If you listen closely to Pastor Matt's accent, you can tell that he grew up in the Boston area: every once in awhile his "R's" disappear. During his freshman year at Princeton University he trusted Christ. He began to attend Stone Hill as a student the next spring (1972). Interestingly, it was around the same time that Matt met another Princeton student who would one day become his wife. In 1977, Matt and Karen were married, right here at Stone Hill. In 1975, Matt attended Grace Seminary in Indiana, where he received his M.Div. In the early 90's, he completed his doctoral studies at Dallas Seminary (Texas). In 1985, after seven years of ministry with the PEF, Matt became the Senior Pastor of Stone Hill. He and Karen have been blessed with two sons and daughters-in-law, and one granddaughter.