Next up in the Get to Know the Staff feature is Micah Matthews. Learn what Micah does here at Urban Vision, what he likes to do when he’s not working and how you can meet Micah and the rest of the UV staff.
How long have you been with Urban Vision?
Working full time for a year, working/interning since August 2009, participant for all my life.
What is your position at UV?
I am the Junior Director of our Set On Success After School program, which I mainly focus on our elective courses and spiritual formation. I also am a co-coordinator of Kids Club, which is our outreach program.
When you’re not working at UV, what is your favorite way to relax?
I love to play strategy games, sports, and reading.
Favorite movie or TV show?
Currently, my favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption and my favorite TV show is Psych.
Scripture verse that holds a lot of meaning for you?
Lately, I’ve been thinking about 2 Tim 2:13, which says, “if we are faithless, he remains faithful for he cannot deny himself.” I just love the depth of grace that this verse shares with us. Even in our most unfaithful moments, he stills hangs on to us, and not only does this verse promises Christ’s faithfulness but that our relationship is so deep that to deny us in our faithlessness would be to deny himself. Amazing stuff.
I’ve spent a lot of time in my life learning to think well about God and His Word but have spent little time focusing on how to grow virtue in my life. God’s been showing me how to take steps to be truly unlike the word in how I live, such as humility and submission. I still have a lot to learn and even more to put into practice.
What is/are the reason/s you love most about working at UV?
This is home for me, quite literally. I grew up in the neighborhood with my parents with a sense of my life being directed towards making our patch of North Akron a little more of his kingdom come “on earth as it is in heaven.” I love discipleship and evangelism, and I love this area because it’s home.
Get to know more of our staff at our 26th annual fundraising banquet on September 24th.
This year’s theme is “Leading a Legacy” – focusing on Urban Vision’s development of today’s youth into tomorrow’s Christ-focused leaders. 2 Timothy 2:22 – “And what you have heard from me, entrust to faithful people, who will be able to teach others also.”
Please join us as we celebrate God’s faithfulness over the past year, and prayerfully present how we feel God moving in the year to come.