Professional Training & Experience
- Covenant Bible College – Strathmore, Alberta 2006
- 40-Day: Daniel Leadership Institute, Tentmakers – Duluth, MN 2008
- BArchSc, North Dakota State University – Fargo, ND 2014
- MArch, North Dakota State University – Fargo, ND 2015
Prior to and during architecture school Matthew spent 15 years working in the construction industry. Gaining a broad understanding of many different trades has helped support his understanding of architecture. After graduating from NDSU, Matthew joined designArc Group in Brookings, SD. He spent only a short time there before God opened a door to pursue architecture mission work in Sierra Leone. Following his time in Sierra Leone, Matthew secured an internship with EMI, ultimately leading him to join staff. God has called Matthew to serve with EMI in South Africa and has given him a heart for orphans.
Life on mission began at the age of 7 for Matthew, as his parents pursued missions in the marketplace with their family business. This was a foundational time for him. After attending Bible College, Matthew continued life on mission by serving at Camp Homewood teaching about horses and sharing the love of Jesus with kids. After his time at Homewood, Matthew pursued men’s ministry and continued to grow in his leadership skills through attending the 40-Day: Daniel Leadership Institute. He continues life on mission, intentionally building community in the 30+ places he has lived. In recent years Matthew has also become an advocate for dyslexics, as he also lives with severe dyslexia.
Matthew is flying solo. But not without encouragement from his parents, brother, sister, 4 nieces, 3 nephews and many brothers and sisters in Christ. His family continues to support him in the many life adventures God has lead him on through his 33 years of life.