Our leadership


  • Matt Martin

    Senior Pastor

    Matt@gosouthland.org

    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.

  • Jon carmichael

    Worship Arts & KIDencounter Director

    Jon@gosouthland.org

    Jon has been serving as staff at Southland since early 2009. He's a graduate of Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo. He and his wife Katy have four children together--Brandon, Addison, Lily and Zion. Jon is passionate about leading his Church family in worship each week and serving as the director of the SouthlandKIDS minisrty. Jon's hobbies include: Music, strategy board games, football season (Go Chiefs & Huskers!) and, of course, spending time with his family. 

  • Les Londeen

    Student Minister (High School & College)

    Les@gosouthland.org

    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. 

  • Deb Nelson

    Women's Minister & PreK Director

    Deb@gosouthland.org

    Debbie has been serving at Southland since 2003. She and her husband, Ken, have 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. Along with Women’s Ministry, Debbie coordinates the Children’s Sunday School, Nursery, and Pre-K Ministries. Outside of her work at Southland, Debbie loves to spend time with family and friends, go to the lake, and cook.

  • Pat Little

    Elder

  • Warren Burros

    Elder

  • Bob wood

    Elder

  • Jay Tyler

    Elder

  • Darrell Deckard

    Elder

  • TERRY OCHS

    Elder