Matt has eight years of experience serving in church plants, first in southeastern Ireland, then at Cahaba Park Church in Birmingham, AL (while attending Beeson Divinity School), then as the Assistant Pastor of Christ the King Somerville (metro Boston). Prior to serving in minis-try, Matt worked for over three years in business in his native Illinois, then in Nashville. He was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in October of 2014.
He and his wife Naomi have been married since July of 2015. Naomi is originally from near London, England, and grew up mostly in western Connecticut. In early college, she gave her life to Christ, then served as an intern at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT. She moved to Somerville (metro Boston) in 2010, and since then has taught children at Park Street School, a Christian school in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. In July of 2017, Liam Matthew Owens was born, bringing new joy, love, cuteness and chaos to the Owens family.