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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.