Matt came to know the Lord while in high school in Charleston, SC, but his years at Furman University (1998-2002) with Campus Outreach were perhaps the most formative of his life. God used a number of older students and CO staff to show Matt the profound reality of the gospel, the reality of eternity, and the joy of a life poured out. In 2004, Matt joined the CO Minneapolis team to watch the Lord build laborers on the numerous college campuses in the Twin Cities. In the same year he met his wife, Lisa. Matt and Lisa were married in February 2006 and minister together to the staff and students. In 2015, Matt, Lisa, and their family moved to Charleston, SC to take over as the Regional Director of CO. They have four children: Annie, Lucy, Eli, and Zoe.