Cody Byrne’s life story is a tapestry woven with diverse geographic influences, shaped by his parents and guided by a divine plan. At the tender age of 20, Cody crossed paths with the radiant Chantel, who would become the love of his life. Today, they celebrate nine years of marriage and the joy of parenting four wonderful children.
Cody’s spiritual journey led him to receive ordination at Calvary Church, where he devoted over five years to nurturing the hearts and minds of young people in the youth ministry. Chantel, with her own five years of experience leading youth in the city, brought her unique expertise to Cody’s ministry when they joined their lives. Together, they embarked on a remarkable journey, leading the youth at one of the largest churches in America. Both Cody and Chantel earned Bachelor of Science degrees in family studies from the University of New Mexico, a testament to their commitment to family and community.
But Cody harboured a dream—a divine calling that disrupted their lives. An invitation to step out in his faith, to trust and believe in God’s plan, and to leave behind the familiar and embark on a life-altering journey.
In mid-2019, Cody and Chantel packed their life into six green duffle bags and embarked on a life-changing adventure to Perth, Australia, where they laid the foundation for TRIBES Church. Their hearts were aflame with the desire to help people experience the vibrant and diverse nature of God. Cody and Chantel were determined to create an environment where God’s presence could move in powerful ways.