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Staff

Michael & Hilary Mathews
Pastor

Michael and Hilary Mathews joined the community of Saint Patrick in the summer of 2007. Michael first served as Saint Patrick’s Executive Pastor and subsequently was called to serve as its Senior Pastor.

Previously, Michael worked with City Presbyterian Church in Denver and as a missionary in Lyon, France. It was in Lyon that Michael met and married Hilary. They are now raising 5 boys: Jack, Jeb, Will, Witt and Luke and spend most of their free time trying to soothe, coax, corral and referee this energetic quintet.

Michael received his Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.

Raul & Tara Cruz
Director of Spiritual Development

Raul and Tara started attending Saint Patrick's in October 2012 because "the church building looked pretty". Little did they know that, from Day One, they'd be assaulted by the beauty of the Gospel through the teaching, music, liturgy, and hospitality of its members.

Yes, they had both spent almost twenty years in student ministries and a church planting venture in Laramie, WY. But after a seven-year hiatus that Raul describes as "hellaciously beautiful" including a number of short lived careers in construction, debt-collecting and coffee shop ownership, he has recently joined the Saint Patrick staff as Director of Spiritual Development. You can learn more about their journey here.

Blayne & Deborah Chastain
Music Director / Youth Leader

The Chastains moved from Nashville in 2001 to help start St. Pat's with Shane & Jean Sunn. Blayne was working as a freelance guitarist and Deborah as a youth director for Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN. Blayne enjoys writing new music to old hymns and working with the many talented musicians at St. Pat's. Deborah loves her work with the youth group and also is very involved in the worship team.

Blayne studied guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston and later earned his masters degree in Irish flute performance from the University of Limerick in Ireland. Deborah studied English and Theater at Auburn University.

An entrepreneur by birthright, Blayne has developed many businesses over the years including Whistle & Drum ( mail order Irish musical instruments ), the Macy Jones Collective ( collaborative workspace ), Cloudgate ( aerial cinematography ) and teaches Irish traditional music online through BlayneChastain.com.

The Chastains have 2 awesome kids, Erin & Grady, and a sweet old border collie mix, Darcy.