About Matt

Matt 2014 printRev. Dr. Matt Meinke | Presbyterian minister @MaumeeVP | progressive | advocate for justice | Morning Reflections guy | Democrat | adjunct professor | leadership consultant | OU Thunder Packer fan | blogger | foodie | scuba diver| causing trouble since the 70s

What started in 2005 as a daily devotional based on Scripture, “Morning Reflections” has transformed into a bullhorn for change speaking challenging words to the church of tomorrow, a platform for ongoing conversations, and a testament to God at work in our communities and para-church organizations.

It is hard to believe, but I have been writing Morning Reflections for over 15 years now.  As always Morning Reflections and this blog are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my church, my presbytery, or my denomination, although I am a good Presbyterian and the argument could be made!  All content is copyrighted.

I am currently the regional minister for the PCUSA in NW Ohio, otherwise known as the General Presbyter in Maumee Valley Presbytery, which covers NW Ohio and SE Michigan.


Matt Meinke and Shepherd Manor resident enjoying the Blessing of Animals in 2015

News/Press Coverage of Matt’s Ministry (:

Facebook posts were the only way to get WordPress to embed the videos.

Channel7 News for Duncan, OK: Families get their pets blessed by local Pastor – October 2017 – http://www.kswo.com/story/36549287/families-get-their-pets-blessed-by-local-pastor

Lawton Constitution paper: Duncan’s First Presbyterian Will Have Pet Blessing Oct 8 – 2017 – http://www.swoknews.com/religion/duncans-first-presbyterian-will-have-pet-blessing-oct-8 

Garden blessing: Oklahoma City church’s community outreach grows with shared crops of fruits and vegetables – 2016: http://newsok.com/article/5501976

Sacred and Symbolic: Passover Seders at Christian churches are a growing trend in Oklahoma – 2016: http://newsok.com/article/5487420

Faith in Vibrant Colors: Lent and the Windows of FPCOKC – 2016: http://newsok.com/article/5479918

Journey with Jesus, the Youth do the Stations of the Cross as Drama – 2015: http://newsok.com/article/5407130

Chocolate for Lent Thursday Noon Bible Study – 2010 – http://newsok.com/multimedia/video/67488965001

Youtube video by the Journal Record about FPCOKC – Matt at 2:00 to end


Matt is available for public speaking engagements.  For a few recent examples (of sermons) Click here for link to Dropbox audio files

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For information about Matt’s trips to Israel, or the Journeys of Paul trip to Italy, Greece, and Turkey, visit: www.mattmeinke.com/trips

To check out Matt’s ministry at Maumee Valley Presbytery:  http://www.maumeevp.org

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