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 Children and Family Ministries
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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.

Josh Britton

Director 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.

Stephanie Sherman

Student Ministry - Jr. High Director
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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!