Matthew grew up Seward, NE before attending our pastor/teacher training college in New Ulm, MN called Martin Luther College.  After four years he graduated and moved onto our post-graduate school for pastors – Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI.  While there he spent his third year as a vicar (paid internship) at Christ Lutheran Church and School in Eagle River, WI as well as St. John’s Lutheran Church in Phelps, WI.  He graduated in the spring of 2006 and was Called to serve Living Word Lutheran Church in Montrose, CO in July of 2006. He is married to Jessica, the director of Living Word Lutheran Preschool, and they have three children: Emma, Elijah, and Seth.

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.  And that is what we are! —1 John 3:1

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