Pastor Matt was installed at the Pastor of Village Lutheran Church on August 12th 2018. He has a heart for family ministry along with missions. Prior to his call at Village, he served with churches throughout Bergen County as a missionary-at-large and as a Director of Christian Outreach. He is currently continuing his education in the GPC program through Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis. In 2008, he was sent to be a missionary in Japan through the Globally Engaged in Outreach program through LCMS World Mission. There he met is wife Becky who also served in that program as well. Pastor Matt and Becky have two young daughters along with two crazy dogs. He enjoys playing guitar, fishing and cooking as personal hobbies. As a family, he loves exploring new places, kayaking, and going to the beach.
Joelle Tilton has been the Administrator and Bookkeeper at Village Lutheran Church since January 2016. She is a graduate from Georgian Court University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Elementary Education. She also received a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Georgian Court University. Joelle is responsible for a wide range of administrative responsibilities including the scheduling of all activities in the church’s building, managing the church database as well as creating weekly worship materials for all services. Joelle is happily married to her husband Scott and they have two beautiful little girls.When she is not busy working in the office Joelle enjoys learning about fitness and nutrition, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.