where Christian faith intersects progressive values

Our Leaders

The Rev. Matta Ghaly is a Lutheran pastor of Egyptian descent, residing on Stl’pulmsh lands, near Chinook territory in Portland, Oregon. After studying process-oriented psychology, Matta completed a Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary and a Master of Arts in Liberation Theology at the Graduate Theological Union. In their practice, teaching and accompaniment, Matta aspires to be heart-centered, attuned to the body’s wisdom, and grounded in cultural humility. Matta enjoys being out in nature, pilgriming to sacred places and deepening connections in beloved community.

Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church

515 SW Maplecrest Drive

Portland, OR 97219

Contact us

Office: (503) 244-5143

cell: (503) 776-0296


As disciples of Jesus, we are called by God's grace to share in Christ's love through radical welcome, spirited worship and faithful service.


We long to be a loving, liberating and healing force in our church, our city, and the world. 

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