Matt joined Blessed Hope in March of 2014. He is a graduate of Augustana College, Western Illinois University, and Liberty Theological Seminary. Before following God’s call into full-time ministry, he worked as an elementary school counselor. Matt and his wife Carrie have three children, two living at home and one who is on staff with Heartland Community Church in North Liberty, Iowa. It is absolutely ridiculous how much Matt loves being a pastor. He is also pretty fond of drinking coffee, smoking a good cigar and cheering for the Cubs.