Meet Our Team


Matt McNelly


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!


Rev. Matt McNelly

Office Administrator

Emma Smith

Director of Children, Youth, and Families

Connor Coulter

Financial Administrator

Erin Nelson


Jered Kostenko

Worship Tech Coordinator

Ryan Evanoff

Senior Care Coordinator

Patty Greenberg

Children & Youth Program Associate

Kindel Evanoff


Yi-Jiang “E.J.” Guo

We 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. 

Clerk of Session – Linnea Nelson


Elder – Jiorgia Clark


Elder – Marie Mayes


Elder – Brad Newcomer


Elder – Donna Scott


Elder – Tiffany Vanarsdel

Moderator – Sheryl Nelson


Deacon – Lennis Boyer


Deacon – Jill Cocking


Deacon – Sandy Coulter


Deacon – Emi Dickens


Deacon – Kaitlin Watson