Matthew Johnson came to St. John’s in September of 2014. Matthew was raised up from St. Luke’s in Minneapolis, where he attended for 8 years. He went through discernment here and completed his training through the School for Formation. Matthew spent the last year before ordination at St. James on the Parkway as a Deacon intern. After ordination, he served as Deacon at Trinity Church in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He spent part of his time doing liturgical duties, education and visiting with parishioners. However, the majority of the time was spent in discernment on both an individual and parish level to determine what outreach spoke to them. On that basis, they worked together to better coordinate outreach and provide new opportunities to the parish. While Matthew enjoys a wide variety of ministries, his personal passions are working with the elderly and with environmental causes.