Matt grew up in Jacksonville, FL where life was drifting further and further away, and the darkness was closing in. At the age of 25 he went on an amazing journey at Narrow Gate where he met Jesus and changed his life. Later he and his wife Shannon would go on to live in New Zealand after a six-month DTS with YWAM. While there they owned and operating a café in Welcome Bay, Taranga. After a year of missions and running a local café, God called them back to TN. Matt has been a member at Grace Chapel for 13 years now and on staff for 8 years. Matt loves anything tech, chocolate, and long walks on the beach.