Matt Brown is from Columbus, Ohio (USA), and has lived in Paris for 5 years. He speaks both English and French, and loves to snack on cheese!
Matt's favorite Bible verses are Luke 10:27 (“He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”), and the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37. His favorite move is Heavyweights (“Attention campers. Lunch has been cancelled due to lack of hustle. Deal with it.”), and his favorite book is Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis. Sufjan Stevens, MGMT, Johnny Cash, Hall and Oates, and the University of Notre Dame Marching Band are all currently on his iPod!
When asked why he's a youth leader at ACP, he says, "I believe that our teenage (and preteen) years are an incredibly important phase of our faith lives. As we start to become independent individuals we can now chose to either grow closer to God or farther from him. Youth group had a huge impact on my life during middle and high school, creating a foundation of faith that has stayed with me until today. Now it is my turn to give back and contribute to this important ministry in my church."