Our Team

Ben Haug

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Ben grew up in Austin, Texas, where he grew to know Jesus at Hill Country Bible Church. Ben went down South to Texas State University, where he studied early childhood education and served in college ministry at his local church. After many hours floating the river, Ben felt called into full-time ministry and returned to … Read more

Caroline Glath

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Caroline is helping us as a resident in our college ministry. She has been an incredible help to our team.

Matt Tolander

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Matt Tolander serves as the Spiritual Formation Pastor at Midtown and has called Austin home for more than twenty-five years. Matt is passionate about making mature apprentices of Jesus who experience intimacy and interactivity with God. Prior to joining Midtown in 2017, Matt worked primarily with college students in church and parachurch settings as a … Read more

Steven Flolid

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Steven Flolid was born in the midwest before moving to Texas in 2009. He graduated from the university of Texas, married his highschool sweetheart, and joined Midtown the summer of 2017.  Steven has been involved at Midtown in a variety of ways and always enjoys getting to meet new people. Community, discipleship, and joy are … Read more

Linda Bennighof

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I’ve always loved to draw and paint, and I agree with Vincent Van Gogh’s quote: “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” I would also add “…and to respond to God’s love through Jesus Christ.” That truth has molded me for the last 40 years of my adult life as an ongoing … Read more

Isaiah Cruz

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Isaiah was born in Austin and raised in central Texas.  He began leading worship at 19 for Teen Community Bible Study in Walburg, TX where he met his wife Aimee.  After a few years, Isaiah began leading his church in worship at Terranova Church in Georgetown, TX.  Terranova graciously sent him on a six-month worship … Read more

Alex Ralston

Alex was born and raised in Houston where he met his future wife, Leanne, in high school Chemistry class. After graduating from West Point, Alex served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army before moving to Austin in 2014. Alex and Leanne discovered Midtown when the church was still meeting at Bryker Woods Elementary … Read more

Kari Chevalier

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Kari graduated from the University of Maryland (Fear the Turtle!) in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education. At UMD, Kari was a competitive cheerleader and most importantly met her husband, Josh. Right after college, Josh and Kari got married and made their way to Austin. They currently live in Mueller and are proud parents … Read more

Lauren Flolid

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I’m a Texas gal who made a major upgrade by moving from Houston to Austin after marrying my high school sweetheart, Steven. We have loved our life in ATX and being at Midtown since 2017.  I work as a CPA at Dell Technologies. Outside of work, you can find me hosting friends for board game … Read more

Austin Hill

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Austin Hill started following Jesus in 8th grade through the Confirmation process at the Lutheran church where he grew up. He moved to Austin in 2011 to start school at UT and got connected to Hill Country Bible Church UT right away. He got plugged in with a discipleship group and began serving on the … Read more