Matt has spent 12 years in both Christian education and pastoral ministry. He grew up a Hoosier in South Bend, Indiana. After graduating from a Christian school, he attended Northland Baptist Bible College. Upon graduating, he spent the next seven years in Christian education, before the Lord called him to pastoral ministry. For the next three years he attended Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Minnesota. He then accepted the call to be a youth pastor in southern Delaware. After 5 years of ministry, the Lord called Matt back to Minnesota, to Grace Baptist Church. He currently presides over Owatonna Christian School as its administrator.
Matt has been married for 18 years to Nicole. They have 5 children – Sara, Silas, Ezekiel, Anna, & Aletheia. Matt enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, reading theology, and watching the Dallas Cowboys.