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  • Lead pastorGreat Bend, Kansas
    I get the privilege to preach, shepherd, disciple, & lead an amazing group of God's people.
  • Youth DirectorNovember 2013 to August 2015Overland Park, Kansas
    I get the privilege of equipping and empowering teenagers to be who God made them to be.
  • Director of Youth Ministries/Contemporary WorshipSeptember 2007 to October 2013El Dorado, Kansas
    I get to help students get to know who Jesus is and begin the incredible, most awesome, adventure of life in chasing Him. I also get to take people to God's throne through music, which is most excellent.
  • Youth PastorJune 2004 to April 2006
    I get to hang out, play with, and be a goober with awesome students in 7-12th grades.
  • Director of Youth MinistriesOverland Park, Kansas
    I still get the privilege of equipping and empowering teenagers to be who God made them to be- just on a journey of faithful following in a new way...
Current City and Hometown
About Matt
  • I'm a family man, with 6 kiddos and a wonderful wife, who is also a youth pastor guy. Thus, I spend most of my life chasing students or children and saying "NO!" a lot. But, I love my life and enjoy getting to do what I love and see lives change!

    I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, anabaptist/anglican, methodist, catholic, green, incarnational, depressed-yet-hopeful, emergent, unfinished Christian.

    I have six great kids (although sometimes I wonder if they'll all make it), a small menagerie of animals and an absolutely incredible wife.
Favorite Quotes
  • "In the essentials, unity; in the non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity." St. Augustine

    "How can man presume to choose God if God did not first choose man?" Dietrich Bonhoeffer