Staff: Lead Pastor

Matt Kennedy

Matt first came to Bethlehem in 2013 as Pastor of Worship before being called as Lead Pastor in 2016. Before serving Bethlehem, Matt served churches in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Washington state. Matt is originally from the Pacific Northwest, and though he’s afraid he’ll never truly adjust to Minnesota winters, he loves living here in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. Matt’s role is to shepherd the church into deeper love for God and neighbor through a ministry of preaching, teaching, leading, and caring.

Pastor Matt is a graduate of North Park University (2003) and North Park Theological Seminary (2008). He is ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church.  In his free time Matt likes travel, trivia, cooking, camping, sports, gardening, and spending time with his wife (Nicole) and his children (Lucinda, Benno, and Rollo). He loves Americana music and is probably best known for his terrible celebrity impressions.