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About Matt

Matt was born and raised in the San José area and has lived in downtown SJ with his family for the past five years. He studied Math and Art History at Williams College. Before teaching math at Cristo Rey, he was on staff at Palo Alto Vineyard Church as a youth pastor, designer, and community outreach leader. He loved being part of a vibrant faith community, and it was here that he discovered a passion for faith, justice, and community. Over time he grew convicted to serve in downtown San José neighborhoods, and he's grateful to have met so many great people here. One highlight in recent years is getting to help as a pitching coach for the SJ High School baseball team.
 
Matt enjoys playing all kinds of sports, nerding out about urban design, and patronizing every trendy coffee shop in the downtown area.