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Matthew Ruttan has been the pastor at Westminster since 2008. His motto is: A pulse doesn’t mean you’re alive.

He’s been married to his wife Laura for almost 19 years, and is enjoying the sacred trust of raising three wonder-filled children.

He loves Jesus and how he makes all things new. He is a student of the Bible, writes songs, and authors a daily devotional called “Up!” five days a week. (You can sign-up at TheUpDevo.com.) In 2015 he was awarded “best blog” by the Canadian Church Press.

In 2018, “Up!” was published as a book, and also came to the Life Radio Network across central Ontario. In the past few years he’s had a variety of articles published by The Toronto Star, The Gospel Coalition, The Presbyterian Record, and The Christian Courier. He also enjoys speaking to various groups about modern faith and spiritual growth.

He’s a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and feels strong that, before Covid-19 hit, 2020 was going to be the year!

His undergraduate degree is from York University (BA summa cum laude), and his Master of Divinity degree is from Knox College, University of Toronto (Gold Medal).

He’s also been learning more about the modern evil called human trafficking and has been getting more involved. It’s the nightmare that isn’t a dream.

On his days off he likes to wear track pants, play road hockey, and make pancakes. Sometimes they have chocolate chips—but only when he’s feeling crazy. Oh, and one day he hopes to own a rowboat. Just because it seems awesome.

He believes that if you have a life-changing faith, your faith should be changing your life. Learn more, hear sermons and songs, and sign-up for ‘Up!’ at his online homebase: MatthewRuttan.com.

Here's a little more from Pastor Matthew Ruttan on his leadership at Westminster

Matthew's latest Twitter posts

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What is


In 2015 Matthew received an award for “Best Blog” by the Canadian Church Press.

He is also working on a few articles about faith and parenting, and faith formation.

Published Up! in book form in 2018 with proceeds going to support Fight4Freedom, a service organization involved in helping those trapped by human trafficking.

What is his


B.A. York University (1999, Summa Cum Laude)

M.Div. University of Toronto, Knox College (2008, Gold Medal)

What are his favorite


Mark 13:31: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Jesus).

Isaiah 40:8: “But the word of our God will stand forever.”


On Twitter, Matthew shares insights about faith, parenting, and general inspiration.

Matthew on Twitter


On Matthew's YouTube channel you'll find short videos he has put together introducing Sunday series' or vlogs (video blogs). You can also see other videos he has 'liked.'

Matthew's YouTube Channel


Connect with Matthew on LinkedIn. There you can see professional history, blog posts, articles, and other information related to church, publications and education.

Matthew on LinkedIn