This is a blog about life, Christianity, spiritual leadership, discipleship and culture. Renovate is a word that captures my life and mission. When Jesus came into the world, He announced a message that was all about total renovation of our lives, communities, and world. He invited us into that mission of renovation.
I am married to Kelly, the father of three sons, a disciple of Jesus, a pastor, a musician and a hiker.
Currently, I serve as the Senior Pastor at Eastbrook Church (Milwaukee, WI). Before that, I was the Associate Pastor at Brooklife Church (Mukwonago, WI) and the Pastor of Collegiate Ministries at Elmbrook Church (Brookfield, WI). I graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Northern Theological Seminary and a Bachelors in English and Christian Education from Wheaton College (IL).
I have been privileged to preach at a number of churches, chapels, and conferences, and am currently open to invitations to speak. You can watch or listen to many of those messages here.
Alongside of this blog, I have written for other sources, such as The Evangelical Missions Quarterly (EMQ), Relevant Magazine, and am a regular contributor to the Gospel Life blog. You can read a more detailed list of my writing projects here.
Churches Matt has worked with:
- Eastbrook Church – an urban multi-ethnic church in Milwaukee, WI, where I currently serve as Senior Pastor
- Brooklife Church – a church plant in 2008 where I served as Associate Pastor (2008-2010)
- Elmbrook Church – where I served for five years as Pastor of Collegiate Ministries, working with a ministry called The Ave (2003-2008)
- Church of the Great Shepherd – a church plant where I was on staff immediately after college and during seminary (1997-2003)