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Matthew’s personal and professional pursuit of holistic growth
are at the center of his life and work with others. He holds
degrees in Communication from Biola University (1994) and Christian
Ministry and Leadership from Talbot School of Theology (2001).
Spiritual Development and Pastoral Counseling were the specialized
emphases of his graduate work. Matthew also received a certificate
in spiritual direction from the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center in
Los Angeles. Currently, he is studying to complete a doctoral
program in Higher Education Leadership at Azusa Pacific
Over the past 17 years, Matthew has cultivated his vocation
toward influencing the holistic development of emerging adults,
leaders and professionals. In 2016, Matthew launched a professional
consulting business (TRACK 3 Leadership Development) integrating
insight from leadership, psychological, and theological
perspectives for the purpose of holistic growth in individuals and
groups. Recently, Matthew has excelled as a primary group
facilitator for Growth Skills Foundation.
He finds unique inspiration for his work in creation, music,
spiritual friendship and the daily pursuit of humility as the
highest virtue for human growth and spiritual flourishing. Matthew,
his wife, Sheela, and their three children, Annie, Breeana and
Jarren, live, work and play in Sutter Creek, CA.
FATHERS FOR THE FATHERLESS
—MINNEAPOLIS, MN — August 28th, 2021
— DENVER, CO — September 18th, 2021
— PHILADELPHIA, PA — October 2nd, 2021
— NEW YORK, NY — October 16th, 2021
— PHOENIX, AZ — November 20th, 2021
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out episode 180 for the first half of the conversation with
- 2:26 - Travel tips for living in a
- 4:12 - Everything is better as a team. Be a
team in the routines of setting up and taking down.
- 5:00 - Recommendation: Stay at least two nights
at each site.
- 5:28 - Expect that things will break
- 7:35 - "I would say having very consistent patterns
with safety in mind, with consistency and structure in mind for
your family, because there's going to be plenty of unstructured
- 8:56 - Dad Wisdom #1: Own your role as dad. "No
one can be a dad like you. No one. You're the dad in your family.
So own it."
- 9:17 - Dad Wisdom #2 - Decide what you want to
do as a dad. How do you want things to be?
- 10:34 - Dad Wisdom #3 - Listen to your
- 12:35 -
Grace Disguised by Sittser
- 13:36 - Listening to clues in the physical body
to recognize grief
- 14:31 - How he handled tragic loss
- 17:18 - You need to pace your work with sadness, you
need to move towards it with intentionality. Invite other people
into that and then give yourself permission to take a
- 17:56 - Article:
Navigating sadness on the journey of
"Facing the sadness, embracing the sadness, pacing
- 18:35 -
"Please turn toward your heart, please. The more you're able
to do that with you, the more you can do that with your wife and
especially your kids. Your heart is the most important part of who
you are, and that includes your deep feelings of thought willing
and emotion coalescing in the heart. And so to be to be a man of
heart, I think, is what I would what I would call dads to above all