Matt describes himself as “a zealous Jewish man who has come to see the profound nature of God in Christ Jesus.” Being raised in Judaism, Christ became Matt’s consuming passion during his undergraduate years at the University of Minnesota. With an enthusiasm for God’s word, he went on to receive his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary.
Matt previously served as both the pastoral intern and pastoral resident at Park Community Church, a congregation that was fortunate enough to be the product of a revitalization. He considers himself blessed to have been able to experience some of the dynamics of a church plant (prior to the revitalization process at Park), a church revitalization, and the solid, established community that is now the body of believers at Park Community. Matt and his beautiful new bride Holly currently live in the west metro, where they are excited to begin a life together and experience the adventure that is sure to be serving at Elmwood.