Matt Tittle

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Matt Tittle is an American Unitarian Universalist minister who officiated the first same-sex marriage in New Zealand, author, and former Naval officer and assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois.

Tittle grew up in Charleston, South Carolina; received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, and became a United States Navy intelligence officer. He saw combat action in Grenada and Lebanon. He received his Ph.D. in educational psychology at University of Illinois, a master's degree in teaching Russian from the University of Illinois, a M.A. in national security affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute. He was an assistant professor of psychology at University of Illinois.[1]

He graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2004 with a Master of Divinity degree.[1]

Tittle wrote the "Keep the Faith" online column at the Houston Chronicle until 2010 when he moved to New Jersey.[1][2]

In 2013, Tittle moved to New Zealand to be a Unitarian minister at Auckland's Unitarian Universalist church.[3] Tittle officiated the first same-sex marriage in New Zealand, at the church on August 18, 2013.[4][5][6][7][8]

Template:As of he is listed as a faculty member in School of Undergraduate Studies Department of Psychology at Capella University.[9]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harbord, Eamon (July 29, 2010), "Digital minister's path takes him to Paramus", The Record (Bergen County, Jew Jersey), http://www.northjersey.com/news/digital-minister-s-path-takes-him-to-paramus-1.952329 
  2. Matt Tittle (May 1, 2010), Rev. Matt’s last post, Houston Chronicle, http://blog.chron.com/keepthefaith/2010/05/rev-matts-last-post/ 
  3. Lee, Jess (March 5, 2013), Same-sex marriage: City churches say no but one is taking a different stand, stuff.co.nz, http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/auckland-city-harbour-news/8623328/Same-sex-marriage-City-churches-say-no-but-one-is-taking-a-different-stand 
  4. New Zealand gay couples hold first weddings, BBC, August 19, 2013, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-23747242 
  5. Schmidt, Christian (August 23, 2013), "Making waves in marriage, and other UUs in the media: A big same-sex marriage in New Zealand and other marriage news", UU World (Uniterian Universalist Association), http://blogs.uuworld.org/media/2013/08/23/making-waves-in-marriage-and-other-uus-in-the-media/, retrieved 2015-01-16 
  6. Maas, Amy (August 19, 2013), Historic day arrives for same-sex couples, stuff.co.nz, http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9057831/Historic-day-arrives-for-same-sex-couples 
  7. Ali, Mahvash (July 19, 2013), Vicar steps in after Anglican Church says no to gay wedding, http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10900422 
  8. First same-sex couples tie the knot in New Zealand, AFP, August 19, 2013, http://en.starafrica.com/news/first-same-sex-couples-tie-the-knot-in-new-zealand.html 
  9. Faculty profile: Dr. Matthew Tittle, Capella University, http://www.capella.edu/faculty/bio/dr-matthew-tittle/1643817/, retrieved 2015-04-15 

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