Matthew J. Laidlaw is the Dean of Student Life at Calvin Christian High School in Grandville, Michigan. Previously, he served as a pastor at Mars Hill, where he worked on the Kids, Students, Community Life, Sunday, and Executive Leadership teams for over a decade. Matthew is a student at the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a graduate of Kuyper College (BS) and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (MA), and has lived and studied in the Middle East. Matthew is a Certified Trainer for the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary and has served on the Editorial Board for the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a sports enthusiast, joke-teller, and food snob. Matthew, and his wife Stephanie, live in West Michigan with their two young children.