Linda Van Matre
Linda Van Matre-- Coordinator, Becoming Catholic (RCIA) and Music Ministry Coordinator
For Becoming Catholic Questions, Email: BecomingCatholic@ourladyofthepines.org
For Music Ministry Questions, Email Music@ourladyofthepines.org
Phone: (719) 495-2351 x 19
Linda Van Matre serves the OLP community as coordinator of Becoming Catholic Ministry. Her responsibilities include welcoming all who are interested in exploring the path to becoming fully initiated Catholics, building a team to sponsor and support them, as well as developing and delivering session content (catechesis). Having completed her personal journey to becoming Catholic in 1989, Linda has tremendous passion for sharing the love of Christ and introducing the beauty and transformative power of the Catholic faith to people of all ages. The Becoming Catholic program serves those ages 7 and up who are unbaptized, baptized in another faith, and even baptized Catholics who have never completed their sacraments of initiation.
Linda is a steadfast advocate for education, having served as a public school volunteer for 18 years, an elected director on the Academy District 20 Board of Education for nearly 9 years, and an elected member of the Colorado Association of School Boards for 3 years. She is an avid reader and an enthusiastic proponent of lifelong learning. Linda and her husband, Mike, have 3 grown children and have been members of OLP since August 2004. Linda considers herself blessed to be a member of the band, “Cornerstone”, which plays at various venues throughout Colorado Springs and actively participates in music ministry at OLP.