meet Father Matthew Martin Frick
Our priest, Father Matthew Martin Frick, is the oldest of three children and was born and raised in the South Suburbs of Chicago. Born on the last day of 1980 and he was baptized into Christ in March of the following year. He discerned a call to the Holy Ministry when he was a sophomore in High School.
After graduating from Concordia University in River Forest, IL in 2003, he attended Concordia Theological Seminary. He then went on to serve a two-year ministerial internship at Trinity Lutheran Church in Evansville, IN. It was during this time that his love of the Catholic faith and practice of the Church lead him to Anglicanism. He was confirmed and received into the Episcopal Church in November of 2006. He then entered the Nashotah House Theological Seminary in order to complete his Master of Divinity. He graduated from Nashotah House in May of 2008.
Father Frick has ordained a Deacon in June of 2008 and a Priest in December of the same year. He has served as Curate, then later as Assistant Rector of Trinity Church in Marshall, TX, Chaplain Trinity Episcopal School in Marshall, Rector of St. Timothy’s Church in Alexandria, LA, and since 2014 as Vicar of St. Matthias in Athens, TX.
Professionally he has served on several boards and participated in a variety of volunteer organizations. He is currently a Kiwanian, Son of the American Revolution, and a member of the board of the Henderson County, TX chapter of United Way.
He is a proud “officially” adopted Texan and Southerner (in that order!), who shares his life with three beloved rescue dogs: Lucy, Cuthbert (Bert), and Etheldreda (Reda).
His interests include reading, animals, gardening, cooking, history, theater, art, architecture, and sacred classical music.