Our Staff:


paulPastor Paul Krupicka, Senior Pastor

Pastor Paul has served as Pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church since September 2003.  Prior to that he served Christ Lutheran Church in Georgetown, Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonewall, and Grace Lutheran Church in Eagle Lake (all in Texas).  He received his BA from Baylor University in 1976, and his Masters of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa in 1980.   Pastor Paul also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lutheran Sunset Ministries in Clifton, Texas.




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Sha Towers, Music Director

Sha has served as St. Matthew’s music director since 2006 and as a professional church musician in the Waco area since 1992. He holds degrees in church music and music history and literature from Baylor. He also serves as the Art Liaison Librarian and Director of Liaison Services for the Baylor Libraries and holds a degree in library and information science from the University of Texas at Austin.





Marie Clyatt, Carillon Choir Director

Marie has served as the Carillon Choir Director since 2010. She started playing handbells at age 5 through her church and has studied percussion since 3rd grade. She was a percussion major during her 4 years of study at Interlochen Arts Academy and also has a minor in percussion performance from KU. She has directed children and adult choirs and bell choirs since 1999. In addition to directing bells at Saint Matthew, she currently directs children’s music at FPC Waco.