Born and raised in the town of Fleurant Point on the Gaspé Coast, Mat grew up to appreciate the outdoors and the value of family.
After leaving his home to attend Champlain College and Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec he found himself employed as a full-time teacher in the Region.
Mathew was commissioned to lead St James as Lay Pastor in 2015 and was ordained a deacon in September 2017.
His work with people has lead him to value others and has given him a heart for those who feel hopeless in today’s society.
"Jesus has carried me through the hardest times of my life. Through sorrow, struggle and loss – it is my hope that others may find the same peace that he has given me"