Pastor Matt Landry

Senior Pastor

Pastor Matt Landry sitting in a pew and smiling directly into the camera

Pastor Matt Landry is originally from northwest Indiana and grew up in a rural family congregation in The United Methodist Church.

He is a graduate of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN, with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. It is also where he experienced his call to ministry through involvement in Campus Ministry.

Pastor Matt received his Master of Divinity at Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 2010. In 2018, he also completed a certificate program in spiritual direction with the Sisters of Saint Benedict.

He has been in ministry since 2007, serving as Senior Pastor in Winamac, Indiana; Pastor of Mission and Discipleship at Meridian Street UMC in Indianapolis; and most recently as Senior Pastor at First UMC in downtown South Bend.

As the Pastor of Mission and Discipleship at Meridian Street, his primary focus was on local and global mission projects, planning and teaching studies, and reaching out to the neighborhoods near the church.

Matt and his wife Candace have been married for 14 years and have two boys, Zechariah (Zeke) (2015) and Luke (2019). They enjoy playing outside, visiting local and state parks, cheering for every local sports team, and exploring new places.

Pastor Matt enjoys blues and jazz music. He even made several trips to see BB King play live in concert!

You will likely find Pastor Matt engaged in a ministry of presence at coffee shops near the church.

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