Matt Hallenbeck has been our pastor since 2005. He is married to Kristen and together they have three boys; Matthew, Ian, and Will and two little girls, Marin and Bridget. Matt grew up in Central New York, graduating from Notre Dame High School in Utica. After serving with the Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., attending college in Tennessee, completing graduate work in Georgia, pastoring in Alaska, and serving as an Army chaplain at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he is glad to be home. As he pastors the church at Bellewood, he also serves as the North Syracuse Police Chaplain and is a Chaplain with the Air National Guard at Hancock Field in Syracuse. His passion is to help make a place where people can connect with each other and with God.