Born and raised on his family’s farm, Matt has spent his whole life in Worley, Idaho, just south of Coeur d’Alene. While attending Multnomah School of the Bible (now Multnomah University) in Portland, Oregon, he met and married Karen Beaumont, a “preacher’s kid” raised in the Portland area. Matt continues to manage the family farm with his brother, and during their 42 years of marriage, he and Karen have raised two daughters and are thoroughly enjoying their eight grandchildren!
Matt “never meets a stranger”, and is ready to lend a hand or be a leader where needed, while Karen has enjoyed working with children’s ministries and helping where needed at church. Over the years they have both spent their lives involved in many aspects of church ministry and leadership and are excited to be a part of New Hope Fellowship as it grows and thrives here in North Idaho.