Matt Kesler

Matt comes to us from Richmond, Virginia. He has lived in the Short Pump area and currently lives with his family in Mechanicsville. He graduated from Virginia Tech this past spring with a degree in Business Management. Matt says he enjoys any kind of sports, as well as hiking, camping, campfires, boating, and spending quality time with friends.

During his time at Virginia Tech, he spent two years involved with Cru, then worked with Young Life College during his final two years. He has a passion for global missions and says he is super excited to begin his time with us at Northstar!

Matt is the Youth Minister on the staff at Northstar. Visit our leadership page to get to know the rest of the team.

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Crossroads Camp Day 3

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A parent texted me the other day saying that a “heat wave” was hitting the Carolinas and I responded by saying “we’re definitely feeling it.” Even with the hot temperatures and high humidity, the students are having an incredible time! Sharie King led our morning breakout session and she talked about what it looked like for us to eliminate distractions …

Crossroads Camp Day 2

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I can’t believe that this day is already over but it was another exciting and PACKED day! After a brief night of sleep, we gathered together for breakfast and a few morning worship services! From my two roommates, I got to hear a story of my wonderful sleep talking skills. We also laughed about the story of a  particular student …

Crossroads Camp Day 1

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This morning, our youth group left the ministry center at 7:30 to head down to Crossroads camp in Anderson, SC for the week! We stopped and ate some Christian chicken, of course, at Chick-fil-A and made great time in getting to our destination. Upon arrival the staff was extremely welcoming and made all of the students and our leaders feel …

Youth Leader Spotlight – Autumn Halsey

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Hi Northstar family! I am Autumn Halsey! I am from a small town known as Independence in Grayson County, Virginia. I love the mountains and the small-town feel so Blacksburg was a perfect place for me to call “Home” for undergrad. I will graduate in December from Virginia Tech with a degree in Accounting and a degree in Business Management. …

Youth Leader Spotlight – Adelyn Noble

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Hello Northstar family! I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and spent my childhood in a small town near there until I moved to Blacksburg, VA at the start of middle school! I consider Blacksburg home and am thankful that the Lord brought me to such a special place! I just finished my freshman year at Christopher Newport University where …

Youth Intern Spotlight – Bobby Murray

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In addition to being one of our volunteer leaders, Bobby Murray will be interning with us! I knew Bobby from my time as a Young Life leader in college and I am excited that he will be helping out this summer! Bobby just graduated this past spring with a double major in Public Relations and Religion and is originally from …

Passion Week Devotional: Wednesday

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This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2018

The beautiful part about the Gospels, is that each author shares a different perspective. It’s the same truth, but told from a different viewpoint. The story of a woman anointing Jesus’ head with perfume is recorded in Matthew, Mark, and John. In this devotional, I will be focusing on the account recorded in Matthew 26:6-13. Matthew begins the passage with …

The Church Needs More HEALTHY Leaders, Not Just More Leaders

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been studying the book of Hosea. For those of you who haven’t read the book, the Lord uses Hosea (a prophet to the northern part of Palestine-Israel) and his relationship with his unfaithful spouse (Gomer) to portray the relationship between an unfaithful nation (Israel) and a faithful God. In Chapter 4, verses 6-9, the …

Leader Spotlight- Nate Deacon

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In addition to Jake Clark, we also are having Nate Deacon join our team of Adult Youth Leaders! Nate is from Glen Ridge, NJ, a small town outside of New York City and is a Senior here at Virginia Tech. Nate is currently studying Marketing Management and he is hoping to pursue a job that will allow him to do anything/everything marketing. …