“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” 1 Peter 4:10
Matt Merrill - Senior Pastor
There is a God who loves you, who made you on purpose, for a purpose.
Matt Merrill serves as Crestwood’s Senior Pastor, and joined our ministry in September 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North Carolina State University, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Erskine Seminary. Prior to joining Crestwood, he served as a pastor for 16 years in other congregations.
Matt lives in Midlothian, Va., with his wife and five children. He is passionate about helping people meet the God who loves them so they can take the next step in their faith journey. Outside his ministry, he’s a sports nut (go, NC State!) and enjoys running, reading, and golf. He also admits to having a soft spot for ice cream.
Rob Burns - Associate Pastor
I create experiences that lead to fresh faith in Jesus.
As Crestwood’s Associate Pastor, Rob Burns leads services on our Richmond campus. He has been with our community since 2006, and works hard to create experiences that lead to fresh faith in Jesus. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern University, a Master of Divinity from Union Seminary, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from the Institute of Worship Studies.
Beyond his ministry, he has a thirst for travel, a hunger for international foods, a love for his family, and an interest in solving jigsaw puzzles. He lives in Midlothian with his wife, Janice, and their daughter, Rachel.
Josh Weeks - Youth Ministry
I enjoy walking with students and families on their journeys of making Jesus a part of their everyday lives.
As Crestwood’s Youth Minister since August 2015, Josh Weeks has a passion for walking with students and their families on their faith journeys. A native of Summerville, S.C., Josh graduated from Montreat College and has a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
He has brought many years of experience to Crestwood, serving in both the YMCA as well as the church. Family is one of Josh’s core values, and he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two daughters (with the occasional workout thrown in). Other hobbies include reading, watching sports, and seeking out the perfect taco.
Peg Webb - Children's Ministry
I love to partner with Crestwood families, leading children to the life changing Jesus.
After spending the past 11 years as Crestwood’s Director of Worship, Peg has taken on a new calling as the Director of Children’s Ministry. If you ask Peg what excites her about her new position she will tell you that she loves working with the children of Crestwood. She is also excited about partnering with parents and the church to disciple their children and lead them to the life changing Jesus.
Peg’s favorite hobby is spending time with her two beautiful grandchildren. She lives with her husband and their “loving and crazy” Jack Russell terrier in Midlothian.
Kayte Keim - Recreation Ministry
Get a court side seat to see how God uses sport to build faith and community in creative and diverse ways.
Kayte joins us with a background in youth and a side of sports – she spent several years teaching middle school students and coaching volleyball. She enjoys all sports and being active, which pairs well with her dual role as Recreation Director and Youth Ministry Assistant. Mentoring youth is a way to pay forward the gift of a godly influence during high school, which helped Kayte develop her relationship with God. Kayte is married to David with three young children.
Susie Martin - Executive Assistant & Church Administrator
I make sure everything runs smoothly so we can do our best for our community.
Susie Martin has been with Crestwood for more than 10 years. As our Executive Assistant and Church Administrator, she makes sure everything runs smoothly—though she is most passionate about serving God and the congregation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from Mary Baldwin University, as well as a Master of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. Outside the ministry, you might find her out camping, curled up with a good book, or spending time with her family.