Our pastor, Rev. Matthew W. Allen was born in Winston-Salem and raised in Kernersville. He grew up in the Friedland Moravian congregation where he was baptized and confirmed. He is a graduate of Robert B. Glenn High School, UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Communication Studies, and received his Master of Divinity from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA.
Matthew served as pastor of Pine Chapel (1998-2002) and Oak Grove (2002-2015) Moravian Churches in Winston-Salem. He was installed at Olivet on January 18, 2015. Matthew loves singing in the Olivet choir and the Moramus Chorale. He enjoys travelling, reading Winston-Salem and Moravian history, and spending time with his family, especially his nephew Daniel and niece Rachel.