Matt Hartsell

Executive Director/Founder

About my family: I have been happily married since 1981 to the love of my life and best friend, Barb. We have five children.

In the Bible, I relate most strongly to: Not to sound overly pessimistic, but the life of Job really resonates with me.  His honesty in/about suffering and God’s cryptic plan for redeeming a seemingly unjust situation brings me a lot of peace. Job 13:15 touches my soul at the deepest level: “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him….”

In my spare time, I enjoy: Spending time with family, woodworking, going to the gym, nature, taking walks, traveling and helping others in need.

My favorite quote: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” –Horace Mann

My most heart-felt prayer: “God use me.  Fill me with your Spirit and help me to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its own.”