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Matt is an Arlington native who grew up just south of Ballston in the Arlington Forest neighborhood. As a teenager, he used to sneak into our gym to play basketball with his friends! Matt first placed his trust in Christ as a high school senior while attending the Cornerstone youth group at The Falls Church.

After graduating from William & Mary and Indiana University with degrees in biology, Matt taught science for five years at Langley High School in nearby McLean. After sensing God’s call to pastoral ministry, he moved to Texas where he served on staff at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas while completing his Th.M. at Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2010, Matt returned to his hometown to become Cherrydale’s Young Adults Pastor; his responsibilities have since shifted to oversee teaching, shepherding, membership, and leadership development.

Matt’s passion is to help others understand and embrace God’s radical and abundant love through the gospel of Jesus Christ. He loves to teach and preach God’s Word, and he is committed to encouraging and equipping this local church to walk in the Spirit as we follow Jesus to the glory of God together. Matt and his wife Ashley live in Arlington with their three children, Caroline, Elizabeth, and Tommy.

Where were you born?
Washington, DC

Hobbies
Reading, drinking coffee, gardening, running, playing basketball, coaching soccer, Indiana Hoosiers basketball, Tottenham Hotspur soccer

Favorite Food
Ice Cream, Pizza, Cheeseburgers, French Fries

Favorite Book
Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot, Elisabeth Elliot

Favorite Authors
John Piper, Tim Keller, David Wells

Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby® or Baskin Robbins’ Baseball Nut®

Funniest and/or fondest childhood memory
Our family trip to Alaska when I was eight years old

Favorite Scripture Verse, passage, or book of the Bible
Isaiah 53

If I had a different job I would be . . .
A landscape architect.

Nobody knows that I still . . .
(If I answered this, it would no longer be true!)

If I could ask God one question it would be . . .
What did you do before you created?