Matt is originally from Oak Forest, Illinois though he spent much of his growing up years in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He studied theology and Spanish for his undergrad and is currently pursuing graduate studies at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has been a foreign missionary in the Madrid and Basque regions of Spain, assisting in the establishment of two churches and enjoys Living Hope’s Spanish ministry (Iglesia Esperanza). Matt’s vision is to see a true Antioch church model established at Living Hope – a church that is multi-cultural and multi-generational – a church that truly reflects heaven. He and his wife Jill have four children (with another on the way) and reside in Elgin, Illinois.