Meet the Team
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. Mercy City is also a part of the Next Level Relational Network and are honored to be Regional Leaders within this organization.
Matt and Carrie have a 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. We believe that a building doesn’t make a church but instead people make the church. At Mercy City Church Everyone. Always. Belongs. The reach of the church goes beyond its four walls into the city and around the world where God has placed us.
Matt & Carrie have four AMAZING children; Cooper (18), Eli (16), Emery (16), and Lilah Jane (12). As a family, they love spending time being active, mostly baseball/softball and bike rides. Ultimately they just LOVE their city and all things Husker related. They’re excited to see what God will continue to do.
Seward location leaders
Cassius and Kelsi Lee are the location leaders of Mercy City Seward. They live in Seward, NE with their four kids: Koleston (11), Kyson (5), Scottie (3), and Kohen (1). As a family, they enjoy baseball and being active outside with their young family.
Cassius and Kelsi were connected with Mercy City in 2018 and quickly saw the incredible impact that being connected to a local church has. They have a heart for Seward and all that God is doing to bring the Kingdom of Heaven closer one relationship at a time.
Directional Lead Team
Pastors Matt and Carrie Erikson
Location & Leadership Development Director
Additional Support staff
City Kids Director
City Youth Pastor