After working in the funeral industry as a Funeral Director for 10 years on a full-time basis (and another 12 years on a part-time) and serving as a pastor for the past 16 years, Matt now helps people who are “stuck” or who are struggling with purpose and clarity – people who know there is more to life. He helps people through facilitating a process called LifePlan. LifePlan is a two-day, one-on-one process that brings people deep understanding as to who they are and whom they were created to be. It also brings clarity in moving forward.
In addition to facilitating LifePlans, Matt coaches, does some writing and speaks publicly.
He has been married for over 28 years to Stacy. They have five children, Bailey and her husband Michael Olson, who live in Coon Rapids, MN; Shelby, who resides in Lakewood, CO; Sam, who lives in a group home in Ames, IA; Charlsea, who is a student at Iowa State University and Josiah, who is a student at Central College in Pella. We also have a grandson – Harrison (photo below) – he is the son of Bailey and Michael.
There will be two blogs on this site.
1. Live and Finish Well – Matt will seek to blog 1-3 times a week on items related to living well. This will include an occasional podcast. The areas of focus will be on overcoming your past, living out your purpose and passions today and planning for the future.
2. Lessons from Sam – This blog will focus on giving hope to those who have children with developmental disabilities. Matt will interview parents on where they have seen the Fruit of the Spirit lived out amongst these children that our society considers “damaged”. Having a child with special needs causes their parents to experience higher highs and lower lows than most families get to experience. This podcast will focus on those higher highs.
Matt would love to help you discern your purpose and live an intentional life.
“I exist to live an an authentic follower of Christ, helping people get to where they want to go through deep connection, coaching and communication.”