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Meet our team

Elders & Staff

Role of an Elder

At TheMET, our elder team oversees the health of the body as our staff is charged with handling the day-to-day operations of the church, equipping and empowering the members of TheMET to use their gifts. The members are encouraged and invited to run alongside staff in our ministry efforts as we collectively disciple others to follow Jesus. Throughout the New Testament, elders are described as filling both the roles of managing aspects of the church and shepherding the church.
At TheMET, the Lead Pastor serves four simultaneous roles in relation to the elders. They are:
  • The Lead Pastor serves as an elder with an equal part in the discussion and decision-making process.

  • The Lead Pastor serves as one who is accountable to the elders in regard to performance and character.

  • The Lead Pastor looks to the elders as spiritual counselors and advisors.

  • The Lead Pastor serves as a spiritual leader to the elders providing shepherding and spiritual coaching. 

Our Elder Team

Chad Smith

Chad Braun

Elder/Chairman


Erick Garcia

Erick Garcia

Elder/Secretary


Jason Lindelow

Jason Lindelow

Elder


Greg Usry

Greg Usry

Elder


Matt Roberson

Matt Roberson

Elder/Lead Pastor


Church Business

On May 16, during our Sunday morning services at 9 am, and 11 am, we will hold a brief, informal business meeting which will include an in-person, church-wide vote for members. The elders have taken time during Covid to have legal counsel look at our articles of incorporation and bylaws. Although there are no significant issues, the bylaws need to be updated. More information will be added soon.
Email The Elder Team

Our Lead Pastor

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Matt Roberson

Matt Roberson is the Lead Pastor of TheMET Church in Houston, TX. Matt served as a Worship Pastor for the first 16 years of his ministry career. He came to TheMET in January 2010 as the Worship Pastor and then became Lead Pastor in August 2016. Matt is an authentic, transparent, and passionate leader. He is creative, has the heart of a shepherd, a discerning spirit, and a true love for people. He is a gifted worship leader and excellent communicator. Matt has been married to his wife, Jennifer since 2000 and they have two children, Chloe and Claire. Matt completed his undergraduate at Oklahoma Baptist University, and his post-graduate degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX) and Rockbridge Seminary (Springfield, MO).

Our Staff Team

Brad Kilgore

Brad Kilgore

Adult Discipleship Pastor


Janie Lewis

Janie Lewis

Lamb School, Assistant Director


Christian Miller

Christian Miller

Executive Pastor, Missional Development


Wendi Kaiser

Wendi Kaiser

Associate Preschool Director


Rick Emerson

Rick Emerson

Small Groups Pastor


Kim Cocking

Lamb School, Registrar


Chad Overton

Chad Overton

Next Gen Pastor


Catherine Martinez

Catherine Martinez

Women's Ministry Director


Rick Theriot

Rick Theriot

Online Campus Pastor, Assistant to the Senior Pastor


Kelly Low

Kelly Low

Adult Ministry Assistant


Steven Patterson

Steven Patterson

Student Pastor


Alison New

Alison New

Student Ministry Associate


Jean Bellow

Jean Bellow

Finance Manager


Fidel Lopez

Fidel Lopez

Facilities


Christine Achterkirch

Lamb School, Director


Dennis Janz

Dennis Janz

Pastor, Senior Adults and Pastoral Care


Wendy Gamble

Wendy Gamble

Administrative Assistant, Database Administrator


Tim Lucas

Tim Lucas

Project Manager, Marketing & Communications


Hannah Bush

Hannah Bush

Director of Kids Ministry


Sarah Weis

Sarah Weis

NextGen Assistant


Floyd Stubblefield

Floyd Stubblefield

Student Ministry Associate


Sydney Escamilla

Sydney Escamilla

Worship Leader


Tristan Moore

Tristan Moore

Accounts Payable, Contributions Clerk


Scott Rodgers

Scott Rodgers

Executive Pastor, Adult Ministry


Geovanny Avila

Geovanny Avila

Pastor, Hispanic Missions


Butch Stephens

Butch Stephens

Video Production Director


Jerre Bulle

Jerre Bull

Receptionist


Antonio Colon

Antonio Colon

Facilities Manager


Holly Troutman

Holly Troutman

HR Coordinator


Charissa Kolkhorst

Charissa Kolkhorst

Lamb School, Program Assistant


Mike Turk

Mike Turk

Executive Pastor, Organizational Development


Kelli Ray

Kelli Ray

Marketing & Communications Director


Sway Gonzales

Sway Gonzales

Tech Director


Crystal Hughes

Crystal Hughes

PRESCHOOL MINISTRY ASSOCIATE


Courtney Lott

Courtney Lott

Digital Media Specialist