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Matthew is discerning a vocation to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church. He is a member of St Paul’s Parish, Riverside, Illinois, where he is the webmaster, parish council member, lector, altar server, and altar guild member. He has completed nine courses of theological study at Catholic Theological Union and two courses at Nashotah Theological Seminary.
Born in Washington, D.C., Matthew grew up in Milwaukee, and into college played football (quarterback) and myriad other sports along the way with an unfortunate foray into skateboarding. He attended Washington University in St Louis and graduated with a major in English Literature and minor in Creative Writing. A musician, he has been trained in guitar, piano, voice, and composition. He is an 8-yr resident of Chicago, where he lives with his wife and four young girls. As hobbies, he makes country wines and sourdough bread, cooks for the family, home-educates, occasionally composes film scores and poems, and is the webmaster for friends who are sixth-generation hog farmers in Michigan.
Matthew’s musical compositions include commissions to compose for wedding ceremonies as well as film scores. His music has been performed in small venues in Los Angeles, Milwaukee, St Louis, Minneapolis, St Paul, Boston, New York City, Boulder, and Chicago. Several films he has scored have achieved recognition in festivals internationally, and he has scored a TV commercial for George Foreman-endorsed product.
While at Washington University, he studied poetry with Yusef Komunyakaa and Carter Revard. While living in Chicago, he has studied music remotely with W.A. Mathieu, developmental psychology remotely with Ken Wilber, theology with Father Thomas Fraser, and philosophy with Herman Stark, PhD.
Washington University in St. Louis
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago (Enrolled)
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Matthew will travel within 5 miles of Lyons, IL 60534.
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