After moving to Ormewood Park in 2009, Matt and his wife Kate started looking for a small neighborhood church to get to know their neighbors and serve the East Atlanta area. When Village Church started in 2010, it was obvious right away that this is what they’d been searching for! Nine years and three kids later, Matt is thankful to be serving as a deacon to help further the mission of Village Church to be in, of, and for East Atlanta. You can typically find Matt taking pictures, podcasting, or spending time outside (working in the yard, biking, or enjoying a craft beer!).
Rob and his far-better-half, Meeghan, are both homegrown Atlantans. They moved to Ormewood Park in 2010 to join the launch team at Village Church. Rob has served as a Deacon since 2017 and leads the Hospitality Team. He is honored by the opportunity to serve the East Atlanta community in this way.
Rob and Meeghan are the proud parents of their two sons, Grant and Thomas. In his non-Deacon or family time, Rob works as a lawyer and a lobbyist at the State Capitol, focusing on charter schools and other educational issues. In his few remaining leisure hours, Rob enjoys coaching elementary school basketball and singing 80's Karaoke.
Joel and his wife Emily live right around the corner from Village Church with their two young daughters. They felt a specific call to plant their family in the East Atlanta area and to join a neighborhood church. Joel became a deacon a couple of years ago and is thankful to serve the body of Christ at Village Church. Joel grew up in a Christian home and became a Christ follower at an early age—interestingly enough, at a race track just north of town called the Dixie Speedway. How incredibly southern, right!? Joel loves to play disc golf, ride his bike, and enjoy a good beer.
Andrew came to Atlanta by way of Cincinnati, Nashville, and Paris, but has called East Atlanta Village home for the last decade ever since he and his wife, Lori, decided to join some friends and strangers in planting a church in East Atlanta. Andrew makes spreadsheets and plays ping pong for a living, at least according to his wife. But he loves cooking and hospitality, and dreams of being a restaurateur. When he’s not preparing the church budget, you can find him at an Atlanta United game, biking his daughter, Charlotte, to daycare, or reading The Economist.
David was born and raised in Ohio, where he met his wife Sara at high school band camp. David moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech and Sara followed a few years later. They joined the launch team for Village Church and moved to Ormewood Park in 2015, where they immediately began to fall in love with the neighborhood. They love being part of a community church! David and Sara are currently enjoying the chaos of a house full of young kids, with Mia, Calvin, and Sammy keeping them on their toes. The Reid family loves to take walks on the Beltline, travel, and cheer on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Matt Armstrong, Teaching Elder
Matt and Stacey Armstrong are thankful to be in a church in their home town. Though both were born outside of Georgia, like many others, Atlanta has become their home. They have three beautiful children, Zoe, Cameron, and Noah.
Before setting out to plant Village Church in 2010 Matt served as an assistant pastor at All Souls Fellowship in Decatur. It was during that time that he learned the importance of loving and serving a place and gained a deep affection for the east-side Atlanta neighborhoods. He and his family hope to grow old and raise their kids here. Matt is passionate about pastoring the church to love, serve, and benefit its neighborhood.
He loves good food, dark beer, and deep conversation around the table. Stacey is a gifted musician, singer, and song-writer when she’s not making sure the kids don’t kill each other.
Lee is originally from Tampa, FL. He first moved to Atlanta after college 20 years ago. It might be hard (for him) to believe that he's really that old. He moved away for a few years, and came back in 2009 to be a part of the plant of Village Church. He and his wife, Helen, have three girls who keep them very busy. Lee works as a lawyer by day in his little workshop in the backyard. In his free time he enjoys being outside, playing golf, coaching soccer, and working with non-profit organizations.
David and his wife, Rachael, grew up in New Jersey and Colorado, respectively. In an attempt to find the right mix of NJ’s humidity and traffic along with Denver’s rising real estate prices they moved to Atlanta in 2004. They have since fallen in love with the city, especially its east side neighborhoods.
They have three boys who keep active with various sports, tons of reading, and more than a little wrestling. David works in research during the day. In his free time he enjoys biking, exploring Atlanta’s cuisine, sweater vests, and visiting little league baseball stadiums.
Bill is a second generation Atlanta/Decatur native. He moved to the East Atlanta Village area in 1999. He started to attend Village Church of East Atlanta in Summer of 2011 and joined shortly after. Bill loves the Church’s commitment to the neighborhood and the sense of community in the Church. He was ordained an Elder in the Fall of 2016. He loves the opportunity for service in this role.
Bill was a Professional Counselor for many years before changing direction and becoming a staff member at the famous Highland Woodworking store.
He loves the outdoors, hiking, photography, gardening and music. Bill is a firm believer that the best way to listen to music is a record on a turntable.