Matthew is an educational trainer, speaker, and teacher and has studied at Houghton College in New York, Keble College in Oxford, and received his Masters from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, he is a philosophy, literature, and discipleship teacher and the adventure club director at Wheaton Academy in West Chicago, Illinois. With over twenty-five years of teaching experience and Kingdom Community building experience, he is passionate about the exciting journey of equipping students and leaders to make their faith their own by knowing what they believe and why they believe it.
He loves stories and utilizes great literature to unlock the life-transforming power of language and story. He wants to help people see that all great stories, all great authors, all great literature, poems, and films point us to the amazing True Story that the Author is writing—the one beginning in Genesis, ignited at Pentecost, and continuing to unfold today. He desires to inspire leaders and students to connect with their essential place in the adventurous epic of building God’s Kingdom as Christ-centered disciples in the exciting and engaging “True Myth” of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
At his center Matthew has found his True Identity and sustaining Joy as a child of the King of the Universe, the King of Kings. From that foundation he is growing in becoming the husband, father, friend, and artist that God has called him to be. It is his deep joy to be on this grand adventure of Kingdom building and loving others with his wife Jennifer and four children, Anna, Elijah, Olivia, and Ivy.