Matt Heard is President/CEO of The Gathering USA a ministry that was formed in 1987 that is about developing communities of maturing, reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ. It's a ministry to encourage men to give back to their communities. Matt is the author of Life with a capital L. Previously, Matt was Senior Pastor of Woodmen Valley Chapel. During that time the church took innovative steps in establishing a multisite approach to ministry, embracing the arts and cultivating creativity, and also launched groundbreaking initiatives toward community involvement through forging partnerships with local government, nonprofits, and other churches to serve the homeless, those in need, and the oppressed-locally and also around the world. He has also been the Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Leadership Foundation. Matt is a graduate of Wheaton College and Reformed Theological Seminary, and has also studied at Wheaton Graduate School in Illinois. L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland, Fackelbararnas Bible Institute in Sweden, Capernwray Bible School in England, and two years of Pre-Law at Samford University in Birmingam, Alabama.
Matt and his wife, Arlene, have 3 children and share their home base between Colorado Springs and Orlando.