Pastor Matt grew up in Rockford, Illinois. Following high school he attended Concordia Chicago University in River Forest, Illinois. Following college he attended Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served his vicarage at Calvary Lutheran Church in Yuma, Arizona.
Prior to accepting the call to St. Paul’s, he served as Associate Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Mayville Wisconsin and as sole pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Findlay, Ohio. He has also served as a volunteer administrative chaplain for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in Findlay, Ohio working with both the enforcement unit and administration.
Pastor Matt and his wife Susie are blessed with a daughter Emma and two sons Thomas and John.