Director, Faculty, and Coach
Matt Vaughan is the director for Youth Ministry Institute Midwest, a nonprofit organization that has provided youth ministry training and support to 40 churches. He also serves in youth ministry at Lawrence First Presbyterian Church and teaches a youth ministry practicum at Saint Paul School of Theology. Matt served three other congregations in youth ministry for over 20 years in the Kansas City area with varied memberships of 350 to 4,500, including Village Presbyterian Church. Matt received theological education from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, a teaching certificate from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis, and an architectural degree from the University of Kansas. His mother is a retired United Methodist pastor in the Great Plains UMC Conference. Matt and his wife, Amy, live in Prairie Village, Kansas with their two sons. When they are not at a basketball game or tennis match, they yearn to hike or camp in Colorado, Arizona, or Montreat. Matt teaches, consults, and provides vocational coaching for Youth Ministry Institute Midwest.