Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard is the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Gwinner, ND since November 2013. He was previously a Senior Pastor in Sidney, Montana, an Associate Pastor in Williston, North Dakota, and an Associate Pastor in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
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He received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics from Minot State University in North Dakota. After a short career working as an Investment Representative for a company of AIG, he moved to Minnesota to obtain his Master Divinity from Lutheran Brethren Seminary, MN. In 2005, a year after graduating from seminary, he was ordained into the ministry by the CLBA. In 2013 he was certified for ministry in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Furthermore, in 2013 he obtained a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis MO. His Major Applied Research Project at Concordia Seminary was exploring the journey of American Evangelicals into Confessional Lutheran thought.
Matt is married to Serenity and they have two children. He enjoys fishing, pheasant hunting, watching movies, blogging, golfing, spending time with his family and a good book with a warm latte!
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PM Notes is a blog and online resource from the desk of Pastor Matt. Its current readership is around 20,000 pageviews per month. The threefold purpose of the blog is to: evangelize individuals who are caught in Moral Therapeutic Deism, provide comfort to "Post-Evangelicals" in the Gospel and strengthen Monergists in the Lutheran Confessions.
The blog originally began as weekly devotional thoughts, called PM Notes, that were sent out to parishioners through email. After the challenges of keeping email addresses up-to-date, the complications of spam filters and the plethora of devotions, it was decided to compile all the material into a centralized location. The devotional thoughts continue to this date yet through this new medium of blogging. Since beginning the blog, it has expanded to include a resource/archive site that hosts several hundred articles, teaching sheets, The Lutheran Lexicon and other various resources. CLICK HERE to learn more about the blog or CLICK HERE for the blog's Site Map.
The Threefold Purpose of The Blog