Matt Nightingale is an educator, musician, speaker, writer and spiritual director living and working in the North San Francisco Bay Area. He is a teacher at Sonoma County Day School in Santa Rosa and the worship leader at The Quest in Novato.
For seventeen years, Matt worked as a worship pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, serving churches in Redwood City, CA; Houston; Tulsa; Seattle and Santa Rosa. He is currently finishing a certification program in spiritual direction through The Journey Center in Santa Rosa.
As a gay Christian, Matt is passionate about the intersection of sexuality and spirituality, and he works to create safe, sacred space for people exploring these identities. His TEDx talk, Choosing Gratitude and Hope, with his former wife, Luanne Nightingale, tells their story of mixed-orientation marriage, an evolving understanding of faith and sexuality, and the painful but necessary choice of divorce, all within the context of gratitude and hope.
You can connect with Matt on his website: www.mattnightingale.com, on socials @MattNigtingale.
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