Matt longs to see all of Kansas City and the Heartland flourish.
“I believe the National Christian Foundation, by God’s grace and help, can catalyze and convene generous givers to mobilize God’s resources for His work and make that flourishing a reality,” he said.
Matt joined NCF in 2019 as vice president of NCF Heartland in Overland Park, Kansas. He leads a regional effort with a strategic emphasis on the Kansas City metro area. “I build relationships with new and existing givers, connecting them with the larger giving community and increasing awareness on NCF’s wise and innovative giving strategies,” he said.
Prior to NCF, Matt was director of operations for five years at The Hope Center, a comprehensive community development organization in east Kansas City, Missouri. While there, he spearheaded real estate and economic development initiatives and oversaw day-to-day activities.
Matt is a lifelong learner. He’s an MBA graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. He also holds a master of divinity degree from Denver Seminary and a bachelor of science degree in social sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy, followed by 12 years of service in the U.S. Air Force.
Combining his passion for the Lord and his love of sports, Matt is a chaplain with Baseball Chapel, an international ministry recognized by Major and Minor League Baseball. He serves as the chaplain leader for the Kansas City Royals. His sports career also includes a two-year stint as a receiver and punt returner for the New York Jets.
He and his wife, Jenna, live in Kansas City, Missouri, with their three boys. The Farmers operate a small business focused on providing quality, customer-focused housing in Kansas City’s east side.