Matthew Dallman is married and the father of four girls, and he is a Candidate for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Springfield (The Episcopal Church). He is the founder of Akenside Press. He has written for The Living Church magazine. He is a trained musician who has composed for films and wedding ceremonies. Hobbies include baking bread and making mead.

He was raised a Lutheran (ELCA) but did not find home until age 35, when he stepped in St Paul’s, Riverside. Within months he began to pursue a Master of Arts in Liturgical Ministry at Chicago’s Catholic Theological Union then also a Master in Theological Studies in Anglican Studies (focusing on the work of Martin Thornton), from Wisconsin’s Nashotah House seminary. He has studied poetry with Yusef Komunyakaa and Carter Revard, integral theory with Ken Wilber, music with W.A. Mathieu, philosophy with Dr Herman Stark, and theology with Fr Thomas Fraser. He received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Washington University in St Louis.

Matthew was born in metropolitan Washington DC but grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee. He currently lives with his family in Chicagoland.
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