Say hello to the leadership team at Rooftop Church. The staff is led by Matt Herndon, the Lead Pastor, and includes those at Rooftop who are paid to serve the church. This includes a few pastors and administrative staff, all of whom, as part of their job, oversee other leaders and volunteers. Click the button to email us or text a pastor at 314-582-0093.


Matt Herndon

Lead Pastor

Matt Herndon is the founding pastor of Rooftop Church. As the Lead Pastor, he preaches on Sunday morning, supervises the staff, works with the deacons, shepherds the flock, co-leads the Rooftop elder team, and occasionally sweeps the floors. Matt’s been Rooftop’s Lead Pastor since 2000, when he started the church with the help of a bunch of great folks from Truman State University. He’s originally from St. Louis (Parkway North, ’92), went to Truman State (B.S. Speech Communication), Bethel University (M.Div.), and Covenant Seminary (D.Min.). His wife, Michele, is a nurse manager at Children’s Hospital, and they have three amazing kids--two on earth and one with Jesus. Matt's got too many passions and interests to list and not enough time to pursue them. But in his spare time he and his wife lead The Mitchell and Friends Foundation, dedicating to supporting children and families with Mitchell Syndrome. For more information visit mitchellandfriends.org.

Jason Herbig

Pastor of Worship and Technology

Jason Herbig has been leading worship at Rooftop since the very beginning – first as a volunteer and eventually as staff. After graduating from St. Louis University High in 1994, he attended Truman State University, where he met and worked in campus ministry with Matt. He currently holds a Masters in Worship Studies from Liberty University. Jason oversees the music, technical, and creative ministries at Rooftop. He has been married to Liza since 1998, and over the years they have amassed five children, two of whom were adopted through the foster care system. Jason’s interests include playing and recording music, watching movies, and staying involved with his kids’ growing number of activities and extracurriculars as much as he can. 

Heather Gain

Director of Communicatons &  Outreach

Heather Gain is the Director of  Communications and Outreach. She oversees the church's communications channels including the website, social media, and advertising. She also plans community outreach events including Trunk or Treat and Summerfest. Heather, who was formerly a crime reporter for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, joined the staff in 2010 in a part-time role and then transitioned to a full-time position in December 2020. She and her husband, JR, have two daughters - Lois and Ruby. Heather earned a bachelor's degree in communications  from the University of Oklahoma. She enjoys historic romance novels, board games, and the YouTuber Moriah Elizabeth.

Sean Sullivan

Family Pastor

Sean Sullivan is a Rooftopper and the Pastor of Youth and Families. He holds a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Liberty University. Sean is a Missouri native and graduated from Oakville Sr. High. As well as being your friendly neighborhood pastor, he also serves as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves since 2011. During his time in service, he has two overseas tours, specializes in suicide prevention training, PTSD counseling, and creating spiritual resiliency.

Sean has been happily married to Rebecca since 1996, and they have three amazing children: Drake, Colin, and Addie Kay. Rooftop has been their church home since 2006. 

Sean enjoys family time, movies, St. Louis Blues Hockey, creating art, coffee, and pop culture (ex. Star Wars, Marvel, etc. - in fact, he would start collecting comics again if Rebecca would allow; she will not, but she is coming around).

Jeremy DeBord

Pastor of Connections and Small Groups

Jeremy DeBord is the Pastor of Connections and Small Groups at Rooftop. He is a graduate of Lee University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeremy, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., spends his time working to help people get connected to Jesus and His Church. He and his wife, Lindsay, married in 2015 and have the two of the greatest daughters in the world, Nora and Audrey. Along with the family dog, Samwise, the DeBords love having people over to their house for food and games. 

Elizabeth Cook

Church Administrator

Elizabeth Cook serves as Rooftop’s Church Administrator. She oversees the day-to-day business of Rooftop including the calendar, building use, and office administration. She supports other ministries including the Rooftots Children’s Ministry. She joined the staff in February 2022. Elizabeth has a degree in music education from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She and her husband, Greg, have three children - Maggie, Elliott, and Cecilia. She serves on the Worship Team as a part-time leader. She enjoys Starbucks coffee, crafting, and hanging out with her family.

Ariel Stephens

Pastoral Intern

Ariel Stephens is a Rooftopper, former homeschooling mom and barista, turned Pastoral Intern. She’s currently a student at Pillar Seminary, working on her Master of Divinity. She leads small groups, teaches classes, preaches, and works with the staff in a variety of ministerial roles. She’s been married to her husband, Greg, for 17 years and they have four children: Jabin, Guinevere, Penelope, and Evelyn. Her interests include reading, solitary walks, and learning ancient Hebrew while eating street tacos.

Andrew Brouch

Worship Assistant

Andrew Brouch serves as Rooftop’s Worship Assistant. He helps our worship pastor and other staff members with all things music and technology. He joined the staff in January 2024. Andrew and his wife, Robyn, have three children.