Rev. Matthew Rogness has served as Director of Lutheran Brethren International Mission for twenty-six years, finishing that service in June of 2020. He continues to serve as Vice President and Director of Operations for the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. Prior to his serving as Director of LBIM, he and his wife Judy served in Cameroon as missionaries, he was an assistant to the Director of LBIM, and in parish ministry in Washington and Minnesota. Matthew was born in Mason City, Iowa and was raised in his faith in Lutheran Brethren congregations his father pastored in the United States and Canada. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in History and received his Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Brethren Seminary in 1980. He was ordained into Christian ministry in 1981. He and Judy live in Fergus Falls. They have two grown children. 


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