Meet Our Staff
Matt McNelly – Pastor
Matt is the pastor of PPC, serving our congregation since 2006. After graduating from Whitworth University in Spokane (where he met and married his wife Amy), he served as Director of Jr. High Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue. God’s call on Matt’s heart to full-time ministry took him to Princeton Theological Seminary to complete a Master’s in Divinity degree and an MA in Youth Ministry. Matt is currently working on his doctorate in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
After graduation, he served as associate pastor of youth ministry at a congregation in southern California, where he also quenched his thirst for surfing! Today Matt serves and shares his musical talent by leading contemporary music. He has a heart ready to share the gospel and is passionate about caring for all ages in the church, and particularly about helping our youth find a firm foundation in Christ. Matt also serves as the Volunteer Chaplain for the Pullman Police Department.
Interests: playing his guitar, surfing (the amber waves of grain will have to do for now), attending Cougar sporting events, and grilling meat. Matt and Amy are parents to 3 lovely young ladies—Lydia, Eliza, and Naomi—and precious boy Jonah!
Becky Krantz – Director of Family Ministry
Becky is the Director of Family Ministry and Office Administration, serving our congregation since 2018. Becky has her degree in Christian Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She served as the Director of Concordia Lutheran Preschool for 11 years prior to joining our ministry team at Pullman Presbyterian.
Becky has a heart for reaching and supporting families of all ages and situations, working to support and equip them with practical tools for faith formation not only at church, but in the home. She runs the day to day operations in the church office and is always ready to sit down and chat over a cup of coffee.
Interests: dark roast coffee, cupcake decorating, simple home improvement projects, gardening, attending all of her children’s events and functions, and traveling. Becky and her late husband have three children – Hannah, Isaac and Eli.
We are so grateful for our staff, and we also believe that each member of our church is a minister and contributes to the life, ministry, and direction of PPC. As a church of the PC(USA), members of our church serve as Elders and Deacons within our congregation, coming together to discern and direct the activities of our church. Listed below are our current Elders and Deacons:
Elders: Elders are the spiritual leaders of our church and together with the pastors, govern the life of the church.
Class of 2020
Marie Mayes Finance & Stewardship
Valerie Hudson Fellowship
Class of 2019
Jason Sampson Clerk of Session and Christian Education
Travis Cocking Nominating
Phil Watson Mission
Deacons: Deacons provide special care for those in our church and community, especially those who are ill, injured, struggling, or lonely.
Moderator: Linnea Rash
Yi-Jiang “E.J.” Guo