Pastor Matt loves to reach out to all people and share with them the good news of Jesus Christ. He finds great joy in talking to people, especially when he gets to preach and teach to his family here at our Shepherd! Pastor Matt has a wife, Tracie Douglas, and four children, Isaac, Levi, Eden, and Lydia. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his family, take walks, watch movies, and eat good food. Pastor Matt graduated from Concordia Chicago in 2008 with his BA in Elementary Education. After teaching for a time at Trinity Lutheran School in Grand Island, NE, he accepted his calling from God to pursue the Pastoral Office and so left Nebraska in 2012, traveling to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. On July 9, 2016, Pastor Matt was Ordained at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and School and serves his family here with great joy! In February 2022, Pastor Matt was Installed as Senior Pastor.