Our Family

Who We Are

Who We Are

Meet Matt & Sarah
Meet the Team

Meet Matt and Sarah Keller

Lead Pastors

Matt and Sarah Keller moved from the only home they ever knew in Indiana to Fort Myers, FL when they were in their early twenties. With a big dream in their heart, a small team and only $9200, they planted Next Level Church in 2002. Starting with 35 people in a movie theater, later moving to South Fort Myers High School, Next Level remained portable for nine years while consistently growing every year. After moving into their first permanent facility, God has used Pastor Matt and Pastor Sarah to lead the church from 35 people at its grand opening in 2002, to now over 3,000 people in three locations and a Dream Center.

The Keller’s have always had a heart to coach and train others. There has been a lot of learning along the way and they are continuing to take notes, so they can help others. Pastoring ministry leaders is just a part of their calling! They want to help pastors and their teams grow and learn how to become better leaders in the body of Christ! It can be a lonely road and the Keller’s desire is to come along side and assist ministry leaders by providing life-giving relationships, and ideas, concepts and principles that will help to take pastors and churches to the next level.

Our Team

Dan Stauffer

Relational Network Pastor
dan.stauffer@nextlevelchurch.com

Dan and his wife Stephanie planted Life Church Jersey in Randolph, NJ with ARC in 2008. They transitioned their church in February of 2016 and joined the Next Level Church staff. Dan has been serving on the Relational Network team since February of 2019. Called to pastor and lead pastors, Dan ensures our current members are known, loved and challenged and that new leaders are being developed for the Relational Network to grow.

Kim Busse

Relational Network Administrator
kim.busse@nextlevelchurch.com

Kim and her husband planted CityPlace Church in Lakeland, Florida in 2016 and were a part of the Relational Network as lead couples. They transitioned their church in September of 2020 and came on staff at Next Level Church in October of 2020. With a passion for systems and administration, Kim partners with the Network team to implement the vision and strategies of the Relational Network.

Brotherhood Group Leaders

Brad Leach

City Life Phily

David Wright

Life Link Church

Devin Webb

Connect Church

Chris Lockemy

Epic Church

Bryan Lamoureux

Reverb Church

Mark Rouse

Epic Church

Scott Hayes

Element Church

Adam Petersen

Rise Church

Sean Jazdzyk

Thrive Chapel

Moises Aguayo

Devoted Church

Shane Johnston

Resonate Church

Matt Erikson

Mercy City Church

Andrew McLean

414 Church

Daniel Taylor

Elevation Church

David Stocker

Brave Church

Ted Winsley

The Family Church

Josh Butcher

Vertical Church

Sisterhood Group Leaders

Rebecca Petersen

Rise Church

Ericka Hayes

Element Church

Leah Leach

City Life Phily

Ashley Webb

Connect Church

Lori Lockemy

Epic Church

Tara Jazdzyk

Thrive Chapel

Rachel Johnston

Resonate Church

Rebecca Rouse

Epic Church

Dawn Winsley

The Family Church

Carrie Erikson

Mercy City Church

Renee Lamoureux

Reverb Church

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