Matthew Braddock

Matthew Braddock is a pastor, teacher, and activist who engages and leads others in prayerful works of social justice that forge a more inspired, compassionate and humane world. Originally ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he now has ministerial standing with the United Church of Christ.

Matt earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in congregational studies from Hartford Seminary where he researched collaborative conflict resolution and narrative-based strategies for organizational change. He graduated with a M.Div. degree from Andover Newton Theological School and holds a B.A. from Gordon College.

Since 2011, he serves as the Senior Minister at Christ Congregational Church, UCC in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is also an adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Matt is seated on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Parish Clergy (APC), most recently as President.

Along with numerous articles and book reviews for Sharing the Practice and the Englewood Review of Books, Matt contributed to the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (IVP, 1998) and From the Psalms to the Cloud: Connecting to the Digital Age (Pilgrim Press, 2013).

Matt and his wife Chris have four children. Contact Matt at