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Matt is an assistant professor of Missions and Bible at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN. Matt and his wife Charla served as church planters in Cusco, Peru. Since his return to the United States, he has developed a passion for diaspora missiology, especially rural areas. Matt has a Ph.D. in Missions with a minor in World Religions from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and wrote his dissertation on diaspora missions among Asian Americans in southern, rural contexts.

He is happily married to Charla and has 2 kids and 1 crazy dog. He and his family love to camp, hike, play disc golf, and visit National Parks. Matt is a proud native of West Virginia and loves to cheer for the WV Mountaineers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Steelers.