Matt is responsible for the youth and young adult ministries at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He graduated from Appalachian State University in 2003 where he received a BS degree in Recreation Management specializing in Outdoor Education and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, Matt served as the rock climbing and mountain biking resource for a summer at United Methodist Camp Tekoa in Hendersonville, NC. It was here where Matt was asked to serve as the interim youth director at Mt. Zion during a transitional period in the youth ministry. Mt. Zion decided to offer Matt the full time position and he has been here ever since.
Matt later went back to school and earned a Masters in Christian Education degree with a specialization in Youth Ministries from Pfeiffer University.
Matt and his wife Julie live in Cornelius and have a dog named Boone.