We support church leaders like you, so you can better serve your volunteers and your community.

Working in a church environment often requires so much of you. To serve well, you have to figure out how to be a strong servant leader, how to effectively mobilize your volunteers, and how to spark a dynamic guest experience for your worship community. That's why we provide custom support and services to help you cast that vision and make it a reality for you and your church.

As you can read in her story, our owner, Mary Ann, is a passionate, faith-driven leader and knows first-hand how important it is to pour strength and love into the work you do, and into those that help you do it (like volunteers). With this experience in mind, she's crafted signature services for church leaders, whether as staff or volunteer.

Our Services for CHURCH LEADERS include:

Individual Ongoing Coaching | MatterSpark Coaching and Consulting

Individual Ongoing Coaching on Leadership and Guest Service

We'll work with you one-on-one  to identify ways to strengthen your leadership skills, improve the quality and efficiency of your church's guest service, and increase volunteer engagement (see right). We'll also walk alongside you to help take action with these ideas to spark change in your church community.

Online Coaching on Volunteer Engagement

With 10+ years of experience motivating and retaining volunteers, we specialize in coaching you towards better volunteer engagement. We know volunteer ministries inside and out, and we understand what it takes to keep volunteers not only around, but happy, fulfilled, and spreading the word as a critical part of your church.

Hosting Half-Day & Full-Day Workshops and Church Retreats

As a speaker and workshop facilitator, Mary Ann hosts custom half-day workshops, full-day workshops, and retreats for you and your staff and/or volunteers to focus on team building, leadership, guest service, and more. We can craft workshops that help you solve the problems you're facing, and motivate your community to make things happen.

Learn more through a complimentary 30-minute consultation.


We'd love to answer your questions and discuss ways we can collaborate with you to reignite your church community. We offer multiple complimentary 30-minute phone consultations each month. Request one by providing your information below.

For any questions, feel free to contact us directly at info (at) matterspark.com or (864) 729-2627.


What church leaders and pastors are saying...

"Mary Ann's infectious enthusiasm will motivate and inspire your team to go above and beyond in serving others and welcoming all who come through the door. 

If you need someone who is passionate about guiding teams to welcome everyone into your church, you need Mary Ann Sibley.

She knows what it is like to be a hurting and skeptical mom with little interest in church. Her life was transformed by hospitality and grace so she is passionate about helping others serve well. I'm inspired by her boundless energy and deep passion for connecting people to God.

Jesus has changed her and she can't rest till she's helped others experience hope and healing in Christ."

Dave Patchin
Executive Pastor, Lifepointe Church

"Her training helped our church plant break the 200 barrier. 

Mary Ann is the real deal! With years of experience, a deep love for the local church and practical insight, she helped us create an amazing team of volunteers equipped and envisioned to love and serve people well. When it comes to all things volunteer, there's nobody I'd more highly recommend."

-  Colby Lehmann
Lead Pastor, Antioch Church

"The principles she taught me amounted to nothing less than an entire culture change in our volunteer ministries.

My experience turned into a three year partnership with Mary Ann as an advisor to help me reshape all our volunteer ministries at Grace Church. She taught me how to:

  • Create simple and effective volunteer structures that makes serving rewarding and fun
  • Develop a vision that a transferable across all volunteer teams
  • Develop the lives of each member in your volunteer ministry
  • How to put the calling and ministry of Jesus at the center of every activity each Sunday morning

Not only are Sunday mornings better, but the lives of our volunteers have been changed. 
Simply put, I have traveled the country talking to a host of volunteer ministry experts at many great, not just good, churches. After each visit I just think to myself, "Mary Ann is still the best." 

-  Jeremy M. Gwaltney
Lead Pastor, Harvest Community Church


What church volunteers are saying...

"Mary Ann should come with a warning label. She oozes such energy and infectious enthusiasm that your team will never be the same again."

But her leadership is so much more than that. Mary Ann casts clear and consistent vision. There’s no doubt where you’re headed when she’s pointing at the horizon.

If you Google searched "servant leader," you would see her picture. I can tell you from personal experience that she’s dedicated to building leaders and pouring into the lives of those around her. In the years we served together, she constantly encouraged me to be the leader that Christ has gifted me to be."

- Jay J.
Church volunteer and Documentary Photographer/Videographer WRAL-TV

"Until I met Mary Ann, I was a typical 'stand on the sidelines' Christ follower. 

I have experienced tremendous growth in my relationship with Christ beginning in 2011 and Mary Ann was one of the key people that God put in my life to make that happen.

Serving is a big part of my and my family’s life now.  Our children see it in us and our families and friends see it in us."

- Kevin Giles
Church volunteer and Project Manager, Criterium-Giles Engineers, Inc.

"Serving under Mary Ann's leadership was a blessing to me.

I had a front row seat as Mary Ann grew and developed volunteer leaders and teams. Her energy, passion and vision for volunteers is contagious.

Her heart is for everyone to feel welcome when they walk through the doors of a church. That is displayed in the radical hospitality that her team provides consistently.

 I have learned so much from her with one of the biggest lessons being the value of having difficult conversations sooner rather than later."

- Michele Woodall
Church Volunteer and Certified Life Coach


Contact us here to start the conversation about your church, or reach us directly at info (at) matterspark.com or (864) 729-2627.