Matt spent most of his childhood and adult life living in Prattsburg, NY. He’s grateful to have grown up in a loving home as the youngest of five children. Matt says his parents “loved each other wholeheartedly” and worked to instill Christian values and practices in all of them from an early age.

At age 10, Matt accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. However, after leaving home as a young man to join the Air Force, Matt gradually slipped from intentionally maintaining his relationship with Christ. He spent much of his time on the road, from serving as a security specialist in the Air Force, to delivering goods for Frito-Lay, then lastly, working for Schwan’s Home Delivery.

God faithfully pursues His children. In 2014, Matt recommitted his life to Christ! About a year after rededicating himself to the Lord, Matt crossed paths with a past acquaintance, a Christian man named Tom, who owned a construction business. As they worked together, not only did Matt’s knowledge of construction grow, his relationship with Christ flourished too.

One day, Tom mentioned to Matt that Family Life was seeking to fill a maintenance position. He encouraged Matt to inquire about the job. The way this opportunity unfolded made it clear to Matt that God was redirecting his path. In faith, he trusted and obeyed.

Matt is married to his best friend, Amanda. They have two grown daughters with families of their own. They also have another daughter, Amarae, and two foster daughters!