Pastor Matthew came to Saint Paul in July 2014. Prior to serving at Saint Paul, he was an associate pastor at First UMC Russellville, AR and the pastor of Prairie Grove UMC. Matthew and his wife Heather have been married 16 years and have one daughter, Elisa, who is 12.
Matthew was a member of the Charter Class at the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Sciences (1995) before attending the University of Arkansas (2000, B.A. English). He then attended Asbury Theological Seminary (2003, Masters of Divinity; 2017, Doctor of Ministry).
He enjoys reading, writing, computing, and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.