The Pastoral Council is one of two advisory groups to the pastor of St. Matthew. The other is the Finance Council. Pastoral Council’s primary purpose is to represent the parishioners and serve as an advisory council to the pastor on matters related to the church. It is made up of 13 parish members, including a representative from the youth community and a member from the Finance Council. Members are either selected through an application and interview process or appointed by the pastor, each serving a three-year term. Pastoral Council meets every two months and on an ad-hoc basis as needed. Members are asked to be active in parish activities and ministries.

Current members of the St. Matthew Pastoral Council:
Bob Bowles (Chairperson)
Roberta Harper (Vice Chairperson)
Vernon Roberts (Council Secretary)
William Branch
Laura Campbell
Bob Desch
Cristin Dunne
Anne Ibekwe
Krista Jasso
Scott Kennedy
David Longo
Mary Ann McGill
Joanna Patcha
David Scibor
Jerry Smith

Ex Officio Members:
Sara Archer (Recording Secretary)
Kathy Bartlett (Director of Liturgical Ministries)
Diane Kiradjieff (Director of Faith Formation)
Kevin O’Herron (School Principal)