Matt was appointed as Dayspring’s pastor after serving in the United Methodist church for 8 years in Dallas, Kansas and Houston. After leaving Tyler as a proud graduate of the second grade at Andy Woods Elementary, Matt graduated from high school in Beaumont, TX before attending The University of Texas at Austin. Having received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religious Studies (and an supremely useful minor in French), Matt attended seminary at Southern Methodist University where he received a Master of Divinity.
Matt met his wife, Margaret, in Perkins Chapel on SMU’s campus where they were married 2 years later in 2007. She is a constant source of encouragement and blessing, without whom Matt would be lost! Margaret and Matt have two children: Charlotte who was born in 2010 and her brother Jackson, who was born 14 months (!!) later. They challenge and bless their parents daily in ways they never dreamed possible!
In the words of his close friend, Matt is passionate about Wesleyan expressions of faith that hold together the ideas of personal faith and social responsibility. We live the gospel most fully when we pay attention to both our relationship with Christ AND our call to love the world in ways that bring about the Kingdom of God on earth.