Our Staff - 10/04/16

Matthew Armstrong


Matthew and Stacey Armstrong are thankful 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 (9) and Cameron (7), and Noah (4).

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 they learned the importance of loving and serving a place and gained a deep affection for the east-side Atlanta neighborhoods where they hope to grow old and raise their kids. The Armstrongs are committed to seeing a new church born in the Village that will love, serve, and benefit the neighborhood as a whole. 

They love 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.


Jeremy Ezell

Worship Director

Jeremy is the worship director of Village Church.  He plans and directs Sunday morning worship and helps to shepherd the artist community.  In his free time he enjoys rollercoasters, cigars, and Braves baseball.  He is a closet Phil Collins fanatic and is always ready to interject a good pun into any conversation.

Jenn Knotts

Children's Ministry Director

Jenn Knotts is the Children’s Ministry Director at Village Church. She lives north of the Village in an apartment aptly named "The Treehouse" with one of her sorority sisters and their eight mickey mouse plattys.  She is thrilled with the task of teaching little ones all about Jesus and showing them how much HE LOVES US. She has been a toddler Sunday school teacher for the last two years, and a nanny to several families in the community, but always felt a calling to serve more. So when the opportunity presented itself, she couldn’t say no.

Before becoming part of the Village Church family, she was living it up with the mouse at Walt Disney World and serving as a child life specialist to medically fragile children. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s in biological sciences in 2010.

In her free time she enjoys curling up with a good book, trying out new recipes or getting crafty.

She also might just be Walt Disney’s #1 fan.

Helen Kynes


Helen is a native of Atlanta, GA. She lives in Ormewood Park with her husband Lee and three daughters, Grace (4), Annie & Libby (2). She and her husband were living in Florida for a few years when God called them to help plant Village Church. Their family of two moved back to Atlanta in 2009 to join the launch team and in 2010 she took on the role of Administrator/Bookkeeper AND mother of one. Now, she juggles life as a mother of three and part-time staffer. Helen is a Yellow Jacket, a mastered teacher, and a beauty school drop-out. In her spare time she loves to run, host events, and sing, play piano and guitar.

Marla Randolph


Marla Randolph grew up in Dalton, GA. She has been married (twice) to her husband Steve, which means they are happily stuck with each other. They are parents to Katie and (son-in-law) Derrick, John and (daughter-in-law) Stephanie, and grandparents to Jack (5), Lucy (4), and Henry (1). With an earlier career in secondary education, Marla has been able to use her teaching and administrative skills in a variety of settings.  Village Church is the fourth church where she has been on staff, and she has worked at other strange and wonderful places, such as Covenant College and the Waffle House Corporate office. Marla enjoys a combination of administrative tasks, relational ministry, and collaboration. She loves being with friends and family, eating, swimming in the ocean, beating people at games, and playing with fire.