Matt was born and raised outside of Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a degree in Criminal Justice. After graduating from TCU, Matt received his Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Matt and his wife, Leslee, have been married since 2008 and they have two girls. Both Matt and Leslee love college football, soccer, being outside and hanging out as a family. Matt's ministry philosophy is to develop leaders to be the hands and feet of Jesus. He is passionate about pointing others to a deeper relationship with Christ and communicating the Word of God clearly. Matt has served as the Minister to the Next Generation at Highland since June of 2013 before transitioning to become the Associate Pastor of Families and Discipleship.