Pastor Matt and Elisabeth Carlson, Associate Pastor & Elder

How many years have you been in the ministry?

I have been in Pastoral Ministry since 2006, 10 years now!

What is your ministry Experience?

I have worked in Worship ministry,  Men's ministry, Kids ministry, Frontline Ministry, Community Life ministry - including Clothing Closet, Summerfest and Summer Camp Outreach Ministries. I am currently an Associate Pastor at ALCC.

What is your current position?

Associate Pastor and Elder 

What else have you done besides ministry?

Orting High School Counselor - 9 years

Where did you receive your training/education?

Bachelor's degree: University of Puget Sound (Bachelor's Psychology/Communications) 96', Gonzaga University (Master's degree in Counseling Psychology) 98', Licensed through the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in 2006 - Present

How long have you been at Abundant Life?

I have been at Abundant Life since 2002.

Tell us a little about your family...

Married in November of 1999, to Elisabeth and we have 3 precious children; Claire who is 8 years old, Jonathan 7 years old, and Josiah 3 years old.

What are you passionate about?

Connecting people to the love of Christ so they can live healthy fulfilled lives and serving others with the love of Christ.

Share some fun information with us...

I love fishing and crabbing. My favorite place to be is in a boat on the ocean or on a trail in the mountains seeing God's creation. I enjoy rooting for the Seattle Seahawks and Gonzaga Bulldogs. I enjoy good coffee and road trips to Eastern Washington or the Oregon coast for camping adventures.