OUR LEADERSHIP & STAFF
Matt Brown, Interim Pastor
Matt Brown is the Senior Pastor of Resurrection Brooklyn and the Interim Pastor at RBH. He and his wife, Deb, met while attending college in New York and doing youth ministry together in Brooklyn. After Matt graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 1996, they were married and moved back to New York where Matt served as Associate Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Rye, NY for seven years. They returned to Brooklyn in 2003 and live in Park Slope with their three children: Flannery, Charlotte and Walker. Matt is an avid sports fan and will root for the Boston Red Sox until the Dodgers return to Brooklyn.
Alex Amadeo, Music Director
Alex is excited and honored to be the Music Director at Resurrection Brooklyn Heights. Alex hopes to create an environment of communal singing, praise and reflection that points everyone to the Gospel of Christ.
Originally from New Orleans, Alex grew up in a musical family. There he attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts|Riverfront. Alex holds degrees of music in composition from Syracuse University and Manhattan School of Music, where he now works. He also enjoys working in film, having scored many shorts and feature length films.
Alex enjoys running, saints football, reading, and sharing meals with friends and family. Alex and his wife Michele have two dogs, Claude and Wolf, and are expecting their first child in April 2019.
LeeAnn Valvano, Children's Ministry Director
LeeAnn has been a part of the Resurrection Brooklyn community for over 10 years. She and her husband, Beau, and their two children, Rocco and Lulu moved to the neighborhood in 2015. She is thrilled to nurture the children’s understanding of God and elevate the voices of our youngest members.
LeeAnn is originally from Cary, North Carolina and moved to the city to attend NYU. She received a B.F.A. from Tisch School of the Arts in Drama and Psychology and has a Master's degree from Hunter College in Early Childhood General and Special Education. She is the Assistant Director of Beginnings Nursery School where she has worked for 14 years. LeeAnn loves to do yoga, play dress-up with her kids, and share a well curated charcuterie plate with friends