Matt serves Fellowship Raleigh as Lead Pastor by providing overall visionary leadership, and preaching and teaching the Bible.
Matt and his wife Kristin have lived in downtown Raleigh for 10 years now and have four wonderful daughters: Abigail, Claire, Anna, and Brooke.
Before completing a one year church planting residency with Fellowship Associates the Schoolfields were in Chicago where they met, married, and both completed seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Matt is originally from Tallahassee, Florida and attended Florida State University. Kristin is from Chicago, is a licensed counselor in North Carolina, and currently enjoys being a stay at home mom.
Jer and Jan
Middle East UUPGs Team Leader
The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is the chief leader of the church. Jesus is clear in His Word that, under Him, a group of qualified men are to humbly lead in the local church as Pastors. The New Testament uses three words interchangeably to refer to the function of one and the same church office (Elder, Overseer, Pastor).
There are many other important leaders in our church (men and women). To fulfill all the tangible, practical, spiritual, and leadership needs of the church, the Pastors work with staff and volunteers who support them in fulfilling the mission of Fellowship Raleigh.