Matthew J Diaz is a native to Arizona and currently resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife and four kids. He holds his B.S. in Social Studies Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University and his M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been volunteering, interning and working full-time as a youth director starting in 2001. He was officially ordained as a pastor in 2011, and continues to minister to teenagers in various settings. Currently he is a Bible Teacher at Northwest Christian School teaching the New Testament Epistles for 11th grade students, as well as Graphic Design for multiple grades. He is in charge of student engagement with local missions projects as well as leading one of the school's several international trips. He will be returning to Cambodia in June of 2019 with a new team of students.