Matthew Beck is currently the Parish Life Director for St. Michael Parish in Palmer, Alaska, where he has served since 2005. He coordinates sacramental responsibilities with a Filipino Priest from the Diocese of Cotabato on loan to the Archdiocese of Anchorage and assigned to the parish as Parochial Vicar. Matthew has also served in youth ministry, as well as supported faith formation in several capacities throughout his career. Matthew holds and Masters in Pastoral Ministries from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, Minnesota., and a BS in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Matthew and his wife Teresa have been married since 1993 and have 3 beautiful children, Julia, Maria, and Olivia, where he fulfills his primary vocation as a husband and a father of three daughters.