Matt – a jock I actually like….and who actually likes me (I think.) He talks football. I smile and nod. I talk ice cream. He smiles and nods. We talk youth ministry – and we both move to the edge of our seats. He has a deep heart to make the greatest impact for Jesus. He does it through his role as a youth pastor. He does it through his role as a dad. (Ask him about his recent adoption…it’s why you won’t see him at SYMC this year.) He does it as a good friend. Matt’s a good enough friend that I might just be persuaded to sit through an entire _______________ game….you fill in the lame sporting event thingy here. He makes it easy to focus on the things that bring us together.