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March 11-12, 2022

Hosted at Cape Cod ChurchEast Falmouth, MA

THRIVE Cape Cod is a place to gather new ideas, collaborate with passionate people, and be inspired. Join with fellow Christians for worship services, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions focused on ways to bless our churches and communities.

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A United Night of Worship for Cape Cod (7pm)

(All are welcome. Registration not required but appreciated)

THRIVE 2022 kicks off with a United Night of Worship for all of Cape Cod!  Join your neighbors from over 40 churches across Cape Cod for a night of worship, hope, prayer, and inspiration for what God can do across our region!

When we gather together around the Gospel of Jesus Christ we celebrate the unity Christ spoke of when He said "...that they may be one as we are one. I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." Matthew 17:22-23


Chris Goeppner 

Lead Pastor, Riverbank Church

White River Junction, VT 


Served by Cape Cod Pastors


Thrive Youth Rally (5:00pm)

The Student Ministries of Thrive churches will come together for a pre-Thrive Youth Rally on Friday from 5:00 - 7 pm. Join students (grades 6-12) from churches across the Cape for a service of hope, prayer, and inspiration with a message from special guest, Tom King!

Pizza served at 5:00. Don't miss it!

Email alexa@capecodchurch.com for more info.


Thrive Conference - Building Thriving Churches and Thriving Communities

(Open to all registrants)

7:30 -  Doors Open

 Registration and check-in; light continental breakfast

8:30 -  General Session

 Morning Worship & Welcome

9:15 -  Breakout Session I

Thriving Churches: Sunday Morning Evangelism (Chris Goeppner, Riverbank Church)

Thriving Communities: Affordable Housing, Disability Ministry

10:30 - Breakout Session II

Thriving Churches: Digital Church: What We’ve Learned (Andy Needham, Converge Northeast) Thriving Communities: Mental Health, Human Trafficking

Pray For Cape Cod Prayer Meeting

11:30 - Lunch 

  Chick Fil-A lunches may be purchased when registering

  Box lunches available for purchase at Cape Cod Church cafe

1:00  -  Breakout Session III 

Thriving Churches: Leading Healthy Teams (Dr. Tim Ponzani, Converge Northeast)

Thriving Communities: Mental Health, Food Insecurity

Pray For Cape Cod Prayer Meeting

2:15  -  Breakout Session IV  

Thriving Churches: Hard Teachings: What We’ve Learned in the Pandemic (Charles Galda, VNE)

Thriving Communities: Addiction, Foster Care


3:30  -  Conference Ends



Chris Goeppner

Lead Pastor, Riverbank Church - White River Junction, VT

Chris Goeppner is the Senior Pastor of Riverbank Church in Vermont. He attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida and Word of Life Bible Institute in New York. In 2010, Chris responded to the call of Jesus to leave his community of 20 years in South Florida to launch Riverbank Church. He and his beautiful bride Penny have been married since 1999. In 2008, the Goeppners adopted their two sons, Roman and Jadon, from Siberia. Chris is a sports fanatic, a coffee connoisseur and a self-proclaimed beach bum. He enjoys most flavors of music, fun days with the family, and calling New England "home."

Dr. Tim Ponzani

Regional President and Executive Minister, Converge Northeast - Avon, CT

Tim Ponzani has been the Regional President and Executive Minister of Converge Northeast since 2019. He graduated from Ohio State University in business administration, and has a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to his appointment with Converge, he was the executive minister for 14 years at the Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon, CT. Tim and his wife Sharon are the proud parents of two children, Colin and Caitlyn.

Andy Needham

Regional Vice President & Associate Director, Converge Northeast - Hooksett, NH

Andy Needham is the Vice President and Associate Director of Converge Northeast. He’s a New England native who has spent the past two decades serving in various ministry roles from church leadership, to nationally touring worship artist, to launching and leading conferences. His passions are connecting with ministry leaders, creative communication (including leading worship, planning events and speaking), and coaching leaders and teams. Andy’s married to his best friend, Bethany, and they have two children; Josiah, 17, and Mercy, 15.

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Charles Galda

President, Vision New England

Charles Galda is a New England native and one of the founders of Thrive Cape Cod. He has been leading Vision New England since 2019, after leaving the corporate world where he had a 30 year career as a senior executive in technology, finance and business development at companies like GE, PepsiCo and Transamerica.

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Tom King

Next Generation Pastor, Granite United Church - Salem, NH


Tom King oversees kids’ and student ministries for Granite United Church, a multi-campus church based in Salem, NH. He’s also the E3 New England Director for a network of student ministries that come together every Summer for Engage Camp. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Tom moved to New England in 2007 and graduated from Boston Baptist College in 2010. He loves making the occasional trip back home for the city, cheese steaks, hoagies, and Wawa! He is married to his wife, Caley, who has been his best friend for over 20 years. They have two young children, Aubrey & Chase.


​There will be several opportunities during the THRIVE Cape Cod Conference to engage in prayer for what God is doing through his church on Cape Cod.

Pray For Cape Cod Prayer Meetings

On Saturday during the 10:30 am and 1:00 pm Breakout Sessions, Dr. Mamdouh Riad, Pastor Mike Allen, and other leaders from the Glory of God on Cape Cod prayer ministry will lead a time of focused prayer in the Prayer Room to pray in unity for thriving churches and thriving communities on Cape Cod. The meetings will include prayer for revival in the church and for salvation of the lost on Cape Cod, plus a brief exhortation on prayer and a time of musical worship.

Prayer Room

During the conference, a designated Prayer Room will be available for use by all attendees. The Prayer Room will also serve as the location for the Pray For Cape Cod facilitated prayer meetings on Saturday. The THRIVE Prayer Room will be located in the kindergarten classroom in the "Kids Town" area on the first floor of Cape Cod Church (follow signs from the main lobby).


Dr. Mamdouh Riad, Thrive Prayer Coordinator

Dr. Mamdouh Riad serves as the THRIVE Cape Cod Prayer Coordinator and leads a team of those called to pray for the THRIVE movement throughout the year. Dr. Riad is a board-certified Internal Medicine Specialist with over 35 years of professional service, including 25 years in Hyannis. He currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the Cape Cod Health Network. Mamdouh leads The Glory of God on Cape Cod, a group of pastors and leaders from across the Cape, how meet to pray and pursue a vision of "coming together in humility, prayer and intercession, to seek the Lord's manifest presence among us, and the subsequent outbreak of revival and a great harvest on Cape Cod."


Pastor Mike Allen, Pray For Cape Cod Facilitator

Rev. Dr. Michael S. Allen and his wife, Annemarie, have been married for 33 years. They both found Christ through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as Mike played college football at East Central Oklahoma University. Mike has served on staff with Young Life, as a high school football coach in Kansas, assistant pastor and youth pastor at churches in Oklahoma, youth pastor at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA. Mike also served as a speaker and worship leader at various camps and conferences, and now as a pastor on Cape Cod. Mike and Annemarie moved to the Cape with the express desire to plant a church for people who don't go to church. Mike has studied at Fuller Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and received his Masters in Divinity at Seminary of the East. Mike earned his Doctorate (D.Min.) in preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2017.


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