Matt has been married to Haley for 16 years and they have six beautiful daughters -- Taylor (15), Ashlyn (13), Hope (11), Aubrey (8), Payton (5) and Shelby (3). His family has salt water in their veins and they love spending time at the beach. He has embraced being the "lone testosterone" in his household. Matt enjoy's all things sports, music (from classical to hip-hop) and spending time with his queen and 6 princesses!
Matt played football and basketball in high school and college. After two years at the University of Evansville he transferred to the University of Northern Colorado (the "other" UNC :-) ) where he graduated with a finance degree. Shortly after surrendering His life to Christ in college, Matt and Haley became a part of Mountain View Community Church (the first Crossway Chapel) in Fort Collins, CO.
From 2001 to 2007 Matt served as a youth ministry coordinator and small group leader before being recognized as a pastor at Mountain View in 2006. Matt completed a two-year pastoral training program at Mountain View Community Church and is a licensed pastor with Crossway Chapel International. He and his family were sent out by MVCC in May of 2007 to partner with Tom and Dawn Harcus in the initial phases of planting Crossway Chapel of Wilmington. Matt and Tom served together on the elder board of Crossway Chapel of Wilmington from 2007 to 2014. Tom is now one of the pastors at Crossway Chapel Fox Valley where he is overseeing leadership development and evangelism in the Chicago area.
Matt worked for State Farm Insurance from 2001-2016 and from 2014-2016 Matt's job took him back to Colorado and he and Haley partnered with two other families to start Redemption Church (a Crossway Chapel) in Loveland, CO. Matt served as a pastor bi-vocationally for ten years and in 2016 he was asked by Tom Harcus and the rest of the elder board to assume the lead elder role at Crossway.
Youth Group Director