Web Consultant, Pastor,
Theology Geek, Musician,
Husband, and Father of 4
But not in that order.
Matt has been creating websites professionally over 2 decades, playing nearly every role on a web team. He has spent the latter half of this time leading teams of experts as founder and CEO of Mere Agency, a leading ministry-facing Web agency who serve ministries and churches such as Keith and Kristen Getty, Shane & Shane’s Worship Initiative, The Village Church, The Southern Baptist Convention, Reformed Theological Seminary, The White Horse Inn.
Prior to this Matt worked on other high-profile projects, most notably in his role at AOL for Weblogs, Inc. as Principal Designer, working on such sites as Engadget.com, Joystiq.com, Fanhouse.com (the teams on these sites went on to found Vox Media, The Verge, Polygon, and SBNation.) Later Matt served as the Sr. Web Manager for DesiringGod.org.
Through these avenues and his other work in small agencies, higher education institutions, and freelance for small business and non-profit organizations, Matt has gained broad field expertise is in the areas of Web strategy, information architecture, usability, front-end development, project management, leadership, and remote team management.
Matt also serves as a lead pastor of his local church where he helps to coordinate the pastoral team and leadership development, and preaches regularly.
He is passionate about Jesus, his wife Nancy, their four beautiful daughters, useful gadgets, productivity methodology, results-only work environments, music, martial arts, and tabletop roleplaying games. He is an avid reader of theology, philosophy, business thinking, and sci-fi and fantasy, and generally considers himself to be a massive geek.