Matt has been the pastor of Mulder since 2013. Prior to serving Mulder, Matt was the pastor of Trinity UMC in Prattville, AL and Grimes UMC in Dothan, AL.
Matt resides in the Redland community with his wife Molly and son Matthew. He has a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Auburn University, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Duke University.
Matt's heart is for renewal in the church and leading others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
A graduate of Troy State University, Mark (aka Mr. M, Mr. Mark) spent 10 years teaching Special Education at Opelika High School where he was the head baseball coach and assistant football coach. In 1989, Mark became the Assistant State Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a position he held for 13 years. Before joining Mulder’s ministry team in 2005, Mark pastored Hayneville Christian Church while teaching and coaching at Lee H.S. in Montgomery.
Mark and his wife, Jeri, have 4 children and two grandchildren. While Mark loves many genres of music and frequently fills the office with his favorite Rush of Fools songs, he does not serve in any of our music ministries (you are welcome). Mark can be found wandering about the church, carrying a cup of coffee and looking for snacks.
As the Student Ministries Director, Justin has been working to connect students to Jesus Christ since 2018. He and his wife, Stacie have been married since 2009 and have two children: Carson and Zoey.
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite movie: Braveheart / The Dark Knight
Favorite scripture: John 10:10
Favorite music artist: ``I listen to sports radio.``
Student Ministries Director
Since 2015, Mark is responsible for overseeing the musical aspects of our Contemporary Worship services. He and his wife, Molli have been married since 2004. They have three children: Madison, Michael and Macy.
Favorite food: Chicken Cordon Bleu
Favorite Scripture: Ephesians 2:10, Psalms 27:1
Favorite music artist: Jeremy Riddle
Contemporary Worship Leader
As the executive assistant, Barbara has been overseeing all administrative and financial operations at Mulder for 12 years. She and her husband, Bob have been married for 43 years. She is also mother to two daughters and grandmother to six grandsons and one granddaughter.
Favorite food: anything chocolate
Favorite movie: Gone with the Wind
Favorite scripture: Joshua 1:9
Favorite music artist: Natalie Grant
Mara graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Human Development & Family Studies and has been on staff at Mulder for 7 years. She and her husband, DJ have two sons, Eli and Miles.
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite movie: Dan in Real Life
Favorite Scripture: 1 John 3:1
Favorite music artist: Ellie Holcomb
Traditional Worship Leader
Since 2017, Willie has been responsible for overseeing all digital and social media related aspects of the church. He and his wife, Jessica have been married for 7 years.
Favorite food: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite scripture: Psalm 116:5-9
Favorite music artist: Johnny Cash