Rev. Matt Carriker
Pastor and Spiritual Director at Agape
Matt is the founding Pastor of Agape and is enthusiastic about the co-creation of this new spiritual community rooted in unconditional, agape love. Matt is an ordained Christian minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC), and an author, spiritual coach, and retreat leader. Matt has a passion for altering Christianity today into a spiritual tradition that models the unconditional love of God and the life and teachings of Jesus. Matt is currently finalizing a book entitled “Giving Christianity back to Agape Love.”
In addition to pastoring Agape, Matt co-facilitates confirmation retreats, youth retreats, and adult spiritual formation retreats through the Southern New England Conference UCC. Matt offers meditation and contemplative practice resources to the wider UCC, and also offers coaching and spiritual counseling to Pastors and seekers all over the country.
Matt recently published (in late 2022) his first book, “Giving Christianity Back to Agape Love: A New Paradigm for Being Church Together.” More info about this book and Matt can be found here: https://www.