WHO WE ARE


OUR PASTORS

Pastors Matt & Carrie Erikson are the lead pastors of Mercy City Church in Lincoln, NE. In partnership with ARC, they planted Mercy City in February of 2015 after moving to Nebraska just 7 months earlier. Starting with a handful of people who showed interest in a new church, God has quickly grown Mercy City to a thriving community who sees hundreds worship together each weekend.

Matt and Carrie have heart for Lincoln and to see its people connect to the heart of God and to the house of God. They believe that this will be done by sharing the message of Jesus Christ in a fresh and relevant way. Doing church in a way that help people see that, we ARE THE CHURCH. Making a difference in our everyday lives, everywhere we are.

They share a vision for Mercy City, where Everyone. Always. Belongs. Also, where the reach of the church goes beyond its four walls into the city that God has placed them in, as well as around the world.

Matt & Carrie have four AMAZING children; Cooper (12), Eli (10), Emery (10), and Lilah Jane (5). As a family, they love spending time being active, mostly baseball/softball and bike rides (LJ is still learning). Ultimately they just LOVE their city and all things Husker related. They’re excited to see what God will continue to do.

 


OUR TEAM

 

Matt Erikson

Matt Erikson

Lead Pastor

Husband. Father. Pastor. Matt LOVES life and the people that he gets to live it with!

Contact at pastors@mercycity.church

Christian Hale

Christian Hale

Worship/Creative

Musician. Golfer. Sleep deprived.  Christian is always pursuing the next creative idea!

Contact at christian@mercycity.church

Lane & Emily Van Horn

Lane & Emily Van Horn

City Kids/Outreach

Married. Adventure. Dreamer.  The Van Horn’s can turn any situation into a memorable moment!

Contact at emily.vanhorn@mercycity.church or lane.vanhorn@mercycity.church

Brock & Chloe Blankenship

Brock & Chloe Blankenship

Mercy City Students

Married. Exciting. Compassionate.  Brock & Chloe are passionate about seeing students discover all that God has for them!

Contact at youth@mercycity.church

Carrie Erikson

Carrie Erikson

Co-Pastor

Wife. Mother. Writer.  Carrie’s presence makes every get together more fun!

Contact at pastors@mercycity.church

Jessica Jeneske

Jessica Jeneske

Wee City Kids (0 - 18 months)

Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur.  Jessica has an infectious love for all that she comes into contact with!

Robyn Werner

Robyn Werner

City Kids Jr. (2 - 3 years)

Wife. Friend. Dog lover.  Robyn’s desire to point children to Jesus is contagious.