Mr. Matt Trotter
Church Council President at Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wis.
Matt Trotter is currently finishing a second stint as President of Grace, in Downtown Milwaukee. Matt has served as president from 2006 to 2010 and again from 2014 to the present. During that time, Grace has continued to present quality traditional liturgical worship, while adding staff, changing operating models, adding programming, and accommodating spirit-led membership growth of 250 souls. The median age of the 47 adults confirmed or baptized at Grace between 2012 and 2014 was 32 years old.
Matt first attended Grace in 1999, after discovering it on a walk to a neighborhood establishment. Matt was baptized at Grace in September 2000, drawn to the church for its vibrant worship, thorough bible studies, and Monday night services. Matt’s other non-profit work included three years as a reading tutor at Martin Luther King Library in Milwaukee, seven years as a Special Olympics coach and six years on the board of Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Professionally, Matt has worked at Time of Grace for two years in the field of Fundraising Development, as Chief Development Officer. Time of Grace’s mission is to connect people to God’s Grace, doing so via TV, print, and increasingly social media and the internet. Prior to coming to Time of Grace, Matt owned a small business providing LED lighting product design, including optical engineering, for three successful Milwaukee Electric Tool LED Lights. Matt is a graduate of Texas A&M and a happy husband of 15+ years to a wonderful woman, Mary Jo. Together Matt and Mary Jo are super-blessed, never bored, parents of maybe the five most awesome daughters ever.
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