meet Father Matthew Martin Frick
Father Matthew Frick was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago. Born in 1980, he was baptized into Christ three months later. He discerned a call to Holy Ministry while still a sophomore in high school.
After graduating Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois, he attended Concordia Theological Seminary and served a two-year ministerial internship at Trinity Lutheran Church in Evansville, Indiana. During that time, his love of the catholic faith and practice led him to Anglicanism. Following his confirmation and reception into the Episcopal Church he entered Nashotah House Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a Master of Divinity.
Father Frick was ordained a deacon in June 2008 and priest in December the same year. He served as curate and as assistant rector of Trinity Church in Marshall, Texas; chaplain at Trinity Episcopal School in Marshall; and rector of St. Timothy’s Church in Alexandria, Louisiana. Since 2014 he has served as vicar of St. Matthias in Athens.
In addition to his ministerial work, Father Frick has served on several boards and participated in a variety of volunteer organizations. He is a Son of the American Revolution and serves as chaplain to the Athens, Texas, chapter as well as vice president of the board of the Henderson County, Texas, chapter of United Way. He is also a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, and he acts as a liturgical advisor to the Bishop of the Diocese.
Father Frick’s interests include reading, animals, gardening, cooking, history, theater, art, architecture, and sacred classical music. He has joined the casts of several Henderson County Performing Arts Center productions, but he is most proud of his role as Ebenezer Scrooge in HCPAC’s 2018 production of A Christmas Carol. He has also sung during several local ecumenical Christmas programs, including the 2021 and 2022 Nine Lessons & Carols.
A proud “officially” adopted Texan and Southerner (in that order!), Father Frick shares his life with three beloved rescue dogs: Lucy, Cuthbert (Bert), and Etheldreda (Reda).