It is with great excitement and pleasure that we announce Pastor Michael Matzek has accepted the role of senior pastor to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, LCMC, effective February 4, 2020. Pastor Mike accepted the call to begin his tenure of service with us after a unanimous vote of acclamation at a recent congregational meeting.
Pastor Matzek earned his Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary. After serving 12 years as Associate Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Valencia, CA, Pastor Matzek has decided to return to the Midwest to begin a new chapter in his ministry.
Pastor Matzek, his wife Loriann, and their two sons are looking forward to making their home in the area.
Pastor Matzek has extensive experience in preaching, teaching, developing leaders, and building small group and prayer ministries. He places a strong emphasis on “helping people hear God’s voice in their lives and equipping them to answer God’s call to minister to others”. He is especially passionate about taking Biblical stories and connecting them to our current context. He enjoys “telling the stories of the people of the Bible and how they encountered the living God, and what that means for our lives today.”
Pastor Matzek will deliver his first sermon on February 9, 2020 at both worship services (8:30 and 10:30 am) at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1350 Highway 175 in Hubertus. Shepherd of the Hills is a warm, inviting Christian community where everyone is welcome.