Pastor | Church Leadership & Teaching | Board Member
Church Coach | Board Member
Finance & Administration | Board Member
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.
Coach & Board Member | In Pittsburgh
JOHN 'FREE' FREEMAN
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).
Free has been in campus ministry for over 20 years. He’s served as a director and pastor at New Life Church at the University of Michigan and at the MSU Venue at Michigan State. He’s mentored Matt for over a decade, and is currently serving as a pastor at h2o Pittsburgh. He serves on the board, as well as coaching the church plant.
Board Member | In Pittsburgh
Troy became a Christian as a college student at the University of Michigan and loves helping others learn about and follow Jesus. He loves music, disc golf, and serving the church in whatever ways are needed. He is a pastor at h2o Pittsburgh. Troy serves on the board, as well as helping with music and finances.
Graphic & Web Design | In Pittsburgh
Zakk graduated from Michigan State University in 2010, and went on staff at the campus church there. While at MSU, Zakk and Matt worked closely together. Zakk is highly skilled in graphic & web design, marketing, & social media,. Zakk is a pastor at h2o Pittsburgh, and he handles all of the graphic and web design for h2o Austin.
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.
Intern: Re:Action & Campus Dialogue
Kacie is a proud University of Texas grad, cat mom, vegan, but most importantly a proud follower of Jesus. Kacie is a young Christian who is passionate about engaging with other young Christians and sharing the gospel. She is interested in many social, economical, and environmental topics and has a tendency to engage in deep conversation (this is your warning). She loves to serve, care for others, and is thrilled to be h2o Austin’s intern.