The Rev. Judy M. Mattson comes to Christ Lutheran, Bunnell after shepherding a congregation in Skanee, Michigan, for 18 years. She is a graduate of Wartburg Lutheran Seminary and has also previously served as a mission developer to a church without walls in the Keweenaw Peninsula and as chaplain and substance abuse director at a youth correctional facility in Michigan. Prior to serving as a pastor, Judy followed her husband, Howard, around the country and overseas working in various positions in Civil Service, the private sector, self-employed as a landscape contractor, and co-owner with Howard of an Adult Foster Care.
Judy comes to Christ Lutheran excited about the new opportunity to share her gifts of ministering to the elderly and in sharing the Good News of the Kingdom. Her hobbies include hiking, sea-kayaking, and photography; although, she admits that she does not get to do any of that much any longer as service to God and to His people always takes precedence.
Judy and Howard have been married for over 4 decades. Howard has retired twice: first, from the U.S. Marines and later when he and Judy closed their Adult Foster Care. They have two sons. Michael who lives with his family in Palm Coast. John and his family live in Beaufort, South Carolina. They also have a total of 6 grandchildren.
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