Pastor Kory Janneke

St. Matthew's new pastor, Rev. Kory Janneke, was installed on May 15, 2022. Pastor Kory has served in full-time pastoral ministry for ten years, having served congregations in South Dakota and Wisconsin prior to accepting the Call to serve here in Conway. Originally from Southern Illinois, Pastor Kory is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin and Concordia Seminary St. Louis. He and his wife, Heidi, have six young children. Heidi is a native of Central Arkansas. When he isn't working, Pastor Kory enjoys spending time with his family, bicycling, hiking, and exploring scenic spots around Arkansas. 

Pastor Kory's favorite Bible passage is Psalm 23:4, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." 

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Church Council Members:

President: Jeff Roper

Vice-President: Scott Roper

Treasurer: Debbie Barnes

Secretary: Linda Young

Head Elder: David Reese

Building & Grounds: Scott Sparks

Fellowship: Debbie Roper

Outreach: Anjanette Kerr

At-Large Council Member: Vacant

To contact a member of St. Matthew's Church Council, please contact the church office at 501-358-6252 or