Matthew is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Brockport; NY a Masters
of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School; NY with a focus on Theology, Interfaith studies, Womanist and African American approach to theology; a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Villanova University; PA. Matthew grew up Roman Catholic and has studied Eastern philosophies and practices for over sixteen years. He completed his pastoral internship at the United Church of Christ, NY. Utilizing these gifts Matthew has traveled guest speaking at Interfaith Workshops, Worship services, and other spiritual venues.