Matthew knew he wanted to be a missionary at the ripe age of 11. Following his passion for evangelism, he attended Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he graduated in 2009 with a degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and a minor in Biblical Studies. From there he started a company called Re:treads Sandals that made sandals out of used tires, and whose production was geared to support rebuilding in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010. Matthew was later a part of Willet Missions, where he was the Director of International Ministries. He also illustrated a book on sustainable edible landscaping.
As one of our Produce Interns, Matt wants to use the knowledge and skills he receives to continue on with his missions and work overseas using sustainable agriculture as a means to share the gospel. As a missionary, Matt has been all over the world from Mexico to Brazil, Australia to India, Africa to Romania, and England to China. He hopes to add to his travels and “find my way into an organization preaching the gospel to the poor in the developing world, by revealing God’s love through healing the land and pursing God’s provisions directly through the earth… to offer special insights through farming parables about God and His plan of restoration through Jesus.”