St Matthew

Lutheran Church

132 E. 13th Street

Port Angeles, WA 98362

stmatthewpa@gmail.com

Tel: 1-360-457-4122

 

 

Church Staff:

 

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Patrick Lovejoy

Pastor Lovejoy has been serving St Matthew as Pastor since the summer of 2009.  He has a BA from the University of Alaska; he graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO with his Master's Degree in Divinity; and he received his Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family Counseling from Denver Seminary.  Pastor Lovejoy has been married to his wife, Sarah, since 2009 and they have four children.

 

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. 

 

Administrative Secretary: Sandra Allen

Sandra came to St Matthew in 2019, having recently relocated to Port Angeles from Eastern Washington to be closer to family.  She is married with two children and studying to be a Chemical Dependency Counselor at Peninsula College. 

 

Preschool Director & Teacher:  Sara Reed

Sara has been working as the preschool teacher since the inception of the preschool in 2016. Please refer to our preschool link on our home page for more of Sara's professional history and qualifications. 

Preschool Teacher: Megan Valdepena

Megan moved to Port Angeles in 2016 to be closer to family and truly loves this community. The 2018-2019 school year was her first year teaching here at St Matthew. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington Bothell and she's also a Veteran. 

Preschool Teacher Assistant: Jenna Halfacre

Jena moved from Alaska to Port Angeles in 2017.  She has two kids, both boys.  She is the 2nd oldest of 11 siblings.  She enjoys hiking with her family and gardening.  

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.

 

 

 

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