Matthew's Ministry

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

Visit Our New Special Needs Care Site

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

Matthew's Ministry Event Photos
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 recently moved into a new space in Building B that will allow us to better meet the needs of our Matthew's Ministry participants.

NEW Special Needs Care Web Site

Families of loved ones with special needs are no different from other families with regards to needing care for before and after school, during the summer, or for a dinner out, yet, it is exponentially harder for those families to find care because of the makeup of their family.

Do you love spending time with children? Do you love caring for individuals with special needs and have a little free time on your hands? Please prayerfully consider applying to be a care provider for families who desperately need your help. Not only will the family be truly blessed by your services, but the joy you will receive from such an opportunity is priceless! Learn more at our new Special Needs Care site.

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

See the Sonflower Program on YouTube

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

Matthew's Ministry Director

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

Joan Baird

Sonflower Adult Learning Program Director

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

Ali Lamontagne

Sonflower Adult Learning Program Director

I started attending Church of the Resurrection as a child after my family moved to Kansas City from Ohio. I grew up in the church, attending youth group, choir, mission trips and confirmation. I studied EMS at Johnson County Community College and worked as an EMT for... Keep Reading

Rachel Boylan

Sonflower Adult Learning Program Care Associate

My family and I have recently moved back to Kansas from Colorado where we are happy to be closer to family! I am excited to be a part of the Sonflower Adult Learning Program here at COR. I think it is an amazing program and love seeing how much the Learners grow and... Keep Reading