CDM’s Youth Ministry Team Facilitator & Pastor of Student and Family Ministries at New City Presbyterian Church
Matt was born and raised in Michigan in a Christian home. While growing up, if the church doors were open the Luchenbill family was there. At about 12 years old he made a profession of faith. However, it wasn’t until about 16 that his faith became his own, as opposed to the faith he grew up with. It was after a Mission Trip to Mexico that he had the first idea of becoming a Youth Pastor. His desire was to see students impacted in the same way he was impacted on that trip.
After graduating from High School, Matt went to Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA. While at Covenant he began volunteering in the Youth Ministry at St. Elmo Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, TN. After a year, he became the part-time Youth Director. While in college he met and married his wife Michelle. He served at St. Elmo Pres. until graduation from college in 1998 with a major in Biblical Studies and a minor in Youth Ministry.
Since graduating from College in 1998, Matt has served as a Youth Director overseeing Jr. and Sr. High ministry in 3 different Presbyterian churches in Georgia and Virginia. In January of 2012, God called him to become the Jhi Pastor at Perimeter Church, just outside of Atlanta, GA. He finished his MDIV through Metro Atlanta Seminary and became a Pastor in 2014. In January 2019 he became the Pastor of Student and Family Ministries at New City Presbyterian in Royal Oak, MI.
Matt and his wife Michelle have 4 children. Andrew and Ashley are at Covenant College, Sarah is in High School, and Emily is in Middle School.
If you can find anything outdoors and sports related, Matt is all in. His favorite hobbies are backpacking, racing in Triathlons, Mountain Biking, and talking about or participating in just about any sport, especially football.
Pastor of Family & Student Ministries, Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, Marriottsville, MD
Steve has a passion to see families connected to the church and growing in the gospel. Steve is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary and CCEF (Christian Counseling Education Foundation) is married to his wife Cathy and they have 4 amazing sons. Steve enjoys sports, movies, reading, the beach and a good conversation over a cup of coffee.
Pastor of Families at Village Seven, Colorado Springs, CO
Having grown up in the Appalachian foothills of Lancaster, PA, Drew enjoys hiking in the forest below Pikes Peak and climbing in the Garden of the Gods. After graduating from high school, Drew ran track and earned a degree in Philosophy at Penn State. With a love for Jesus and a passion for families, he then pursued a Master of Divinity at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, MO where he served as Jr. High Director at Kirk of the Hills PCA and married his beautiful bride, Jennifer. In 2004, Drew moved to Miami, FL to work with the youth ministry at Old Cutler PCA where he served for six years before accepting the call to serve the youth and families at Village Seven in Colorado Springs. Drew completed his Doctor of Ministry at Covenant Seminary, focusing on the Fatherhood of God and the doctrine of adoption in 2015. Drew and Jen are the proud parents of their little munchkins: Logan and Olive.
Director of Student Ministries, Northwest Presbyterian Church, Dublin, OH
Brett serves as the Director of Student Ministries at NPC. His desire is that students and families would have a genuine love for God, a desire to grow in grace, and a heart to impact the world through the power of the gospel and guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is carried out through weekly student ministry programs, events, retreats, school visits, and one on one discipleship. Other responsibilities include shepherding, organizing, and overseeing high school and middle school ministries.
He graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Knox Theological Seminary. Brett and his wife, Kelsea, have a son named Hayden and daughter named Avery. He and his family moved to Dublin in March 2019. During his free time, Brett enjoys watching sports, reading, eating green chile (on anything) and being outdoors.
Assistant Pastor to Students, Christ the King Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX.
Hey y’all, my name’s Willis Weatherford. I have an amazing wife, Mary, and three kids named Judah, Juniper, and James Duke. I have the joy of being the Pastor to Students at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX – go ‘Stros! Besides that, I love coffee, food, the outdoors, sports, running, and reading. I would love to talk with you about the current questions you face in leadership, resilient ministry, burnout, clarifying your vision, and personality and conflict dynamics in ministry. Reach out any time!