Meet our leadership team
God’s really in charge around here. We don’t get to sit in on the Trinity’s board meetings or anything, but we read His memos (that’s the Bible), spend a lot of time praying for His leadership, and try to execute His will. The Elders are a group of volunteers elected by the congregation that handle most of the big decisions, like staffing, vision, theology, and helping clean up big church messes.
The team is always looking for feedback and ways to grow personally and the church. Use the form below to reach out or share your ideas.
Paul Mueller - President
Paul Mueller is a musician and IT specialist for a construction company. He grew up in a non-practicing Catholic family and found Jesus after college when a friend shared the gospel with him. He joined Rooftop 16 years ago along with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Ben. He has served with the worship and elder team along with many other ministries. Paul loves to lead worship, cook and cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Email Paul
Matt Herndon - Vice President
Matt Herndon has been Rooftop’s Lead Pastor since 2000, when he started the church with the help of a bunch of great folks. He’s originally from St. Louis (Parkway North, ’92), went to Truman State, Bethel University, and Covenant Seminary. His wife Michele is a pediatric nurse, and they’ve got three totally awesome children. He’s got a lot of interests, but he loves working on the house and watching movies. Email Matt
Greg Cook is an attorney who has attended Rooftop for more than 12 years with his wife, Elizabeth, and children - Maggie, Elliott, and Cecilia. He grew up in the church and then “re-committed my life” one summer in college when working at a Christian summer camp (Mountain T.O.P.). He's served with missions, Rooftots Children's Ministry, the Worship Tech Team, and as a Small Group Leader. Email Greg
Blake Ahrens is a middle manager at an insurance company. He and his wife, Gerilyn, have been married 20 years and have three biological children, Andrew, Alyssa, and Jessica, as well as nine foster children over the years. They have attended Rooftop since it was founded in 2001, except for four years in the middle when they lived in Central Illinois. Blake serves on the Greeting and Cleaning teams. Previously, he served a couple of stints on the elder team, led small groups, capital campaigns and a whole bunch of other stuff. Email Blake
Paul Colbert works as a manager in the Department of Defense. He became a Christian as a youth but didn’t really understand what it meant until he was a young man in the Army. He connected with a local pastor near Ft. Leonard Wood who challenged him to live for Jesus. Paul leads a small group and serves on the church marketing team. He and his wife, Mandi, have two sons, Porter and Grady. They have attended Rooftop for about 4 years. Email Paul.
Rob Weissler is a science teacher at Ritenour High School who has attended Rooftop since it first launched 19 years ago. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Micah and Leah. He has previously served as an elder, youth ministry leader and small group leader. He currently leads Rooftop's spring mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico every year. Rob like the outdoors and running. He said he loves the culture at Rooftop - "accepting of others where they are, but pushing them to grow closer to God." Email Rob.
The Elder team occasionally publishes a position paper to clarify the team's beliefs on a specific top. You can find links to those documents below.