Matthew and Kali

We met at Concordia University in Saint Paul Minnesota. After graduating Kali went off to China for two years teaching English and Matthew went to Seminary in Saint Louis. During this time our eyes were open to the possibilities of international work. We married at the end of Matthew’s year of vicarage in 2010 and moved to Saint Louis. In 2011 Matthew took his first call to Concordia Lutheran Church in Maplewood, MO where he served for 7 years. Kali blesses our family through service in the home. She leads home school for our children and generally keeps us all under control.

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Laurel and Eleanor

This picture captures the personality differences between our two daughters. Laurel is kind, patient, and adaptable. She loves to be our little princess and play dress up. Eleanor is intense. She loves running, screaming, and wrestling. These two are remarkable sisters and they consistently bless us with their joy and excitement.



Thank you for the prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby. Your prayers were answered. Caroline was born here in Indonesia. Both mom and baby are doing well. Laurel and Eleanor are over the moon for her and rarely let her out of their sight.