Matt studied music performance and audio engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore and the College of Southern Maryland. He has extensively toured the United States and parts of Europe as a singer and guitar player. In addition to leading worship at Gilwood, Matt also still maintains a heavy performance schedule outside of church. His wife Rebecca plays alongside him as a duet on hand percussion, and you can find the two performing all over the region. Matt loves all styles of worship including both contemporary and traditional and has a passion for ministries that help homelessness, children/youth and families.