Father Matt Ryder is a graduate of All Hallow’s College Dublin, Ireland. He has also completed graduate studies in Theology at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Father Matt was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church by Bishop Houlihan of Eldoret, North Africa. He served as a priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles from 1962 to 1972. He then served in the Diocese of Orange from 1972 to 1990. Father Matt served as the Pastor of Saint Callistus Church until his resignation from active ministry in the Roman Catholic Church in 1990. Father Matt joined the community of Saint Matthew where he resumed his priestly ministry and serves as the Director of Wedding Ministry.