Matthew grew up in Collingswood, where he still resides with his wife and two children. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from NJIT, followed by a masters degree in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University and is currently an Associate Principal at Baker, Ingram and Associates. After helping to start a prayer group in his high school, he became a leader of the InterVarsity group at NJIT, and was an active member of RUF during his time at Lehigh. After graduation, Matthew settled himself close to his childhood home and church here at Immanuel. He has spent many years teaching the youth groups Branch and Crossroads, routinely teaches Sunday School, and has dedicated many hours serving the church as a Trustee.