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

Walter Pierce – PresidentSandy Norris – Caring Team Leader
William Munro – Vice PresidentJennifer Byers-YorkParish Life Team Leader
Carla RushSecretaryJim PoundProperty Team Leader
Terrell WilliamsTreasurerTom Jackson – Stewardship Team Leader
 Bill IpsenSocial Team Leader
 Tracy Gunderson – Worship Team Leader
 Karen DeBauche – Youth & Learning Team Leader


Pastor Paul Chapman

Contact Pastor Paul at pastor.paul@stmatthewurbana.org

Office Manager – Jessie Tate

Jessie Tate came to us on April 1, 2022.  She brings a strong customer service background and desire to help to her position.  From Urbana originally, she began her St. Matthew membership in 2009 and now resides in Tolono with her husband, Nate.  They were married here in 2011 by Pastor Julia Rademacher.

Email: jessie@stmatthewurbana.org

November 11, 2011