Matthew Brown


B.A. - Spring Arbor University, 2005
M.Div. - St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary, 2013


Matthew Brown is a doctoral student in Systematic Theology whose research interests include soteriology (particularly atonement and deification), apokatastasis, hermeneutics, ecclesiology, and notions of authority and tradition. Matthew is a priest in the Orthodox Church and is currently assigned to St. Mary Magdalen in Manhattan. He is the Editor-in-Chief of a diocesan magazine called Jacob’s Well. Prior to priestly ministry he worked as an administrator for a Goodwill Industries in Michigan, which among other duties oversaw a program for prisoner re-entry and employment with the department of corrections. Matthew was born and raised in Michigan, but now resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

Matthew's awards include the following.

  • Departmental Honors, Theology Department, Spring Arbor University, May 2005.
  • Honors, Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, May 2013.