Matt & Lisa Weaver are the co-founders of River Church and The Portal School of Creativity and Innovation. They share a life-long vision to see the goodness of God made evident in the people around them and are committed to empowering people to access heaven’s creative solutions for every area of life.
Together they co-teach Unlocking Your Future and Creative Genius.Matt teaches Keys to the Kingdom, Kingdom Business and Heart of Worship. Lisa Teaches Becoming a Powerful Person, Prophetic Lifestyles, Epic Life Journal, Improv & Stage Presence.
Matt and Lisa have pastored for twenty years in Alaska, Washington, and Montana. Thirteen years ago they started and continue to operate Crystal River Home Preparations, a successful business in Southwest Montana.
Lisa is a gifted teacher and the President of Tree of Life Ministries, a non-profit devoted to teaching personal development in a variety of settings, including the local jail. Lisa published a book, “Beautiful Destiny,” in 2010. Her passion is to raise up the mature sons and daughters of God to carry the His glory to the ends of the earth.
Matt is a gifted communicator, musician and worship leader. He is currently working on a book series on Kingdom Economics. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and worked on a Masters of Biblical Studies at Seattle Pacific University.
The Weavers have lived in Bozeman, Montana, for more than twenty years. They have three grown daughters who are each remarkably creative. They love traveling, equipping, creating, and empowering the people around them to walk in the Divine Beauty they were created for.
An accomplished musician and anointed worship leader, Kathryn has many original songs to her credit and has recorded an all-original album in Nashville, Intimate Outloud, available on itunes.
Fun and creative and deeply in love with Jesus, Kathryn brings joy and freedom into the atmosphere wherever she goes. She co-teaches our creative sessions on worship and song writing and also brings fresh encounters into our prophetic classes.
You can follow her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathryn-Grace
Megan is creative on so many levels–an ever-flowing fountain of creative ideas! She keeps busy as a professional photographer and mother of 3. Megan teaches our Photography classes with amazing results! Check out her stunning work at http://www.meganmarieimagery.com/
Megan also co-teaches song-writing and comes from a family of prolific song-writers.
Other creative instructors are involved throughout the year in a variety of areas including art, painting, acting, dance, invention, film making, etc.
Ray Hughes, Adjunct Instructor
Ray Hughes will be joining our teaching staff as an adjunct instructor. Listening to Ray teach is like drinking life from a fire hose! He is a non-stop source of wisdom and prophetic insight that flows from the deep and stirs you to new heights.
Few men truly embody the heart of the Father as Ray does. He is as brilliant face to face as he is on the platform, genuine to the core. He will make you laugh, challenge your thinking, and leave you knowing that you have the father’s blessing.
Ray has traveled the world teaching and serving for more than thirty years. He is a strong proponent for creativity and innovation in the Body of Christ. He is a musicologist, musician, author, storyteller and historian of revivals.
Although he lives in Asheville, North Carolina, through, the wonders of Skype, we will be able to enjoy face to face interactive real-time connection with Ray from anywhere in the world he happens to be. What a blessing to have Ray’s international influence impacting our school and our community! Watch this video with Ray!
“Throughout history there was always a time and a place of encounter for all innovators and world-changers. The Portal School represents a time and a place for “creatives” to encounter God and be accelerated into their destinies.” –Ray Hughes
Find Ray at http://selahministries.com/