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.
Aaron grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee. He has a B.A. from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, an M.Div. from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI, and a M.A. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin. He had part-time ministry experience in Georgia, Wisconsin, and parts of east Asia. From 2012 to 2018 was a faculty member of Asia Lutheran Seminary in Hong Kong where he taught Hebrew and Old Testament.
"Pastor" means "shepherd", and Pastor West is responsible for shepherding God's flock st St. Matthew by preaching, teaching, visiting, and counseling, plus he helps plan and oversee the church's ministry together with the council and the board of elders (see below). Please contact him if you'd like to learn more about our church, to discuss something related to your faith, or to request a visit for someone who is sick or in otherwise in need of spiritual care.
Pastor Kevin Schultz
Our Church Council, 2020:
2020 Church Council, from the top left: Albert Tripp, Evangelism, Gordon Thompson, Christian Growth, Jake Laete, Trustees, Ron Klawitter, Treasurer, Jacob Biebert, Principal, Les Panther, Financial Secretary, Steve Schultz, Head Elder, Tony Diaz, Board of Education, Mike Thorpe, Secretary, Dave Sauer, El Presidente