The Pastoral Team 

exists to serve ministry team leaders and facilitate the daily life and operations of the Four Environments of Grace: connect, worship, grow, serve. The Pastoral Team meets together every Tuesday for worship and prayer and every Wednesday for learning and planning.


Matt Kessler | Abbot, Lead Pastor | email

Michael Brymer | Family Ministry, Worship Pastor | email

Brit Carpenter | Connection Ministry, Student Ministry | email

Emily Talley | Kid's Ministry | email

Margaret Judson | Ministry Coordinator | email

Amy Madsen | Abbey Administrator | email

Sandy Greene | Pastoral Care, Bishop in Residence | email 

Robert Balfour | Missional Resident | email

Nate Brown | Ministry Intern | email


The Discipleship Team 

exists to make disciples who make disciples. This occurs primarily through Life Groups. The Discipleship Team is comprised of Life Group leaders, who meet together every month for training, shared learning, and prayer. 


The Apostolic Team exists to encourage evangelism and innovate apostolic works. The Apostolic Team meets every month for prayer and planning.


The Abbey Council serves among and within the Mission Abbey (Grace), Mission Churches, and Apostolic Works by providing biblical eldership, overseeing properties and finances, facilitating humble collaboration throughout the Gospel ecosystem of the San Antonio region, and being the liaison between Grace and our missional partners and alliances. The Abbey Council consists of recognized Kingdom leaders who demonstrate the qualities and qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. They meet together regularly for fellowship, study, prayer, shared learning, and oversight.