Meet our Staff
Pastor Aaron West
Pastor Aaron West joined St. Matthew in April 2018. He serves as the pastor at our Spokane site. He and his wife Kelly have four children: Laura (12), Leah (10), Mark (7), and baby Paul.
Aaron grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee. After a year at the College of Charleston, SC, he decided to pursue full-time ministry and transferred to Martin Luther College where he was soon engaged to his wife Kelly. In 2005 they graduated, were married, and moved to Ningxia, China, for a year where they taught English. After that, Aaron enrolled in seminary in Mequon, WI and graduated in 2010, having spent his vicar year in Covington, Georgia. With two daughters born, the family moved to Madison, WI, where Aaron studied for an MA degree in Hebrew from the University of Wisconsin.
In 2012, he received a divine call to Asia Lutheran Seminary in Hong Kong where he taught Hebrew and Old Testament until accepting the call to St. Matthew.
Aaron is thrilled to be in the Inland Northwest and excited to learn about life here and how to share the gospel in Spokane. He lives near the church and is usually available to meet in person, talk on the phone, email, or text about anything on your mind. Whether it is a marriage problem, a Bible history question, or a bigfoot sighting, he is happy to meet you, hear your story, and try to apply God's Word to your situation. Please say hello!
Pastor Kevin Schultz