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Matthew Spear joined the staff as the Middle School Ministry Director and Family Ministry Administrative Assistant in 2018 and has since transitioned into the role of director over all student ministries, grades 6-12. Matthew has lived in the south suburbs of Chicago for the past 23 years.
His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching sports. Skye Jethani and Casey Tygrett are some of his favorite authors. He says, “I enjoy anything that can be done in a coffee shop or with friends. I’m a pretty simple guy!”
Matthew graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s in Christian Education and has been involved with several other youth ministries. He shows his passion for ministry through his personal mission statement: “Love God. Love others. Be Jesus.”