If a person could be described in one word, Matt’s word would be PASSION. Matt’s life path has been both winding and bumpy – born in Oregon, sent to boarding school in Washington, joined the Navy in California, attended college in Indiana, and went to prison in Arizona – but has been on fire for God’s kingdom since coming to Kansas in 2011. He has battled the demons of addiction and abuse, and knows the hurt and devastation this kind of sin can cause.
Matt Works at Brothers In Blue Reentry in Lansing Correctional Facility and his true passion is evangelizing and spreading the good news about Jesus Christ – specifically to people that society tends to neglect. He stubbornly counts himself a Raiders fan, and is a huge fan of good barbecue.
As the Executive Director of Firm Foundations, Matt provides the vision and direction for the organization, creates ministry partnerships, conducts interviews, preaches and leads Bible studies, and oversees the mentoring process. He is the passion and driving force of our program, as he has responded to God’s clear direction for his life.
Behind the camera is where you can usually find Troy. Whether he's telling the story of a beautiful couples wedding day or on a corporate job site filming a training or 'how to' video, this is where his passion lies. He'd also tell you that he's happily married to his beautiful wife Hannah and they have 4, yes 4, wonderful little kids. He says they're wild banshees most days, but they love every minute of it.
When Troy met Matt, he would of never dreamed the journey they would embark on. Troy began visiting Hutchinson Correctional Facility with Matt and quickly he realized that God was at work inside the walls. When Matt took the job at Brothers In Blue Reentry, he asked Troy to take his place in Wichita as the City Area Manager for Firm Foundations Ministries. Troy has been in this role since January of 2017. He is also the pastor of the Christ the Victor Church that Matt established in HCF East Unit.
In August of 2016 when he was released from prison, William began his journey with Firm Foundations Ministries as a participant in the housing program. He quickly became recognized as a leader among men and was appointed as a house leader at the Madison House. As the ministry has grown, William has grown with it. He now serves as the Wichita Housing Manager where his duties include counseling the men, property management and collecting rent, just to name a few.
William loves all things comics, especially Superman. It's rare if he's not wearing a S logo'd something on his person. He also has a love for the Lord and has expressed that the Lord has told him that Firm Foundations Ministries is where he needs to be, for now.