Kerner.net is the personal weblog of Matt Kerner. He is married to Sarah Kerner who is an assistant city attorney for Springfield, MO. They have two sons, Josiah, who was born in March of 2010 and Sam, who was born in July of 2013. The family shares their house with a dachshund named Lucy.

Kerner.net was originally a repository of Kerner’s cooking experiments, recipes, and restaurant experiences. These days it wanders into other areas given Kerner’s technology background and current work in the local church, but still sometimes includes food.

Currently Matt Kerner is serving as the lead pastor at Ava United Methodist Church. Prior to serving at Ava UMC Kerner was on pastoral team at Wesley UMC in Springfield serving primarily with college students and in downtown ministry. Kerner has also worked in churches as the pastor of creative arts and college ministry working with creative worship process, video production, web design and communication strategy.

Prior to entering ministry Kerner was a founder of Educara Software Corporation, a small ISV that specializes in building tools that help businesses manage institutional knowledge and a principal of Show-Me Interactive, an interactive media development firm specializing in CD-ROMs, kiosks and online applications.

He has served as an Adobe Community Professional. He has written or edited several books on Macromedia software products over the years and continues to give back to the development community.

Kerner is also a foodie (if you couldn’t tell given the nature of this blog). Kerner acquired a taste for fine food when working in a startup during the Internet bubble. When he broke off to start his own firm the spirit of frugality ruled out eating in nice restaurants every day, but it didn’t stop the desire for good food. Kerner solved his quest for the food of restaurants by learning to cook it. While he is by no means a formally trained chef he feels comfortable with just about any type of cuisine or pastry. Kerner loves cookbooks of all sort and will buy them at any opportunity (much to his wife’s displeasure).

Outside of technology, ministry and food Kerner bikes, has run the occasional triathlon, wants rocking the boat to be part of his official job description, and likes a nap whenever possible. Other hobbies include anything outdoors, fly fishing, model railroads and general troublemaking. He is attempting to learn to play the guitar. He also enjoys a Broadway musical.

Kerner can be contacted via email: matt -{at}- kerner.net