Matthew is a storyteller, husband, dad, geek, technology enthusiast, and Disney aficionado. Matthew believes that everyone should have a sacred place where they can be who they are. As a church planter, he knows it takes intentional work to include those who have been excluded—especially by the Church. A native of Texas, his favorite foods include chili con queso and Dr Pepper. Matthew holds a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary with a special focus on Worship, Theology, and the Arts as well as a Bachelor of Science in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. He and his husband, Chris, live in Rancho with their four-year-old son. They are doggo parents to Elsie the Goldendoodle. Matthew is an avid reader of fiction—31 books so far this year, and a regular watcher of television whose current favorites include Superman & Lois, The Great British Bake Off, and Star Trek: Discovery, & Star Trek: Picard.
Patti, aka “Nana”, loves her “Sacred Kids”, each of which is unique and special. She enjoys teaching them to love God through play, crafts, dance, song and caring. She strongly believes in the work of Sacred Place to follow in Jesus’ footsteps to welcome all without exclusion. She feels blessed to be retired and have the loving support of her family, four of which are her lovely grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her fur babies, going to musical plays and movies, singing, taking long walks, and laughing.
Bryan is happy to be part our staff and will be writing his bio soon!
Our leaders are elected by the members of Sacred Place at the start of each calendar year at our Annual Meeting. They have the responsibility of keeping the mission of Sacred Place at the forefront while handling fiduciary responsibilities.