Matthew B. Scraper, O.S.P. is the 2nd Abbot of the Order of St. Patrick. Matthew completed the Novitiate in the Order of St. John under the tutelage of his father (The Rev. Dr. Randy L. Scraper) in 1996.
Dr. Scraper is the Lead Pastor at Southern Hills United Methodist Church. A native of the Kansas City Metro Area, Matthew graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, KS. Matthew returned home from serving in the Bosnian Conflict with the U.S. Army in 1999 to pursue ordination in the United Methodist Church where he now serves as an Ordained Elder.
Matthew has earned a B.A. degree from Rogers State University, as well as Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary. Matthew is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy in Theology at Durham University (UK).
As an Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church, Matthew has been appointed to congregations in New Milford (NY), Durant (OK), Stroud (OK), and Marlow (OK) before being appointed to Southern Hills United Methodist Church (OKC) in 2016.
Matthew is married to Kate, and together they have three fantastic daughters: Robyn, Samantha, and Megan.
You can order a copy of Matthew’s Book, The Mystic Way of Salvation here.