Matthew Edward Covert, 50, of Monroe, Ohio, passed away suddenly on 6/24/2023 after a heart attack.
Matthew was born on 3/1/73 to Stan and Linda Covert in Kettering, Ohio. After Matthew graduated from New Miami High School in 1991, he went on to study Music and Theology at Lee University.
Matthew was an accomplished musician who traveled the world playing rock, jazz, Christian and all different genres. His love for music led him to teach and mentor many young musicians. Later in life he discovered a talent for and love of leading worship at local congregations. He started this work at New Vienna United Methodist Church and has served at several congregations including Hyde Park United Methodist. At the time of his passing, Matthew served at Foundation Community Church in Trenton, Ohio.
Matthew is known to many for his ability to forge deep, lasting friendships that transcend miles and years. His stories are legendary. He loved many things including Van Halen, the Cincinnati Reds and taking care of others.
Matthew leaves behind his parents Stan and Linda as well as his sister, Sarah Covert-Chapman and brother-in-law Joseph Chapman. Matthew poured his life into other people and is also survived by dear friend Elizabeth Koontz and her son Liam.
Services will be held at Foundation Community Church on 6/30/23. An open luncheon and sharing time begins at 1pm with a formal service at 4pm. There will be no additional graveside service. Remembrances may be sent directly to Foundation community Church.