New Pastor

The Pastor Nominating Committee made a report to the congregation on Sunday, October 29.  During this report, they made a motion that Matthews Presbyterian Church call Rev. Luke Maybry as our next pastor.  The congregation unanimously voted to make the call to Pastor Luke.  

Rev. Luke Maybry will begin on November 27.  Learn more about Luke in his bio (below) and click here to view a short video.

Luke was born and raised in Campobello, SC. Growing up, he enjoyed playing baseball, but his primary interest was music, particularly the piano. He attended Wofford College on an ROTC scholarship, where he met Leah, whom he would go on to marry. As a condition of his scholarship, he spent four years in active service as a transportation officer at Ft. Hood, TX. In this position, he discovered that he had quite a knack for developing relationships with those under his command. Luke first felt the call to the clergy when he and Leah became involved in First United Methodist Church in Georgetown, TX.

In 2002, Luke enrolled at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After seminary, Luke started his Presbyterian candidacy. Leah had taken a job in Charlotte, so Luke became the Parish Assistant at Matthews Presbyterian. Luke served MPC from September, 2005 - March, 2008, when he was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament and answered a call to Central Steele Creek Presbyterian. There he served his congregation and community with love, compassion, and a genuine joy for his work, until the Lord called him back to MPC.

Luke is not a "behind the desk" pastor. He looks forward to reaching out to the Matthews community. He will serve as the Moderator for the Charlotte Presbytery starting in January. For the last year and a half, he has been a chaplain for the Steele Creek Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, work he intends to continue in the South Division. Luke & Leah have three children, Julia (11), Caroline (9), and Jack (7). He is very active in his children’s lives, and coaches for Let Me Run, a running program for boys. Please help us welcome Rev. Maybry and his family back to Matthews Presbyterian!

Thank you to the members of the PNC, Katie Meyers(chair), Mark Bagley, Janet Cline, Ed Grant, Alice Russell, William Turk, and Howie Webb, for their prayerful commitment to this process.  The committee looked through over 100 Pastor Information Forms, listened to countless sermons, conducted many interviews, reached out to lots of references, and much more.  MPC is grateful for their time and effort.  

As we prepare to welcome a new pastor, we prepare to say goodbye to Rev. John Todd.  We are so grateful for your leadership during this transitional time.  You guidance and expertise were very helpful as we rediscovered who we are and where we are going.  Thank you for all you have done to make this transition as smooth as possible!