The life journey for Matt has been an amazingly insane joy ride with Jesus at the helm. From the moment that Jesus captured his heart, Matt has been on a mission to help the world realize and experience the crazy insane love of Jesus.
Matt’s joy ride of faith has been accomplished alongside his beautiful princess Kristin. The two met at and graduated from UC Davis. While at Davis Matt was a double major (English & History) as well as a varsity member of the wrestling team. After graduating Davis, Matt poured out his heart as a high school English teacher and wrestling coach for 9 years before moving to Portland, Oregon in order to complete a Master’s of Theology at Multnomah University. After Multnomah, the call of the Lord became fierce such that it took he and his family to the lush lands of Scotland where Matt completed a Ph.D. in Theology and Literature at The University of St Andrews.
Matt believes that the church is integral in revealing God’s love to the world. In his doctoral work Matt focused on humanity’s participation in God’s drama of reconciliation as he explored Christ’s incarnational performance with a keen interest in understanding how followers of Christ are called to emulate this profound and transformational performance through the Spirit. Matt is a life-long learner and hopes to continue to grow in understanding how it is through our relationship and identity in Christ that we come to realize what it means to be a participant in God’s drama.
AN AVID READER OF DR SEUSS MATT NEVER MISSES AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE PROFUNDITY OF ONE OF HIS FAVORITE AUTHORS:
“UNLESS SOMEONE LIKE YOU CARES A WHOLE AWFUL LOT, NOTHING IS GOING TO GET BETTER. IT’S NOT.”
― DR. SEUSS, THE LORAX