Meet Our Staff
The Reverend Doctor Chad Mattingly
Chad Mattingly is the Senior Minister of Kingwood Christian Church. He is a graduate of George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and received his Doctorate of Ministry at Asbury Theological Seminary. Chad also received the distinguished 2013 John Bennett Award for Innovation in Ministry.
Chad can best be described at a passionate teacher and leader who believes the church exists to transform lives and communities through the all-inclusive love of God. Chad and his wife, Amber. have two children, Peyton and Taylor. Chad enjoys sports, fitness, movies, reading and dating his wife.
The Reverend Amber Mattingly
Amber is the Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation and Families at Kingwood Christian Church. She graduated with a Masters of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary in 2002 and from Baylor in 1999. Amber has over 14 years of public speaking in a variety of capacities and experience in multiple aspects of ministry including spiritual formation, recruiting, training, leadership in ministry, and even coordinating. One of amber’s favorite quotes that continues to shape her ministry comes from Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar In the World: a Geography of Faith when she writes, “In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life.”
Amber enjoys time with her family, Broadway show date nights with her husband, travel, dance, yoga and creative art projects.
Pixie Thames, KCC Pianist
Pixie Thames is a retired teacher who taught middle school math for 30 years. She has served in church music programs since her high school days by playing the piano, and directs the adult handbell choir at Kingwood Christian Church. Pixie and her husband Johnny have three grown children and five grandchildren. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, volunteering and enjoying family.
Josh Taylor, KCC Music Director
Josh Taylor is music director at Kingwood Christian as well as orchestra director at Kingwood Park HS. He is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, TN, having received his Bachelors of Music Education in 2010. He has taught band, choir, and orchestra, as well as served in church music ministries in South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. He lives in Kingwood with his two cats, Arvo and Alma.
Sabrina Reynolds, KCC Ministry Support Administrator
Sabrina has extensive office and business administration experience, and previous experience working for a church. Sabrina enjoys working within a congregation. She has a passion for the ministry we do, and a love for people that shows. Her training includes a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, with specialized training in the area of spiritual direction and training through CLER Ministries as a facilitator for congregational ministries. Sabrina has also facilitated prayer groups within the KCC community and is a practicing spiritual director. She is married to George, with two daughters, Anna Kate and Rachel Beth.
Chris Aleman, Youth Director
Chris is a native of Kingwood and a graduate of Kingwood Park High School. He served as youth intern at Kingwood United Methodist Church. Chris is married to Marisa, “the most wonderful woman in the world”. He enjoys spending time with his wife, sports, playing music, fishing and being outdoors. Chris said, “God called me after graduating from high school. Ever since then, my life has been transformed and will never be the same. I believe in living life sold out for Christ. Living life to the fullest for the kingdom of God so that one day we may all hear these words from Matthew 25:21 “well done good and faithful servant” as we enter in God’s perfect kingdom.
The Reverend Margaret Morgan Maat, Minister of Leadership Development
Margaret’s life mission is to ignite transformational change within individuals, organizations and communities. She has over 20 years of experience as a group facilitator, leadership coach and organizational development consultant. Margaret earned a master’s degree in American Studies from Baylor University with an emphasis in American church history. Her deep desire is to create within church communities a safe space where each person can experience the Spirit’s affirmation that “we are the beloved children of God and our lives matter,” and her ministry includes spiritual direction, life coaching and rituals of affirmation and healing. As Douglas Steere has said, “Perhaps the greatest gift we can give another is to listen their soul into existence.” Margaret loves to include stories in her preaching (and sometimes incorporates original music as well). She has authored a book, “Listening to the Rhythms of the Soul: Reflections for Spiritual Seekers.” You can download her music and sermons from her website.
Margaret is happily married to Wes Maat, they have one daughter, Lily. They have been members of Kingwood Christian Church since July 2011.