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:
Vernon Roberts (Chairperson)
Scott Kennedy (Vice Chairperson)
Roberta Harper (Past Chairperson)
Cristin Dunne
Joanna Patcha
Krista Jasso
David Scibor
Sharon Doerer
Sophie Atkinson (Teen Representative)

Ex Officio Members:
Diane Kiradjieff (Director of Faith Formation)
Kevin O’Herron (School Principal)
Bob Desch (Finance Council)

Father John Allen, Parish Priest
Father Peter Asick, Parish Priest
Father Binoy P. Davis, Parish Priest
Deacon Daren Bitter
Deacon Jim Hamrlik
Deacon Lonn Philips
Deacon Gary Schrieber
Deacon Jack Staub

Deacon Bill Griffin*retired
Deacon Paul Herman*retired
Deacon Alfredo Soto*retired