Since 2008, Fr. Matthew Thurman has served as the Pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Antiochian Orthodox Church.
Fr. Matthew Thurman was baptized in a mainline Protestant denomination as an adult in 1989 and was Chrismated into the Orthodox Church in 1998.
He graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2006 with a Master of Divinity and from the University of Central Arkansas in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
Prior to attending seminary, Fr. Matthew worked for the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas for over eight years, first in grant administration, then in information technology, as a certified public manager (CPM).
He has been married to Kh. Rachel for over 15 years and they have two school-age boys.