Dr. Matthew A. Lewis is an assistant professor of practical theology, as well as the director of excellence in leadership at the Ashland University Theological Seminary.
God profoundly met Dr. Lewis through his participation in Ashland's Pastors of Excellence program, which is what led him to help with the program and eventually direct it. He views his position as a chance to bring vitality to spiritual leaders, through mentoring and encouragement, and he loves hearing firsthand the life-changing stories of pastors who are positively affected through the program.
Dr. Lewis' upbeat attitude is contagious, and he brings a gentle, positive atmosphere to any classroom, retreat or seminar. He particularly loves the chance to lead in a missions context.
Dr. Lewis enjoys spending time with his wife, Lori, and their three wonderful children. If he has a day to get away, Dr. Lewis loves the wilderness and feels completely content and whole when he gets a chance to rock climb with a friend. He also enjoys traveling to national parks, primarily in the United States but all over the world as well.