Matt is the Faculty Director for the Center for Church Management and a Professor of Practice in the Department of Management and Operations at the Villanova University School of Business. His responsibilities include the Master of Science in Church Management degree, part of the #1 ranked online graduate business degree program by U.S. News and World Report, the Certificate in Church Management programs, and research and writing on relevant church management issues. As a Professor, his courses include Organizational Management, Team Dynamics, Pastoral Strategic Planning, and a 6-credit team taught course in Leadership, Ethics, and Catholic Social Teaching.
Prior to joining Villanova, Matt was a Strategic Business Unit Director for the Franklin Mint and was responsible for a $100 million line of diecast collectible cars. He also spent 18 years with the Catholic Leadership Institute and served as President and CEO for 13 years., delvering workshops for bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and lay leaders throughout North America.
Matt has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Church Management from Villanova University. He and his wife, Kerri, live outside of Philadelphia and have three children. In his free time, Matt enjoys marathons and triathlons.
PASTORS ONLY: Come Away & Be Fed:
Sharing Learnings, Supporting Team Development & Creating a Culture Where Everyone Leads
Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 7:30am – 8:45am
Modeling the Way of Our Master, pastors are invited to come away for a while and be fed before returning to their parish. This session will enable pastors to discuss and reflect upon key learnings they and their delegates garnered throughout the Convocation and implications for path forward. Pastors will have the opportunity to share highlights of their team experiences to date, identify team behaviors that enable and hinder the creation of a culture of encounter where everyone leads and discuss how they and their delegates will effectively “point the way” for those they lead. Pastors will obtain hands on coaching support from each another, Chris Lowney and Matt Manion to begin to synthesize learnings to further develop parish EASTeR strategies and support their successful execution.