Mike Hardie is the Lead Pastor and founder of Thrive Community Church which started in March 2007 with a small group of six people. Mike & Terasa are passionate about the vision of THRIVE to bless the city and community with the life transforming good news of Jesus.
Mike is an ordained pastor with Churches of Christ NSW (www.freshhope.org.au) and has been in pastoral ministry for the past 22 years. Mike also serves on the Executive of Churches of Christ NSW. Mike has taught youth work, leadership and other theology subjects in various colleges over the years. He also regularly speaks at other churches and conferences. Mike has a Bachelor of Ministry and has studied leadership as a post-graduate student and looks forward to further study in the near future.
Terasa is an experienced senior Social Worker in NSW Health currently in a major Sydney hospital. She has a degree in Social Work and loves mentoring people. Terasa loves being a mum and now works part time. Terasa leads 'SHE THRIVES' and has served in various ministries across the church including THRIVE KIDS team & PLAYTIME.
Mike & Terasa live in the Sutherland Shire and love the beach; good coffee; music; sport and hanging out with family and friends. They are the proud parents of two children.