Matt Brown, Lead Pastor
Matt was born and raised in Manhattan, Ks and has had the privilege of growing up in the local church all of his life. From being a youth pastor to a touring musician, a teaching pastor to becoming a church planter, Matt has served in many areas of ministry over the years.
Matt and his wife, Amy, were married in October 2007 just after a few short months of dating. In 2016, Matt and Amy welcomed into their family, their first daughter, Emelynn and shortly after in 2018, another daughter named Brynlee, who both have stolen their hearts and a lot of their attention.
“I subscribe to the fact that we are not here by accident,” says Matt, "but rather we have been placed on this earth by our Heavenly Father for such a time as this to advance His Kingdom.”
Matt enjoys the outdoors (camping, hiking), performing music, quality with his family time, a good cup of coffee and anything K-State (God’s team) sports related.
Melissa Boutz, Administrative Assistant
Melissa grew up in Topeka, but moved to Manhattan to attend Manhattan Christian College and Kansas State University, where she received degrees in Bible Studies and Education. She worked as a Music Minister and Choir Director in Manhattan for many years before her family came to Topeka. Melissa enjoys being a stay-at-home-mom to Isaiah, JoyAnne, and Gabriel, and also enjoys planning and leading the singing at RHCC, and creating the bulletins, newsletters, and computer visuals for worship services.