Twenty-eight years a Christian, Matt resides in Portland, OR where he grew up. He is a mechanic, a guide, an entrepreneur, builder, cross-cultural expert, and writer depending on the day. His interests include the outdoors, climbing, writing, world travel, and reading a lot of books. He has been passionate about ministry to men for over 15 years mentoring youth, teaching, and leading men’s groups volunteering at numerous non-profits for recovering men, youth at risk, developmentally disabled, Indian youth, and even refugee kids around the world. He holds a B.A. and has also formally studied German in Germany, and Islam and Palestinian Arabic in Jerusalem. He holds a B.A. and has done graduate work at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. By 39 he had authored four books, learned to converse in numerous languages, learned to read the Scriptures in Greek and Hebrew, lived and ministered in Africa, Europe, the South Pacific, and the Middle East and traveled to nearly 40 countries.

Read his personal story, The Long Road to Manhood.