Rev. Matthew Sergent (friends call him “Matt”) began his ministry with Andrew Chapel UMC in July, 2018. Matt previously served as the Associate Pastor of Galilee UMC in Sterling for 11 years. His primary ministry focus was leading Galilee’s second campus ministry, the worshiping and serving community of The Chapel at Lansdowne Woods, a gated community for adults 55 and older in Leesburg.
Ministry was not Matt’s first career. He was in law enforcement for twenty years, taking an early retirement from The City of Falls Church as a Police Captain to answer the call to ministry. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Towson University, Certification of Police Principals at The Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy and a Master of Divinity degree at Wesley Theological Seminary.
Matt and his wife Barbara have been married for 29 years. Barbara is a Radiology Technologist and the Office Manager for Radiology Imaging Associates in Sterling. They have two children: Erica, age 17, who attends James Madison University and Emily, age 17, who will be a senior next fall at Riverside High School in Loudoun County. They also have two small, loveable dogs, Pixie and Buddy. In Matt’s free time he enjoys taking trips with his family to the beach or the mountains. His favorite hobbies include nature hikes, fishing, golfing and photography.