Our Campus Minister

Since 2008 the students of WCU Catholic Campus Ministry have been served by Deacon Matthew Newsome.

Deacon Matt is a graduate of WCU’s Honors College with a BA in English Literature (1999). He holds a Masters of Theology degree from Holy Apostles College & Seminary (2008). He is an ordained deacon for the Diocese of Charlotte (2018).

Before working in campus ministry, he volunteered extensively in adult education and RCIA ministry in his parish, where he was also a member of the choir for 15 years. He is also currently serving as the regional faith formation coordinator for the Smoky Mountain Vicariate. He also serves as deacon at our local parish, St. Mary Mother of God, in Sylva, NC.

He lives in Jackson County with his wife, six children, a small flock of sheep, a smattering of chickens, and a Highland cow named Magnus.

You can contact Deacon Matt at ccm@wcucatholic.org or 828-293-9374.

In addition to writing weekly reflections on the Sunday readings for our campus ministry blog, he also blogs at testeverythingblog.com.