Matt & Laura are known for creating environments where communities are served and people far from God are free to explore faith in Jesus. Matt is known for his deep passion for people and excellence in leadership environments. Matt is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He’s the author of a book on leadership as well as contributing author to four other books.
Laura was made to mom and has a desire to love both single and married women as God created them to be. She regularly meets with women and girls for mentoring and friendship. Matt and Laura have three kids, Deacon (2009), Eden (2010), and Roman (2014) who love to laugh, dance, and make memories.
Tyler, Brooke, and their new daughter Gracelyn couldn't be more excited for the journey of starting a new gospel centered church in the greater Los Angeles area. They are both originally from Modesto, CA, where they met in 2008, and got married in 2012. Their story is simple: Jesus saved them by his amazing grace, and then called them to spend themselves telling others that he can do the same for them. Tyler is a writer, musician, and communicator, with a heart to shepherd people towards Jesus. He previously worked at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago writing songs and leading worship with Vertical Church Band, and Hume Lake Christian Camps in Northern California. Tyler and his family are happy to now call Burbank home. He oversees the worship ministry as well as our missional communities. Listen to some of Tyler's music here and here.
Craig & Amy Kidder // Pastor of Strategy and Operations
Raised in New Hampshire, Craig serves as the Pastor of Stretegy and Operations at Story City. His pastoral responsibilities include leading Story City’s volunteers, overseeing the church’s administrative needs, and promoting a culture of “people following Jesus, helping people follow Jesus.” He holds an MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Craig and his wife Amy live in Glendale with their son, Jet.
In his spare time, Craig enjoys eating good food with friends, watching late-night comedians, reading biblical theology, and getting the longest road in Settlers of Catan.