At CCC, I am thankful for the chance to work with such service-minded men and women in the body of Christ. I celebrate all the wonderful opportunities and Kingdom moments we’ve experienced along the way over the last ten years. God’s love has been shared with our neighbors, and I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished together. I am also quick to thank God for his grace and his hand on this ministry–for it is surely He who has blessed our efforts.

I am grateful to have served as Executive Director for the last ten years, and as this year comes to a close, I will be passing the torch to CCC’s next leader. After much prayer, discussion, and interviewing, CCC’s board of directors is excited to announce that Matt Powlen will begin as Executive Director in January 2015. As of January, I will begin full-time as a production manager and audio engineer with Bunt Backline Event Services out of Gainesville, Florida. I’m looking forward to using my gifts and talents in additional arenas. I will continue to have opportunities to enjoy serving churches, and I will also have new opportunities to serve musicians, performers, and patrons at events needing audio/visual production in the state of Florida.

Visit or contact me if you would like to know more about my future endeavors.

Matt Powlen and his wife, Emily, are members of Grace United Methodist church in Gainesville, FL. He serves with the outreach and disaster response ministries at Grace Methodist. Matt has been an active leader with CCC over the last two years as a volunteer team coordinator and work site supervisor. Matt has a passion for servant leadership, a calling to equip the Church to help people, and his theological background contributes to his insight to be able to work with people from various church backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. Matt has an extensive construction knowledge-base and a great sense of humor as well!  I’ve enjoyed getting to know Matt, I’ve enjoyed working with him on the project sites, and I’ve been able to depend on his leadership. I encourage you to lend Matt your friendship and support, and join CCC’s board in anticipating what God will do next as we love our neighbors and develop our community together.

God’s grace working through people has always been the fuel that has propelled this organization. This organization is simply God’s people loving our neighbors in the name of Jesus, contributing to our community flourishing. CCC’s mission will continue to be, “Expressing the love of God by equipping the Church to help people.”  I look forward to what Christian community development looks like with CCC as well as in our own lives as individuals with our families, neighbors, and our beloved community.

May the peace and grace of God be with us all,