Matt and Julia currently live in Lynchburg, Virginia with their four sons (Isaiah, Toby, Coleman, Benson) and one daughter (Eliana). They met during their college years through involvement in the same campus ministry; Campus Outreach.
If it wasn't "love at first sight", it definitely was "domination at first sight". The night that Matt and Julia first met they were partnered together in a card game and they destroyed everyone! In fact, everyone else quit because they were convinced Matt and Julia were cheating. The chemistry was strong!
That night was the beginning of a friendship that moved into a dating relationship for the next 2 1/2 years. In July of 2001, Matt proposed to Julia and they were married on November 10, 2001 (pic above!)
Matt has been on staff with Campus Outreach for the past 20 years. He is currently on the East Coast Network Development Team and has the privilege of focusing on the spiritual and relational health of staff. "Couple Minutes" was initially started as a desire to serve Campus Outreach couples.
Matt and Julia have been actively encouraging and strengthening marriages and familes since 2013. They have had the privilege of sharing their "Nourish & Cherish" marriage content with churches and organizations around the world.
In addition to partnering with Matt in marriage and family ministry, Julia is a certified Doula and childbirth educator.
Matt and Julia serve the staff of a college ministry called Campus Outreach. "Couple Minutes" started as an initiative to make a positive, practical investment in the married CO staff. Over time this resource was made available to the public. Matt's salary with CO is 100% reliant on the donations of others.