Rev. Matt Landry, Pastor of Mission and Discipleship, Spiritual Director
Pastor Matt started with Meridian Street in July of 2015 as the Pastor of Mission and Discipleship. Prior to coming to Meridian Street, Matt served as Pastor of Winamac First United Methodist Church in Winamac, IN and as Associate Pastor of Amlin United Methodist Church in Columbus, OH.
Before entering into pastoral ministry, Matt served as the youth pastor at Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus, OH and Saint Joseph United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, IN. Matt was ordained an Elder in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2013. He has also served as a missionary around the nation, Guatemala, and the Philippines.
Education: University of Saint Francis, B.S. in Business Administration; Methodist Theological School in Ohio, M. Div.; Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Benedict Inn, Sisters of Saint Benedict
Tell us about your family: My wife, Candace, and I were married in 2008. We met each other while serving as missionaries in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. While we both grew up in Indiana, I decided to participate in a mission trip that Candace’s home church was sponsoring. It was through that connection that we met while serving in New Orleans. I suppose the rest is history.
We also have an active 2 1/2 year old who keeps us busy. He goes to Meridian Street's Children's Day In program and loves being outside.
What do you like to do? I love to travel around the world. I have been blessed with many opportunities to explore our beautiful planet. Most recently I travelled to Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia in southern Africa. In the past I have traveled to the Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala twice, South Korea, Japan, Ireland, the UK, France, and Italy. I never turn down an opportunity to learn about culture and different nations through travel!
Spiritual Direction: I am a certified Spiritual Director. If you are interested in receiving direction or would like to learn more, please contact me. I would be happy to share more with you and even meet with you one on one.