Matt VanCleave is Blue Oaks’ Teaching Pastor, co-leading the Leadership Team with Executive Pastor Joe Hartley. His primary responsibility is to provide transformational teaching and oversee all aspects of the weekend services. Matt is accountable to the Elder Board. Matt’s desire is to provide an irresistible church environment where every person can experience life in all its fullness through Jesus Christ. Matt earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Judson University and M.A. in Religion from Trinity International University.
Matt and his wife Kathy have two daughters and a son. When Matt is not studying or spending time with his family, he enjoys snowboarding, golf, rowing and gardening. A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Matt proudly wore his Cubs jersey while teaching on the Sunday following their 2016 World Series Championship win, but he lost a long-standing teaching illustration in the bargain.