Matt began attending Living Word in 1999 and has been a part of our youth ministry ever since. He became a volunteer youth leader in the Fall of 2001 and was brought on staff as the Youth Director in February of 2009. He and his wife, along with volunteer leaders, organize the youth ministry of Living Word and work to encourage teens and help them grow in their relationship with Christ. A native of St. Joseph, Matt and his wife Ashley graduated from St. Joseph-Ogden High School and attended Parkland College. Matt is currently studying through The Rhema Bible College Correspondence School. Matt and Ashley have three children.