Our Leadership

a new life giving lutheran church plant in far north central san antonio
 
 

Pastor Matthew ballmann 

Matthew is a fifth generation Texan and grew up near Glen Rose, Texas with his parents, brother, and five sisters. 

He has worked in construction, business, medicine, and higher education, but most enjoys serving the local congregation. Matthew has had the joy and privilege of serving as a pastor for the last five years at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD.  

Matthew enjoys reading, studying theology and church history, spending time outdoors (mountain biking, fishing, hunting), learning about art and architecture, exploring new places, spending time with his wife and three kids, and meeting new people. He is passionate about helping people come to know God's love and forgiveness through Christ Jesus. 

He graduated with a BSBA in International Business from Thomas Edison State University, a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology from Concordia University Irvine. 

Matthew is married to his wife Natalie who was born and raised in Colorado but came to Texas as soon as she could. They met while both studying at Dallas Seminary, married soon after, and now have three beautiful children. 

The whole family is overjoyed to be living in San Antonio and looking forward to making lots of new friends!