Matt Heard

Matt Heard and his wife, Arlene, divide their home between Colorado Springs and Orlando and are privileged to be the parents of three adult sons. A speaker, writer, and coach, he was the senior pastor of Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs for twelve years and is currently the President of The Gathering USA, headquartered in Orlando. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Reformed Theological Seminary and also studied Pre-Law at Samford University and with Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri Fellowship in Huémoz, Switzerland. 

Matt is the author of Life with a Capital L: Embracing Your God-Given Humanity, is also on the Board of Directors for Reach Beyond, and is a member of the faculty and Board of Reference for Summit Ministries. Whether speaking, consulting, serving, re-creating, or relaxing with friends, Matt relishes the privilege of experiencing Christ not only as Way and Truth, but also as Life. (See more at and