Pastor Matthew Yoder
Matthew was born in Elkhart, IN and raised in Harrisonburg, VA.
Imagining adventures as a missionary pilot, Matthew graduated from Hesston College with an Associate's degree in Aviation in 2001. Wanting to further pursue the theolological/cultural aspect of missions, Matthew enrolled in the fall of 2002 in the Culture, Religion and Mission program at Eastern Mennonite University, graduating with a BA in 2004.
In 2006, Matthew headed to California to pursue Master of Divinity studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He graduated from Fuller in 2010 and took his first pastorate at a small church in rural east Washington State.
Matthew was ordained at Menno Mennonite Church in Ritzville, WA in 2012 and just completed his second term in July 2016.
Matthew is married to Shawna and they have three children, Asher, Orin and Wren. He enjoys hiking, biking, climbing and camping.
We welcome you warmly!
We are rooted in the Mennonite tradition and the Bible's witness to Christ's love, through justice, peace and reconciliation.
Our congregation is made up of persons from a variety of professions and life experiences who have found a caring community and church family at Grace Mennonite Church.
Please contact us if you would like to learn more!