Meet our leadership
Lead Pastor - Brad Matherne
Serving as our lead Pastor since 2011. Brad has a unique talent for quoting movies, is affectionately called, "Dr. Thunder" for his talent when it comes to playing drums and holds a special place in his heart for Popeye's chicken! Brad is married to his wife of 20+ years, Lisa. They have one grown son.
Elder - Jason Painter
Serving in Eldership at Praise Church since 2016. He loves the outdoors and working to restore his vintage Jeep Willys. Jason is married to his wife of 20+ years, Chrystal. They have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.
Elder - Joe Singh
Serving in Eldership at Praise Church since 2020 and lovingly referred to as "Dr. Pastor, Father, Average Joe." He oversees our missions ministry. Joe is married to his wife of 20 years, Kristin. They have two daughters.
Meet our Team
Office Administrator - Megan Graham
Serving on staff since 2014 and attending Praise Church since she was 9 years old! Megan is married to her husband, Troy. Together they love to travel and are always up for a new adventure.
Office Assistant - Dawn Nowell
Serving on staff since 1998. Over the years she has helped with finance, women's ministry, administration, she has sat at every desk in the office! Dawn is married to her husband, David. Together with their kids and grand-kids they enjoy their mountain cabin in Gunnison.
Worship Director - Anna Kauffmann
Serving on staff since 2020 after years of being a part of our worship ministry. Anna is married to her husband, Rob. They are both educators who enjoying rock climbing and trying new food! Invite them to dinner, they'll say, "yes."
PraiseKIDS Director - Nicole Salmon
Serving on staff since 2018. She loves to have fun with our kids and knows how to add sparkle to anything! Nicole is married to her husband, Jim. Together they enjoy snowmobiling and hanging out with friends.