About Matthew

Matthew van Maastricht

Pastor. Teacher. Church Historian. Theologian.

Matthew van Maastricht is a minister in the Reformed Church in America serving the Altamont Reformed Church in Altamont, New York. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Reformed Church Center and adjunct instructor in Reformed Church Studies at New Brunswick Theological Seminary where he regularly writes and speaks on Reformed church history, the Reformed confessions, and church polity.

He is also a co-founder of the Society for Protestant Church Polity, as well as a founding co-editor of the Society’s scholarly journal, Church Polity: International Studies in Protestant Church Polity.

Matthew has a Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan; a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan; and is a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

Research Interests
  • Reformed church polity
  • Ecumenical church polity
  • Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American church history
  • History of Protestant church polity
  • Transatlantic church polity influences
  • Ecclesiastical assemblies/councils