About St. Matthew

stmatt675Our Mission at St. Matthew Lutheran Church

St. Matthew Lutheran Church is a fellowship of Christian believers called to grow in Christ, share the Gospel,  serve God’s people.

What We Believe

  • We believe that we are made right with God and with one another by grace alone (a free gift) in Jesus Christ and not by any action of our own.
  • This grace comes to us through means chiefly the Word of God and the Sacraments (baptism and communion).
  • As Jesus came as one of us to give himself away, all the way to death, so we are called to give ourselves away in service to others and to find ourselves in losing ourselves.
  • This church confesses the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • This church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

Church Council

Chad Barringer – President Stephanie AlumbaughCaring Team Leader
James Quisenberry – Vice President Barb UnangstParish Life Team Leader
Susan CoppessSecretary  – Property Team Leader
Leonard HesterTreasurer Stewart Graham – Stewardship Team Leader
Dorothy GableSocial Team Leader
Susan ColeWorship Team Leader
Bill IpsenYouth & Learning Team Leader

Office Manager Gayla Pellum

Gayla Fiedler Pellum, office coordinator, has been with St. Matthew Lutheran Church since June 2006. She received her Graphics Design degree from Parkland College in 1999 after being in banking for over 20 years. Gayla and her husband, Dan, are lifelong “townies.” They have three terrific sons & daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren who are the light of their lives. Contact Gayla at gayla.stm@stmatthewurbana.org.