Matthew was born the youngest of a family of seven children. After graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota, Matthew began a period of moving and experiencing different parts of the U.S. Finally, Matthew settled down in 2001 by marrying Anne. Together they have four children. Matthew served as an Ordained Lutheran Pastor (E.L.C.A.) beginning in 2006. In 2015, Matthew graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and soon after, began his counseling career with Lutheran Services in Iowa. Matthew has since gone out on his own in private practice.
Leading worship on an occasional basis--Matthew