Meet the team.
Rev. Ryan Motter
Rev. Ryan Motter lives by a few simple words: be intentional, be persistent, and be gentle. He's a Kansas City-native shaped by some time in Texas and Tennessee, and he shares his life with Lydia, Eliza, his partner Suzanne, and their family pup Jeffy Lu. Ryan began as the Sixth Senior Minister of Creekwood in September 2023.
Rev. Suzanne Motter
Minister of Community Life
Suzanne is passionate about creating opportunities for people to serve in love and learn alongside others. She finds joy and will never tire of reminding people they are God’s beloved. Along with her husband Ryan, also serving at Creekwood, she has two children, Lydia, Eliza, and a girl dog named Jeff Louise (JeffyLu). Suzanne finds life, joy and renewal when she is able to get outside on/near a lake or river.
Rev. Casey Matthews
Minister of Administration
Casey has an inherent drive to make all people feel welcome and accepted, and she brings this to life in her communication, interaction, and all that she does at Creekwood. When she isn't busy laughing and loving those in our community, she can be found spending time with her son, William, and her husband, Ryan.
Rev. Gabe Edwards
Gabe is passionate about congregational song and works with both the choir and praise band to encourage everyone to make a joyful noise. He loves all kinds of music from rap to classical. Gabe enjoys spending time with his wife, Mariah, playing video games, hanging out with friends, and playing disc golf.