Matthew loves working with others in his role with Circles, which offers assistance to participating families by connecting them to services and people in the community.
“I don’t think there could be a job better designed for my life experience,” Matthew said. “I enjoy working with people and coaching and mentoring them."
Matthew grew up in Kewaunee. After originally attending UW-Milwaukee he transferred to UW-Green Bay where he earned a bachelor’s degree in integrative leadership studies.
Matthew attended church growing up but felt he was going through the religious motions. He made a personal commitment to Christ after being part of an Alpha group.
Matthew says Green Bay Community Church has made a big impact in his life. “I never wanted to leave since the first day I came here,” he said. “I’ve never experienced a church like this. It was a lot more relevant and intimate. I just felt like it fit.”
Matthew married Sura in 2019, less than two weeks before joining the GBCC staff.
In his free time Matthew enjoys reading, working out, playing video games and being outdoors. On his bucket list is a desire to complete a Tough Mudder and learn to speak Hmong, but Matthew said what he really strives for "is to be a good man and a good husband."
When asked to share a life lesson, Matthew said: “Pay attention to the people around you and really make sure that you are letting the right people in. Also, time will move fast. It’s gone before you know it so you have to be intentional with your time and ask for God’s direction.”