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:
Roberta Harper (Chairperson)
Vernon Roberts (Vice Chairperson)
Scott Kennedy (Council Secretary)
Bob Bowles (Past Chairperson)
Cristin Dunne
Joanna Patcha
Krista Jasso
Davis Scibor
Jerry Smith
Sharon Doerer
Mauricio Suarez
David Longo
Sophie Atkinson (Teen Representative)

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

Rev. Patrick T. Hoare, Pastor
Rev. Elias Khalil, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Binoy P. Davis, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Peter Asick, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Jack Staub
Deacon Daren Bitter
Deacon Jim Hamrlik