Matt Vaughan is the founding director of Ministry Leadership Initiative, a non-profit organization focusing on equipping church leaders to help, care for, and enrich the lives of young people with Christian witness. Matt’s vocational experience includes serving four churches as a youth minister over the span of 20 years; 18 of Matt’s former students responded to a call to ministry by going to seminary. He earned an MA in youth ministry from Southwestern College, an architectural degree from the University of Kansas, and a teaching certificate from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis. Matt and his wife, Amy, live in Prairie Village, Kansas with their two sons. When they are not at a basketball game or tennis match, they yearn to hike, camp, or ski in the great outdoors.