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BRAD CUSSON - Pastor

Folks who meet Pastor Brad for the first time often comment, “I felt comfortable with him right away because he is real. I felt I could talk with him about anything.” A St. Matthew member would say, “That’s true—and the joy that bubbles out of him is real, too.” Ask Pastor Brad to describe himself and he’ll say, “I’m just one who knows the mercy and grace of God in Christ and wants others to know it, too. That’s reason for joy in every situation of life. That’s my passion, to reach people with the love of Jesus and help them find the strength for living that comes from being part of God’s family.” Speaking of family, it’s apparent that Pastor Brad gives thanks for his family, including his birth family, and for his marriage to Jane, who went Home to Heaven in 2013. Their children, all adults, are Sarah (and Tamas) Jeff, and James (and Kayla.) First grandchild, Lili Jane, rates a special smile. Pastor Brad graduated Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, and has served alongside St. Matthew congregation and the community since 2005. Before that he pastored Mt. Zion Lutheran in Denver for eighteen years. Contact Brad: bradcusson(at)att.net 

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MATT MOLINARI - DCE

A graduate of Concordia University Irvine (04), Matt has served in various ministry capacities in Arizona and Northern California from worship leadership and technology to students up through high school and college. Matt & his family moved to Rocklin in 2012. Matt has a heart for outreach to students and strengthening families so that they can become more connected to Jesus. Matt oversees the 5th grade through college ministry as well as the worship team for the modern services. Contact Matt: matt(at)stmatthewstudents.org

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MELISSA CARR - DCE

Melissa is a 2004 graduate of Concordia University in Seward, NE. Melissa joined our team in 2014 and is very excited to be serving the children’ and families here at St. Matthew through children’s ministry and family friendly events. Melissa and her husband Mike have two high school students (Nathan and Aliyah) and their family loves to serve together, build, create and travel when they can. Previous to coming to St. Matthew Melissa served as a DCE for 6 years at St. Peter Lutheran in Lodi and at a local private school as a teacher and administrator for 3 years. Contact Melissa: melissa(at)stmatthewstudents.org

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ANNETTE PHILLIPS - Administrative Assistant

Annette has served as our Administrative Assistant since 2008. She and her husband Jim have been members of St. Matthew since 1996, and have two grown children and three grandchildren, who are also members of St. Matthew. Annette worked for United Airlines as a ticket agent for over thirty years before retiring in 2002. When time permits, she enjoys traveling, singing in the St. Matthew choir, working outdoors, and spending time with her family. Contact Annette: stmattlcms(at)att.net