St. Matthew
Lutheran Church

132 E. 13th Street

Port Angeles, WA 98362

Tel: 1-360-457-4122


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Church Staff:


Pastor: Rev. Roger Sonnenberg
Pastor Sonnenberg is the vacancy pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.  A biography for Pastor Sonnenberg will be published in the future.


Organist: Kenneth Young

Ken began serving St Matthew in the summer of 2014. Ken has a Masters Degree in Sacred Music, as well as many years of experience teaching and training others to play the piano. 

Preschool Teacher: Ariana Servin

Thank you for serving Christ through your gift of teaching at St. Matthew Lutheran Preschool, Ariana!  We will miss you and pray God's blessings for you in your new position.

Preschool Teacher's Aid: Michele Nilsen

My name is Michelle Nilsen and I am thrilled to be serving as a Teacher’s Assistant at St. Matthew Lutheran Preschool this school year.  For the past 23 years I have served, first as a teacher and then as the Director, for Prince of Peace Lutheran Preschool in Everett, WA.  Last summer, with my youngest daughter getting married and moving into her new life, I felt the call to retire from Prince of Peace, sell my townhouse and move to my cabin out on Lake Sutherland.  My prayer was to still work but in a lesser capacity…God answered that prayer by bringing me to St. Matthew! 

 I actually have two daughters and two grandsons from my oldest daughter (yes, they are my greatest joy!!)  I love to hike with my dogs, spend time with family and friends and read.  But most of all, I love to spend “be still” time with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Bible verse I live my life by, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”


Administrative Secretary: Jeanette Barnes

Jeanette is a retired banker after working at First Federal for just shy of 20 years. She has two daughters, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren all of whom she loves very much.


Custodian: Don Smith

Don has worked as the Congregation's Custodian since 2017. He is also known as Pastor Don Smith and serves as our stand-in Pastor when needed. He is very much loved, such a blessing, and a joy to know.