Pr. Matt lives on Kent Island with his beautiful wife, Merry, a professor at UMBC, and his daughter. Before being called to be a pastor, Pr. Matt worked in the psychiatric rehabilitation field as a vocational counselor and spiritual caregiver. He also served as a chaplain at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. On his way to becoming a pastor, Pr. Matt attended Yale Divinity School and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. He is currently enrolled at United Lutheran Seminary earning his doctorate degree. Pr. Matt is an avid cyclist, and can be seen peddling down the highways and byways of the island on any given day. He also enjoys strumming the guitar, and has been known to play in both a Celtic and Dixieland band. He also loves cookies, and his favorite church service of the year is Christmas Cookie Sunday.