Meet the Pastoral Team

Joseph Thiem

Joseph Thiem

Senior Minister (Chinese)

Joseph was born of a Chinese descent in Vietnam. He studied chemical engineering in New York University, where he became a Christian in his first year. Since then, campus student ministry has been an important part of his Christian upbringing.

Joseph grew up in the fast-food culture. He loves KFC, Maccas & fries. He doesn’t like sweet stuff except Coke and cheesecake! Joseph loves coffee so much so to foolishly believe there are cafes in heaven.

He is married to Vivian, has two adult sons and a cute disobedient dog.

After graduating from Moore Theological College, Joseph was made Deacon and ordained Presbyter in 1990. He has served in Anglican parishes: Kirribilli (Lay Minister), Marrickville (Assistant Minister and Senior Assistant Minister-in-charge of the Chinese congregation), Lidcombe-Berala (Curate-in-charge) and Lidcombe (Rector).

From January 2022, Joseph was appointed Senior Minister (Rector) of Cabramatta Anglican Church. Joseph oversees all ministries with a particular focus in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) ministry.

William Quach

William is married to Rebecca and is the father of two children: Sophie and Ethan. He grew up in Canley Vale, his parents having immigrated from Vietnam.

He came to a saving knowledge of Jesus through attending the youth group at Cabramatta Anglican Church and hearing about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Since then, his desire has been to share and help equip others to share the hope of life given through Jesus Christ. He graduated from Moore Theological College in 2018 and commenced as assistant pastor at Cabramatta Anglican Church in 2019.

He has fond memories of eating Red Lea Chips in his childhood, enjoys playing board games, table tennis, and a nice cup of coffee.

Robert Young

Rob is married to Melody and they have three children Zachary, Rosalie and Zion.

His parents immigrated to Australia after the Vietnam War. He grew up in Carlingford and committed his life to following Jesus during University. He previously worked as a physiotherapist but now serves as an assistant pastor at Cabramatta Anglican Church, after graduating from Moore Theological College in 2018.

Rob has a deep desire for training and equipping others to tell the world about Jesus. He enjoys reading, playing guitar, all types of Vietnamese food, and fishing.

Chanh Doan

Chanh was born in Vietnam to a Christian family. He committed his life to Christ in 1969 and in that same year, was called to join the South Vietnam army.

Two years later in 1971, Chanh went to Bible College. He left Vietnam in 1975 and headed for the United States. In 1976 Chanh came to Sydney, Australia and in 1978, established the first Vietnamese Church.

By God’s grace, Pastor Chanh also started Vietnamese churches in Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and a few in Sydney.

Chanh is married to Cuc and has two sons who are both in ministry and three grandchildren. He loves classical music, reading and gardening.

Amy Li

Lay Children's Minister

Amy is our Children’s Minister across all congregations and is passionate about sharing the love of the Lord Jesus Christ with our youngest people.

She was born and raised in the South West and was struck by God’s continuous love and commitment to her at age 17. In fact, she came to faith at Cabramatta Anglican Church’s ‘Summer Youth Camp’. Since then, she has been guiding young hearts towards a deeper understanding of their faith. 

She is married to Aaron, and they have two adorable daughters together (Eva and Zoe). In her spare time, she enjoys watching a lot of Korean dramas, doing jigsaw puzzles, and watching the latest Marvel movies. She would love to hear from you!

Key Ministry Contacts

  • Kids Church (Under 5s): Rebecca Quach
  • Cactus Kids (K-6): David Guo
  • ACCESS Youth Group: Robert Young
  • Growth Groups: Robert Young