About Pastor Matt

Pastor Matt Sipe is serving as SFUMC's interim pastor from January to July, 2019.

Pastor Matt is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. He is married and has two children. He has served churches in Minnesota and Illinois.

Pastor Matt was a public school teacher for five years and received his call to ministry through teaching. Seeing the brokenness in students, he knew they needed Jesus in their lives, something a public school educator can not fully provide. Pastor Matt sees his calling as one that helps bring families and generations together to grow in their faith.

His passion has been working as a peacemaker for God’s Kingdom. He enjoys sharing Christ with others, and helping folks see the love and grace that is right there in front of them - prevenient grace. He wants more people to know about this - justifying grace - and makes it a point to share that with others. He hopes to encourage others on this journey to move forward, as Wesley says, onto perfection - sanctifying grace.

He can be reached by email at: [email protected]