As a young man, Matt felt a call on his life to see children know Jesus as their friend and leader. Matt came on staff at The Ark as an associate children's pastor in 2012 and joined the media staff in 2017. He is married to Kelly, and they have two daughters. Matt continues his vision of helping children around the world know Jesus through his and Kelly’s mission work with Maximizing Children’s Ministries International. Their organization exists to assist churches in the developing world to provide innovative children’s ministries tailored to meet the needs of their communities.