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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Posts by Matt Kesler

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. …

Spotlights and Platforms

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Last night, myself and over 100 million of my closest friends tuned in to watch the most televised event of the year: The Super Bowl. For those of you who decided to watch This Is Us instead, you missed a thrilling game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. As a fan who didn’t have a tie to …

Youth Leader Spotlight – Jake Clark

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I would like to take a moment and introduce you to our newest Youth Leader! Jake Clark is going to be working with the middle school boys in ReVerb. Jake is from Williamsburg, Virginia and, as a Sophomore here at Virginia Tech, is studying Finance. After his time at school, he’s hoping to pursue a career in Financial Advising and …