Pastor Matt Paul is a native of Eugene, Oregon where he attended the University of Oregon and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and met his wife, Becca. After a brief stint as a bank auditor, Matt followed God's call to ministry. He attended Princeton Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity. Since his ordination in 1996, Matt has served PC(USA) churches in Grants Pass, Oregon, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Spokane Valley, Washington. In 2012 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; the title of his project was Reaching Out by Reaching In: A Model for Incarnational Ministry. His passion in ministry is helping others grow in Christ and serve according to their spiritual gifts. His personal interests include hiking, bird watching, sports, gardening, woodworking, and working on home improvement projects.