Matt has been serving at Southland since August of 2010. He and his wife Kristie have 5 kids: Anna, Simeon, Nate, Harmony and Eden. Having grown up in Southeast Kansas, Matt is a fan of Royals baseball, Chiefs football and KU basketball. Most importantly, he loves being a part of God's family and seeing the church equip people to follow Jesus faithfully.
Les is at Southland to team up with students and their families on a journey to discover Christ and His life-changing love. He's originally from Wichita, Kansas (Go Jayhawks!) and a proud graduate of Ozark Christian College. He and his wife Kristin live in Ozark with their two boys--Javan and Hayden. He's been fortunate to serve at Southland since 1992.
Debbie has been serving at Southland since 2003. She and her husband, Ken, have 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. Outside of her work at Southland, Debbie loves to spend time with family and friends, go to the lake, and cook.
Co-Women's Minister and Administrative Assistant (part-time)
Kristie is married to Matt and has been at Southland since 2010. They have 5 children with whom life is always an adventure. Kristie spent many years of ministry behind-the-scenes while raising babies, and now loves the opportunity (since Summer 2017) to be more on the front lines, working part-time in the office and in women's ministry. Some of her favorite ministry moments are seeing women connecting together, spending time with Southland's little ones, and giving a handshake or a hug as those who are part of the SCC family head out into the week after Sunday morning ENCOUNTER.
Music and Worship Minister (part-time ... a.k.a. "Your Friendly Neighborhood Part-time Guy")
The resident crazy guy, Adam is a recent graduate of College of The Ozarks and is currently working full time on his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Evangel University. He is an avid fan of Jesus, Music, Chick-fil-a, and Dr. Who. He is a self-declared Ragamuffin: an undeserving recipient of the grace and love of Jesus Christ. His favorite part about ministry is being able to use his passion of music to communicate to people (his other passion) the continuing story of redemption and the glory of our God.
Rick and his wife Anna met as students at Ozark Christian College and have been partners in ministry and marriage since 2003. Rick grew up in the Springfield area attending Northside Christian and has been in ministry since 1999, most of that spent in Northwest Missouri. He love the church, loves missions and love to see people connect through service. He's also a drummer, sorta guitar player, avid reader, coffee snob, and piddles around in woodworking (but needs a lot of growth in that area). Rick and Anna have 3 boys (Luke, Levi, and Lex) and together have a love for camping, nerd games, and just being together.