is a nationally recognized speaker, leader, teacher, writer, and consultant.
He has been involved in leadership and pastoral ministry for three decades and became the President/CEO of The Gathering USA in July of 2015.
Mattâ€™s vocational roles have included a variety of leadership roles and senior pastor positions, the most recent being the Senior Pastor of Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs where he served for twelve years until 2014.
He was also the President of Vantage Point Forum and was the first Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Leadership Foundation (now Lifework Leadership) in Orlando.
He is on the Board of Directors of Reach Beyond, headquartered in Colorado Springs, and the International Arts Movement and Fujimura Institute, headquartered in New York.
He is also a member of the faculty and Board of Reference for Summit Ministries in Colorado.
Concerned that so many people in churches find themselves believing the gospel on Sundays but remaining unsure of what difference that gospel should make during their Mondays, Matt
recently wrote his
first book, Life with a Capital L: Embracing Your God-Given Humanity
desire is to see men and women wholly embrace the gospel as they pursue full humanity: not just letting the gospel inform them about what to believe but, in addition, letting it also inspire them about how to live.
yearns to see men intentionally journey through their day-to-day lives while embracing and engaging with their own story â€" which is a significant part of Godâ€™s great Story â€" in a way that is both fulfilling to them and glorifying to God.
Originally from Monroeville, Alabama, Matt is a graduate of Wheaton College and Reformed Theological Seminary, and has also studied at Wheaton Graduate School in Illinois, L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland, Fackelbararnas Bible Institute in Sweden, Capernwray Bible School in England, and two years of Pre-Law at Samford University in Birmingam, Alabama.
wife, Arlene, are the privileged parents of three amazing adult sons â€" Andrew, Joel, and Stephen.
They also travel extensively and share their home base between Colorado Springs and Orlando.
appreciates great friends and meals, books and art, music and movies.
Heâ€™s a sports nut, a passion that includes golf, Scuba diving, and being a diehard fan (he loves the Denver Broncos and Auburn Tigers, and is still in counseling due to being a fan of the Chicago Cubs).
enjoys fly-fishing, skiing, camping, and hunting in the Rocky Mountains and also loves to ride â€" either on a horse or his
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