Matthew Ellison is the President and co-founder of Sixteen:Fifteen, which exists to help local churches discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations. He formerly served as the Missions Pastor at Calvary of Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, he founded an international short-term mission ministry called LifeLine Missions that gave thousands across the country the opportunity to experience the mission field firsthand. Now, he devotes his time to serving local churches across the country by coaching them in strategically focused missions and helping them to discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations. Matthew currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Renee, and their three children.