Matt grew up in this area and is from Wakarusa, Indiana. When God called him to Brenneman, he was bringing him full circle. He had an encounter with Jesus Christ when he was 17, a junior in high school. It was a youth pastor that took a risk and shared the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. It was during these high school years that God placed a call of ministry on his heart. From there, God has used him all over the world and continues to mold him into the person the Lord created him to be. After some soul searching and confirmation of this call, he then went to Bethel College (University) and graduated in 1999 with a degree in Christian Ministries. He received his ordination in 2001. He has served in several churches within the Missionary Church and most recently was the Senior Pastor of Walled Lake Missionary Church in Walled Lake, MI, for almost six years. He has a strong passion for people to be taking steps towards Jesus and for followers of Jesus to have significant relationships with one another.
He is married to Susie, and they have been married for over 20 years. They have five children, Jonny, Sophie, Ellie, Josie, and Timmy. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, traveling, and is a huge movie buff. He has been on staff at Brenneman since July 2014.