Matt & Elina have together 4 kids Daniel, Noomi, Benjamin & Ellie. They have served together over 15 years in ministry, in both Canada and in Europe.

First years of ministry they were serving in youth ministry, Matt being the youth pastor of Helsinki Saalem church. During those years they founded together fuel youth ministries, after a sovereign move of God in their youth group. Year 2008 they followed Gods call and moved to Canada to open a new chapter in their ministry. Matt was invited to serve as an associate/worship pastor in Thunder Bay Saalem church. After 3 years in that position, in year 2010, it was again time to move on and step into a senior leader position as he started as senior pastor of Finnish pentecostal church in Sault Ste Marie. Few years later and as church had grown under their leadership Elina also joined officially to pastoral staff.
After serving established churches for over 14 years last April they resigned from the leadership Finnish pentecostal church and following Gods call stepped into a unknown journey of church planting trusting God to supply. April 2016 was a landmark in their lives as they planted New Life church in Sault Ste Marie.


Father, worshipper
2nd generation pastor
Loves revival and seeing God move