St. Matthew’s is blessed to have a staff of warm, caring people to whom this church is important. Each staff member plays a vital part in the life of our church. Whether leading, teaching, directing, informing, or cleaning, these people help us make St. Matthew’s a church that is safe, inviting, and vibrant.

Pastor SteveSteve Garnaas-Holmes
Senior Pastor
Dr. Elizabeth Dr. Elizabeth Windsor
Director of Faith Formation
David PottsDavid Potts
Director of
Music Ministries
Sue LeeSue Lee
Handbell Director
Kenneth PlantKenneth Plant
Bonnie LaroccaBonnie LaRocca
Office Administrator
RubensReubens Peixoto
Church Sexton

Church Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to noon

Stephen Garnaas-Holmes

The Reverend Steve Garnaas-Holmes is a poet, composer, and our pastor. He says, “Being a pastor is like being a scout with people as they go on their own adventures, discovering their holy lives. I like the ministry because I love singing songs and telling stories. And I get to watch people become themselves. Pretty cool job.”

David Potts

David Potts, Director of Music Ministries, has been an active singer and conductor for nearly forty years. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, David made his professional debut with the Washington National Chamber Players and Singers in the first choral performance held in the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Since coming…

Sue Lee

Sue Lee, Director of Handbells, holds a bachelor of music education degree from the University of Lowell and a master’s in education from Fitchburg State College. Sue taught vocal and instrumental music for many years in public schools, as well as directing vocal, instrumental, and English handbell ensembles in public schools and churches.

Kenneth Plant

Ken Plant has served as organist at a number of New England area churches beginning at age seventeen. A native of Fall River, Ken studied privately with a graduate of Westminster Choir College while attending high school. He completed his first semi-professional assignment at a Congregational church in Rhode Island during his college years. After…

Bonnie LaRocca

We rely on Bonnie to keep the church office functioning like a smooth machine.  She is responsible for creating the Sunday bulletins, the Weekly News, and the Monthly Messenger, as well as numerous other office duties.