Pastor Matthew Altman
Pastor Matt and his wife, Jillian, are from Jacksonville, Florida. After serving as missionaries in Israel and extensive work in youth ministry in the Lower 48, the Altmans moved to Kodiak to serve at Berean in 2016. They have two wonderful daughters. Matt holds a master's degree in Global Studies from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, and has also completed training and earned certification in global youth studies and youth mentoring. Matt's ministry passion is making and mobilizing disciples to the ends of the earth. In his free time, Matt enjoys fishing, dancing with his daughters, reading, and watching his beloved Jacksonville Jaguars lose football games.
Associate Pastor Eric Melling
Pastor Eric and his wife, Larissa, moved from Minnesota to serve at Berean in 2021. Eric earned a master's of divinity at Bethlehem College and Seminary, followed by ministry at a church in Minneapolis. Prior to seminary, Eric served in the US Armed Forces as an Army Ranger. Eric is passionate about personal discipleship and building up the church to be a blessing to the world. Eric and Larissa and their three beautiful children enjoy all of the seasons out of doors, from snowshoeing to mountain biking!
Carroll "Mort" Mortenson