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Free has been in campus ministry for xx years. He’s served as a director and pastor at New Life Church at the University of Michigan as well as the MSU Venue at Michigan State University.  He’s a pastor at h2o Pittsburgh, a Collegiate church plant focused on reaching the University of Pittsburgh. Free is a brilliant visionary who is workign closely with Matt on developing.

Ed has been in campus ministry for xx years. He was a pastor at (The Rock?) at the University of Missouri for the last x years.  He’s a pastor at h2o Pittsburgh, a Collegiate church plant focused on reaching the University of Pittsburgh.  Ed handles all of the finances and administration needs for h2o Austin.

Church Coach | Board Member


Zakk has worked closely with Matt for the last six years, and went into ministry with him after graduating from Michigan State University.  Zakk is on staff at the Collegiate church h2o Pittsburgh.  He handles everything involved with graphic design, the website, social media, and communications.




Matt is passionate about Jesus, his wife, his kids, college football, sushi, coffee, and not watching NASCAR. Every single day, he spends hours not watching NASCAR. Matt graduated from the University of Michigan, and moved to Austin in 2012. He loves the warm weather and sunshine, and doesn't miss winter at all. At h2o, Matt loves helping people grow as followers of Jesus and as leaders; teaching; and planning how to change the world. He's married to Kristi, and they have 4 wildly talented and amazing children.


Kristi loves Jesus, her husband, sushi, restaurant food, and running - not from anything in particular, but just for the fun of it.  Kristi is passionate about connecting women with Jesus - whether that’s college students, grads, newly marrieds, or young mothers. She’s been discipling college students since 2003, and she loves meeting with women one on one.  Kristi spends most of her time with her adorable and brilliant kids: Kyra (13), Micah (11), Alana (7), and Jena (5).


Intern: Worship Music

JJ likes to lift heavy things - not things that are as heavy as the things that Matt lifts - but JJ is working at it. JJ's interests include theology, music, cats, food, fitness, and his wife Ruthy. JJ & Ruthy are foster parents to four awesome kids. JJ oversees everything music at h2o Church.

Our team of missionaries love God, love people, and love coming alongside the people of h2o Church. We value serving, and we consider it a joy to help equip h2o to love God and love people. Some of our missionaries are paid, which simply allows them to be more available to serve. These missionaries raise support through Reliant Mission. Other missionaries volunteer their time, serving in key roles to help the church reach UT and Austin.