Matthew Scraper was born in Tulsa (OK) and raised in a suburb of Kansas City (KS). After graduating from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, KS, Matthew enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as an Infantryman in the Army’s famed 10th Mountain Division. Matthew is a graduate of the Army’s Infantry OSUT, Airborne, Air Assault, Sniper, Master Gunner, Jungle Operations Training Center, and Primary Leadership Development Courses.
Matthew has earned a B.A. degree from Rogers State University, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry. Matthew has been appointed to United Methodist congregations in New Milford (NY), Durant (OK), Stroud (OK), and Marlow (OK) before being appointed to Southern Hills United Methodist Church (OKC) in 2016.
Matthew is married to Kate, and together they have three fantastic girls: Robyn, Samantha, and Megan.