Matthew Severns

I work for the local commercial real estate company of Kessinger Hunter, and I’ve been an industrial broker with them for the last six years. My wife and I have served for several years at Redeemer as Gospel Community leaders and more recently as coaches. I have also been involved with the organizing and leading of Men’s Leadership Labs, participated in the planning and oversight of building projects, and serve in children’s ministry.

I always said I didn’t want to date a girl until I could drive. So at 16 and behind the wheel of my own car, I went on my first date. Seven years later, I married my first date, and we celebrated 10 years of marriage this last year. Lindsay and I have four children, David (2006), Annie (2008), Ruthie (2011), and Claudia (2013).

I was born in Vancouver, Canada but have lived most of my life in the Kansas City area. Lindsay and I both attended Shawnee Mission East High School (’98) and have lived in Prairie Village/Leawood for the last 10 years. We now live in the Midtown area of Kansas City.

Education & Experience

  • B.S. Taylor University, Business Systems
  • MBA Rockhurst University
  • Favorite books outside the Bible

  • The Peacemaker, Ken Sande
  • Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller
  • Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon
  • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Paul David Tripp
  • Shoeless Joe, W.P. Kinsella
  • Hobbies/interests
    I really do love the Royals. I also enjoy cycling for exercise and I love to work in the yard and around my house.