.

Matt is a communicator, an artist, and a storyteller with a passion to express both the beauty and pain found inside Jesus’ story. Jody is a mentor, coach and a speaker who loves to bring faith in Jesus to real, every day, practical application.

Matt and Jody have been married for 21 years and are passionate about helping others cultivate thriving marriages and families. They call the beautiful Yarra Valley home where they live with their 2 teenagers, Lucy and Finn. 

Beck Lambert

Executive Pastor

Working closely with Matt & Jody, Beck’s purview includes oversight of the various ministry expressions, financial processes, policy direction and implementation, and administrative processes across Discovery Church. Beck has long held a passion for bringing her skills and background in accounting to serve alongside her love for the church community. She also leads a lifegroup alongside her husband, Tim, and they have 3 kids who also call Discovery home; Jeremiah, Elijah & Caitlin.


Our team is passionate about raising up a generation that wholeheartedly seeks God and finds themselves in the bigger story God is writing.

Email the generations team here: generations@discoverychurch.com.au

Zeke Murley

Generations & Young Adults Pastor

Olivia McGrechan

Kids Pastor (0-5) & Young Families Pastor

Jacinta Lewis

Kids Pastor (P-4)

Tim Greenwood

Junior Youth Pastor

Tiani Greenwood

Youth Pastor


We help to point you in the right direction of discipleship, connection to community and areas of service.

The Discovery Church Information Centre is where you can find all the links to stepping into your bigger story in Jesus. You can explore all the places where you can belong in the life of the Discovery community, whatever age or stage you are in.

Email the compass team here: compass@discoverychurch.com.au

Mel Pors

Compass Pastor

Amanda Steele

Pastoral Care (Volunteer)


The Arts Dept at Discovery Church encompasses music, sound, lighting, production, video, art, design, backdrops, social media, online and all things digital. Our heart is to see people find a space to work out their God given creativity in the arts within a community to spur one another on to greater things.

We exist to help others see the story God is telling in new and fresh ways.

Email the Arts team here: arts@discoverychurch.com.au

Dan Hickingbotham

Creative Pastor

Olivia McDowell

Worship Pastor

Chelsey Bartholomeusz

Head of Production

Ryan Mangalon

Sound Engineer

Jo Carland

External Events Manager

Joel Hanna

Social Media Manager

Hospitality, Discovery Community Care & Discovery Op Shop

Hospitality is a space where we prepare a table for others and support the expression of a gathered community. This may be as a friendly face on our host team, serving in our cafe or supporting other ministries with service at events.

Email the Hospitality team here: hospitality@discoverychurch.com.au

Melissa Donovan

Hospitality Pastor

Kathi Saric

Neighbourhood Engagement Coordinator

Ces Thorp

External Events Manager


The Operations Team at Discovery Church are a group of people who work tirelessly behind the scenes each week. These details are often unseen but so important structurally to all that we do. Operations manages the many moving pieces that support and facilitate the ministry of our church as we find ourselves in the bigger story of the purposes of God.

Email the Operations team here: operations@discoverychurch.com.au

Ces Thorp

Operations Manager

Kyra Foster


Ady Sliwka Arena

Executive Assistant

Rachel King

Database Administrator

Graham King

Maintenance Manager