Matthew's Ministry

Awareness, outreach and support for persons with special needs and their families.

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It is our desire to show the love of God to all people and to incorporate them into the life of the church.

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Our child has a place where he can be himself and where he can feel loved. He is learning about God and creating his faith journey through that. It's such a relief to have Matthew's Ministry here.
Montera Jurascheks

Our Purpose

Matthew’s Ministry supports, empowers and encourages individuals of all abilities to become deeply committed Christians by knowing, loving and serving God.

At Resurrection Leawood, we have just moved into a new space in Building B that will allow us to better meet the needs of our Matthew's Ministry participants.

Ann and Jerry Joyner Share the Story of Matthew's Ministry

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Upcoming Events

We'd love to have you join us at any of our upcoming Matthew's Ministry events!

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The Matthew's Ministry Team


Marna Terblanche

Director of Matthew's Ministry

I was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States with my wonderful husband in December of 2003, shortly after we got married. We have 2 active boys (Ethan 13 and Nic 10) who keep us busy and on our knees. We became members of Church of Resurrection... Keep Reading

Beth Beth Bevil

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

I’ve been working at the Sonflower Bakery since October 2020. I have 11 years of experience working in the Special Ed Department for Blue Valley Schools. I’ve worked with children ages 4-17, and even enjoyed working at the Access House in the 18-21 year old... Keep Reading

Joan Baird

Sonflower Adult Learning Program Coordinator

Joan joined staff in 2012. She coordinates the Sonflower Program for adults with disabilities. Sonflower is a part of Matthew’s Ministry and includes the Sonflower Bakery! It is a day program – Monday through Friday – that includes art, music, gardening, drama,... Keep Reading

Debbie Hayes

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

I grew up in Atlanta and earned an accounting degree from Auburn University. I moved to Kansas City in 1992 and used my accounting background within the financial institution industry. I “retired” in 2012 and took some time off.I've been a member of... Keep Reading