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The Flame’s Pastor

mattaMatta Ghaly (they/them/theirs) is a Lutheran pastor of Egyptian descent, residing on Stl’pulmsh lands, near Chinook territory in North Portland. After studying process-oriented psychology, Matta completed a Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary and a Master of Arts in Liberation Theology at the Graduate Theological Union. In their practice, teaching and accompaniment, Matta aspires to be intimate with the heart, attuned to the body’s wisdom, and grounded in cultural humility. Matta enjoys being out in nature, pilgriming to sacred places and deepening connections in loving community.