Matthew attended Concordia University Chicago (River Forest), graduating in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Music Education with an emphasis in choral music. During his time at Concordia, Matthew studied organ with Dr. Steven Wente, composition with Dr. Jonathan Kohrs and voice with Martha Kasten. Matthew has served as church musician in congregations in Illinois and Michigan.
Matthew is currently Kantor at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartland Michigan where he serves as chief organist, directs numerous children's and adults choirs and instrumental ensembles, plans worship, teaches school music courses, and oversees the overall direction of the music program. In addition to being published by Liturgy Solutions, Matthew also has compositions available through Concordia Publishing House (CPH).
On June 20, 2008, Matthew married Andrea (Loesel) Machemer in St. Charles Missouri. They currently reside in Livonia Michigan and are expecting the birth of their first child this summer.