Fr Matthew was born and raised in Brisbane. He converted to Orthodoxy along with his family, being baptised at Holy Annunciation in 2014.
Fr Matthew is married with three children, and he speaks English, Spanish, and other languages.
In July 2016, Fr Matthew was ordained to the diaconate to serve at Holy Annunciation. In addition to this service, he also managed the parish library, and served for a year as our Parish Secretary. In November 2018, he was transferred to the Vladimir Icon Parish, Rocklea.