Although Matt grew up in small town Pella, Iowa, he’s an enthusiastic world traveler who craves city culture. He attended Simpson College and studied Philosophy/Spanish. From then to now, Matt and his wife, Morgan, have dedicated their lives to being open to God’s leading – wherever, whenever, however – living out their passion for seeing people far from God experience His greatness in real, transforming ways.
Matt has served as the Middle School Youth Leader at Third Church as well as the High School Student Ministry Worship Leader. Before serving at CityWave, he was on staff as the Creative Arts pastor at thebridge church in Ottumwa, IA. Matt and Morgan love spending time with their two kids, Cora (5), and Jude (3). Together, the couple enjoys participating in opportunities that allow them to express their creativity including music, painting, reading, cooking, traveling, and writing but can often be found hanging out in the company of close friends and family.