Matt moved to Chicago in 2005 to attend North Park University, and where he graduated with a B.S. in Finance. After working in finance for two years, he transitioned to seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he received a Masters in Theological Studies in 2014.
In 2012, he met his wonderful wife, Lauren, and they have been married for five years. Lauren is an academic librarian at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. In 2018, their family grew by +1 after baby Asher was born.
Lauren and Matt’s ministry at Village is marked by a shared love for Chicago, cultivated over the years we have worked, played, studied, and served in this city. They share a common passion for seeing lives transformed by the hope of Jesus, and believe the best way to share this news is through being a church that is committed to the West Town neighborhood.
Luke is originally from Columbus Ohio, where he grew up with his four brothers. He came to Chicago in order to study at The Moody Bible Institute, where he received his degree in pastoral ministry.
He joined Village Church early on while he was a student and joined the pastoral team with pastor Matt after graduating from his studies in 2018. He loves the people of the city and believes in the importance of the Church serving those around them.
He has a passion for stories and helping others connect their lives to the story of God’s love. He desires to have his ministry marked creativity and beauty that highlights Jesus.