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Staff & Leaders

Matt Mendenhall

Pastor Matt has served Smith Grove in many roles since 2003. He started as the interim Youth Pastor and became Lead Pastor in 2017. He married Tiffany in May 2000, and they have remained in Greenville since graduating from GU. They have four children: Ella, Ava, Isaac, and Owyn. While raising a family takes up…

Nathan Kriebel

Nathan found a church home at Smith Grove during his studies at Greenville College. Already a member of the worship team, he formally joined our staff in January 2016. Nathan is driven by a desire to see Jesus exalted in the church, particularly through corporate worship. Besides playing music, he enjoys reading, being outdoors, and…

Linda Duncan

Linda came to Smith Grove in 2007 and joined the staff in 2009. She has two sons, Stephen and Kelly; two grandsons, Brandon and Tucker; and one great grandson, Jaylon. Linda loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys reading, watch old movies and walking. Linda truly loves her job as Ministry Assistant and…

Wayne Pierce

Wayne and Dolores were both born in Bond County. High school sweethearts, they have now been married 65 years with a wonderful family. They were called into the ministry in 1955 and have pastored churches in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. Wayne and Dolores are now semi-retired but continue to be very busy as Wayne serves…