Matthew Dallman is married and the father of four girls. He is a Deacon (transitional) in the Diocese of Springfield (The Episcopal Church) and Priest-in-Charge (designate) for the Parish of Tazewell County, in greater Peoria. He founded Akenside Press and is the leading authority on the theology of Martin Thornton. He is a trained
musician who has composed for films and wedding ceremonies. Hobbies include baking bread and making mead.
He was raised a Lutheran (ELCA) but did not find home until age 35, when he stepped in St Paul’s, Riverside. Within
months he began to pursue a Master of Arts in Liturgical Ministry at Chicago’s Catholic
Theological Union then also a Master in Theological Studies in
Anglican Studies (focusing on the work of Martin Thornton), from
Wisconsin’s Nashotah House seminary. He has studied poetry with Yusef Komunyakaa and Carter Revard, integral theory with Ken Wilber, music with W.A. Mathieu, philosophy with Dr Herman Stark, and theology with Fr Thomas Fraser. He received a B.A. in English
Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Washington University in
Matthew was born in metropolitan Washington
DC but grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee. He currently lives with his family in Chicagoland.
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