Staff

Robert Appold

Senior Pastor
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Known for his warm and engaging preaching style, Pastor Rob has been the pastor of St. Matthew since January, 2005. He has a huge heart for people and will welcome anyone with a handshake and probably a hug. Pastor Rob has served churches in Western Canada (Luseland, Sask.), Munger, (MI)  and Lansing,(MI). He and his wife Liz have four grown children, 3 boys and 1 girl.  He enjoys all sports and pretty much anything outdoors from hunting and fishing to croquet.

Lori Wieneke

Director of Spiritual Formation
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As a former Christian elementary teacher and music leader, Lori always knew she had a passion for kids and the ministry.  Being Director of Family Ministries, allows her to enjoy the best of both worlds.   She truly enjoys working together with the kids and families and highly values her calling of leading kids and families closer to each other and their walk with Christ.  Lori enjoys her time with her husband, three children and crazy dog.  Her favorites include running, basketball, biking and games/cards with the family (Lori is a tiny bit competitive), talking with people (trust us, she’s a talker), and her beloved slushies.

Stephanie Sherman

Middle School Ministry Leader
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Stephanie has a Masters Degree in Education and a heart for youth. She has been blessed to have God lead her to St Matthew where she can combine those two loves to build His Kingdom.  Stephanie is happily married with three great kids.  Her favorite things besides serving the Lord are: spending time with her family and friends, golfing, softball and of course, chocolate!

Josh Britton

Leader of Worship Arts & Small Group Ministries
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Josh has been serving as a worship leader for ten years while using his training in Family Life Ministry which allows him to serve in various capacities. Josh’s true passion is responding with others through music and worship to what God has done for everyone through Jesus. Josh and his wife of four years, Elizabeth, have two children. He enjoys time with his family, being outdoors, and socializing.

Karl Koenig

Student Ministry Leader
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Karl is a young man with a passion for adventure, music, Jesus, students, freedom, and life. He tries to embody his motto “Live a Life Worth Telling”, and always has a story to tell. Although he has spent most of his growing up years outside of Chicago, IL, he still claims the great state of Texas as his birthplace and real home state. Michigan has been a close second after he attended college at Concordia University, Ann Arbor and studied Family Life, Social Services and Youth Ministry there. When he’s not at work, he tends to spend his time with people he loves. He also enjoys being outside, getting out on the water, exploring, hiking, woodworking, dreaming, or playing music with others.  Traveling fills his heart, and Karl is always open for meeting for coffee, dessert, or food.