Leonard Epple

 Staff Minister & Organist
 Email: StMin@StMatthews.ws

Mr. Epple serves as the “glue” which holds the congregational life together at St. Matthew’s.  When he arrived in 2000 he taught in our elementary school and guided it as principal.  During the 2003-2004 school year, he took a leave of absence and lived in China with his wife and four children in order to teach English and learn about Chinese culture.  Upon his return, he became our staff minister and assumed a wide range of responsibilities.

Mr. Epple administered St. Matthew’s preschool during its early expansions and continues to have some administrative responsibilities there.  He serves as the main musician and director of our choir.  In addition, he supervises most of the educational ministries of our church.  He is minister to our youth and families and is especially involved in all our outreach activities.  Mr. Epple holds a teaching degree from Dr. Martin Luther College.  His 20 years of teaching experience in Christian schools means that every activity he plans is going to be an opportunity to learn something about God’s love for us in His Son, Jesus, the Savior.


"Prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed." ~ 1 Peter 1:13