Minister of Music

matthew_and_abbey_staff_pictureMatthew Grauberger serves at the Minister of Music at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, and is a recent graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Music in Church Music.  The ministries he oversees include worship and music in Sunday morning gatherings, the Worship Choir, Praise Team, Shepherd Bells, Let ‘er Fly Choir, Kid’s Choir, and Kid’s Praise.  Previously, Matthew served as the Minister of Music at Westland United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee, and prior to that, he interned at Bearden United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Matthew was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, where his parents, Phil and Kathlene, and brother, John, still reside.  He is engaged to Abbey Blackmon, a Music Educator in Chattanooga, TN.  Matthew was brought up at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church where he was called to ministry as a youth.  He is passionate about the Gospel, the Church, music, and the study of worship and music in higher education.  He intends to continue to lead congregational worship in the local church and continue his education in Worship Studies.