Matt was born and raised in Orange County, attending Compass Aliso Viejo since its inception. In high school, God saved him and gave him a desire to serve the church full-time. He went out to Louisville, KY to study Biblical and Theological Studies at Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently finishing up his B.A. and M.Div online. In June of 2018, he married his high school sweetheart, Karina. They are both excited to serve the students of Compass Tustin!