Matthew received his bachelor's degree in Intercultural Studies from Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida in 2010. After university he worked in several places including World Hunger Relief in Waco, Texas. He and his wife, Karli, have served as missionaries in Rwanda with New International since 2016, along with their two children, Hallelujah and Shepherd. In 2017, Matthew founded Sowers of HOPE, an agriculture ministry equipping churches with theological and technical resources so that Christian farmers become catalyst for nutritional, economic, environmental, and spiritual growth in their communities. In 2020, Sowers of HOPE was absorbed by HOPE International, where Matthew now serves as the program’s manager. He has been well received at previous ECHO Conferences as a breakout speaker.
Mobilizing Churches for Agricultural Ministry