Meet Matthew...

Dr. Matthew Mitchell has been the Lead Pastor of Sugarloaf UMC since the summer of 2013. As someone who grew up in Gwinnett County, GA, it is exciting to have a pastor who knows and loves the area in which he serves. Matthew is the husband of Amber and father of four wonderful children all under 13 years of age. 


Matthew was born in Denver, Colorado but grew up in Lilburn, GA where he attended Parkview High School. After high school, Matthew enrolled in LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA where he was the first four-year Letterman of the nationally ranked LaGrange College Men's Golf Team. While at LaGrange, he earned a Bachelors in Business Administration with a management concentration and minor in Latin American Studies. For seminary, Matthew attended the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and finished up his schooling with a Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. 


Matthew has been in ministry since 2000. During this time he has served at: 

  • Sardis UMC, Student Pastor
  • Duluth First UMC, Associate Pastor of Missions & Evangelism
  • The First UMC of Pine Mountain, Lead Pastor
  • Dacula UMC, Lead Pastor

Matthew is an avid golfer and hunter. Feel free to contact Matthew by emailing him now. Just click on MATTHEW to email him now.