A native of the Kansas City Metro Area, Matthew was born and raised in the United Methodist Church. 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 heard the call to ministry while serving in the Bosnian conflict, and returned home to pursue ordination in the United Methodist Church where he now serves as an Ordained Elder.

Matthew has earned a B.A. degree from Rogers State University, as well as Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary. 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.

You can order a copy of Matthew’s Book, The Mystic Way of Salvation here.

Email Matthew at: mbscraper@clergy.okumc.org.

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