About Matt

I am a pastor, teacher and communicator whose calling is to share Jesus with the world through visionary leadership and motivating mission in others.

I presently serve as lead pastor of Restoration Church Lake Zurich, a church my wife and I planted in the suburbs of Chicago, and part-time professor of biblical studies at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. I am formally an adjunct professor of communications at Moody Bible Institute and of television production & directing at Columbia College Chicago. I hold a Masters of Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Television Production & Directing from Columbia College Chicago. I have a diverse background in professional broadcast television that includes two Emmy Awards and credits on locally and nationally syndicated programming. Today, I focus my energy on my wife, children, and leading the body of Christ through vocational church leadership and pastoral ministry.

I blog about theology, mission and the church.

Here’s to our journey together!
-Matt

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