About Mat

I’m Mat. I am a Jesus follower who currently lives in Winnipeg. Although born in BC, I spent much of my life in Eastern Ontario. I have spent my adult life serving through church through pastoral ministry. I am trying to understand how the Church can be an effective witness in a post-Christian world.

I have always been a student of the biblical text and complete two degrees, (Bachelor of Arts: Religious Studies; Master of Arts in Theological Studies: New Testament) towards a fuller understanding of it. In September 2021, I am beginning at McMaster Divinity in their Doctor of Practical Theology (DPT) program, an advanced professional degree.

I am married to Alyssa, a wonderful woman, and a gifted photographer and creative. When I am not thinking about theology and the church, you can find me out in a park chasing birds with my camera. I am an avid sports fan, with a passion for hockey and football (soccer).

You can reach me at mat [at] matlortie.com