Matt spent twenty years working in missions in Asia and the Pacific, where he was submerged in different cultures and spent time working with people from many diverse backgrounds. 

He then studied to try and understand all the questions his interaction with so many different people raised in him. He finished his PhD in leadership and communication from University of Wales in 2001. 

Since then, Matt has made it a priority to help people understand who they are in God and how to express Him in whatever situation their faith finds them. 

Currently he splits his time in working with churches and missions agencies, writing (He has written 16 books) and is currently CEO of a marketplace consulting company in Singapore. He works closely with leaders and their organizations to address the challenges of a changing world and how to be fully present in the midst of tension. 

He is married to Celia and they have a son who is married and living in Hawaii.