Lead Pastor Matt Chapirson
Pastor Matt became the Lead Pastor of Rhapsody Church in January 2019, after the founding pastors, Brandon and Joy Berg, accepted an assignment to pastor in Eugene, Oregon. Pastor Matt’s journey to becoming Lead Pastor of Rhapsody has been beautiful and exciting. Looking back, it would seem that God was directing Matt and his family into this position at Rhapsody with clear evidence, even from Matt’s original call into ministry. Matt’s passion is to see the people of Rhapsody find belonging, purpose and connection and a greater passion to work for the wholeness of Clark County.
Prior to accepting this position, Matt had over 17 years of pastoring experience. He and his wife Sara have been married for 17 years and have two beautiful children, Abigail and Elijah. When he is not pastoring, Matt enjoys writing (especially with his daughter), WWE (with his son), and drumming. He is also the co-owner of Form 7 Productions, a video production company.
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Worship Pastor Caleb and Jess Hardy
Pastor Caleb and Jess are beyond blessed to be able to partner together to lead worship at Rhapsody Church. Individual and corporate worship is a passion, a pursuit and a journey for both of them. Playing music with their team is a privilege and joy.
At Rhapsody, Pastor Caleb also has a hand in helping with administration, generating new ideas and improvements, and leading transitions in many areas. Outside of Rhapsody he also finds joy and fulfillment in hands-on projects, nature, building, learning history and philosophy and the University of Oregon Ducks. He has his Masters in Education, has been a pastor in Lodi, California and at Rhapsody for a total of 12 years, a principal of a K-8th grade school, and a transportation broker.
In addition to helping with worship and a wide variety of other things at Rhapsody, Jess enjoys writing, reading her son Daniel’s books, homeschooling their two oldest children, various legal projects- including volunteering at the YWCA, and chasing waterfalls. Jess and Caleb have been adventuring together for 15 years. They both enjoy shooting hoops with their son, Daniel, dancing with their daughter Haven, and singing “Let It Go” with Grace.
Guest Services/Rooted Director Sara Chapirson
Sara has a heart for hospitality, excellence and atmosphere. She handles all things for Guest Services and for the Rooted experience. Sara is married to Pastor Matt and they have two children, Abi and Eli. In her spare time, (ha ha, she is a mom), she can be found pursuing the plant section at Fred Meyers, or knitting a hat for Ed and Sandy Byerly to take to the outreach at the park on Saturdays.
Kids Unwrapped Director Myhriah Young
Myhriah is our Kids Unwrapped director of 3 years. She is creative and passionate when it comes to working with children. Her desire is to teach kids to reach out to others for the kingdom. Kids Unwrapped is a family affair; you will often see Myhriah, her husband Alex and two children working to set up and get KU running. Her crew is like family too; working hard to love on Rhapsody’s kids, but also getting together to do awesome activities. The newly established KU Leadership Team is a close-knit group of volunteers, who want the ministry to thrive. They run hard and throw-in to move the vision of KU toward a bright future.
Professionally, Myhriah is an Office Assistant for Successful Learning Educational Services, and by night she is the owner of The Luvin’ Life, where she hosts a podcast and runs online courses, workshops and more. She is also an avid crafter and has more ideas than she has time for. In her “spare time”, she is pursuing an education with INSTE.
Service Management Director Alex Young
Alex oversees our Service Management Team and is gifted in many areas – technology, process, troubleshooting and communication. Alex, a calm and assertive personality, is always one step ahead, attacks problems with a huge dose of common sense and helps keep the Sunday morning experience running smoothly, either personally or through the team of Service Managers he leads. He also assists his wife, Myhriah, with the many technical aspects of running Kids Unwrapped. When he is not at Rhapsody or actively dating his wife, Myhriah, he explores forests throughout the northwest and maintains an epic beard. He and Myhriah have two children: Byanca and Chrystian.
Life Groups Directors Ed and Sandy Byerly
Ed and Sandy Byerly are the Life Group Directors for Rhapsody Church. Their passion is growing spiritually and helping others do that same. They love Rhapsody Church and Vancouver and serve tirelessly: at multiple Rhapsody life groups every week, regularly at the Leverich Park homeless outreach, with Heart Change, and many other ways behind the scenes at Rhapsody. They have been our Life Group Directors since August of 2016. After 45 years of marriage they love spending time together Goodwilling, antiquing, and Starbucking. Their leadership is compassionate and empathetic; they have dealt with helping many people overcome addictions, and set up meals and other resources for people dealing with transitions and loss.
Communications Arts Director Apryl Mar
Apryl geeks out on all things vision and culture related. She brings 14 years of ministry in arts and communication to the team. After a year at Rhapsody, Apryl was called to help forge and lead our Communication Arts Team in October 2017. Professionally, she is a gifted Graphic Arts Director and has a freelance graphic solutions business. She thinks deeply and communicates uniquely about life, love and relationships. In God’s hands one of her greatest challenges became a great gift as she both embraces and wrestles with dyslexia. This challenge made her and overcomer, thinking outside the box, and finding many times this is a gift that doesn’t stop her from pursing expression in many forms. She loves hands on creative arts, meaningful conversations, prayer, walks in the woods, the ocean air, and all that is our beautiful Northwest. Her favorite person is her husband Brian Mar. They have been married for 17 years, and they have two boys: Elijah and Silas. She oversees all visual, digital and written communication for Rhapsody.
Youth Director Daniel Gillock
Daniel Gillock is the Youth Director for Rhapsody Church and regularly manifests a heart and passion to invest in and empower the next generation. Professionally, he teaches Chemistry and Physics and serves as the head Middle School Football coach at a local private school. Daniel received his Bachelors in Biology and has a Master’s Degree in Teaching. He has been married to his beautiful wife Kayla for over a year and they love going on adventures, whether hiking the gorge or walking the streets of Disneyland. In addition to working with youth, Daniel is a personal trainer.
Mobile Team Director David Kennedy
David Kennedy is Rhapsody Church’s Mobile Team Director. He sees what needs to be done and does it. He is excited to build a multi-generational team to meet the needs of Rhapsody as a mobile church.