Rev. Matt Hoffmann is the Lead Pastor of St. Andrews Lutheran Church and School in Park Ridge, Illinois. Pastor Matt is married to his lovely wife, Anne, and they are the proud parents of Killian and Elsa. Previous to serving at St. Andrews, Pastor Matt was an Associate Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Giddings, Texas, and Sole Pastor of Concordia Lutheran in Columbus, Ohio. Pastor Matt has a passion for serving and sharing the Gospel with people of India and is heavily involved with Mission India. He is also a Police Chaplain for the Park Ridge Police Department. He loves creating meaningful connections for people to know Jesus and one another better. He enjoys studying the Early Church Fathers, the Ancient Jewish writings in the Talmud, and the Old Testament. Pastor Matt studied Communication and Business at Pacific Lutheran University where he graduated in 1998. Pastor Matt earned his M.Div. at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2003. He has been doing ongoing post-graduate training with the Pastoral Leadership Institute.