I checked out his Twitter feed and found out that he’s a bit of a Notre Dame fan. Well, I can like him anyway…I have a bit of an affinity for the Irish myself.
Matt Hunt is a youth minister, and it makes sense that he’s a techie, doesn’t it? At his parish, Sts. Joseph and Paul in Owensboro, Kentucky, there’s quite a bit going on. Let’s find out what Matt has to say…
Tell us about yourself in five words or less.
Let me use five from the Strength Finder Test:
Of your pursuits, what’s your favorite?
Social justice and pastoral care.
When you think of the New Evangelization from your approach as a “Catholic Techie,” what excites you? What makes you want to continue?
As a techie I love the thought of moving into a world that is scary to many people, especially older Catholics. “We are called to step into the deep,” stated by Blessed John Paul II the Great! We can’t be afraid to go into where the world is moving. Though technology/social is moving and updating everyday we must go where people are and prepare to minister to them.
I love teaching others of what we can to use technology to minister to others. I show people things as easy as posting a video to YouTube to using an iPhone to become a portable reporter.
What makes me continue is the challenge in an ever-changing world because when things get comfortable some new update, website, app, trend comes out. Also, I just feel called to it.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of your work?
I’m a full-time Youth Minister/Pastoral Minister at my Parish. I love working with youth because that is where they are at–online and into tech. My parish is also very into moving with the times and understand that is where our ministry needs to go.
In your spare time, what are we likely to find you doing? Do you have a gadget in hand or do you go native and screenless?
You can find me working out, disk golfing, hiking, exploring new food, and reading comics. I always have my iPhone or iPad.
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Copyright 2013 Sarah Reinhard