Father Matthew grew up in Wisconsin and was received into the Orthodox Christian faith in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He has also lived for a number of years in Chicago and Yonkers, New York, which is where he completed his theological studies at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.  He is married to Matushka Jennifer.  They have three sons, Joachim Emil, Henry Alexis, and Theodore Thomas.  He has just recently been assigned as acting rector at the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church and resides with his family in the Bridesburg neighborhood in Philadelphia.  Before this he served two years at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, Pennsylvania.
Rev. Father Matthew Cantrell, Pastor
Former priest of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Pan Orthodox Christian Chruch who fell asleep in the Lord in 2014. May his memory be eternal.
Rev. Father Sergius Willis