Matthew Hooper

Matthew Hooper

Process Group Facilitator


Matthew’s personal and professional pursuit of holistic growth are at the center of his life and work with others. He holds degrees in Communication from Biola University (1994) and Christian Ministry and Leadership from Talbot School of Theology (2001). Spiritual Development and Pastoral Counseling were the specialized emphases of his graduate work. Matthew also received a certificate in spiritual direction from the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center in Los Angeles. Currently, he is studying to complete a doctoral program in Higher Education Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. Over the past 17 years, Matthew has cultivated his vocation toward influencing the holistic development of emerging adults, leaders and professionals. Currently, he serves as the Associate Dean of Students at Biola University. In recent years, Matthew launched a professional consulting business (TRACK 3 Leadership Development) integrating Christian spirituality, psychological insight, and intentional community for the purpose of holistic leadership development. He finds unique inspiration for his work in creation, spiritual friendship and the daily pursuit of humility as the highest virtue for human growth. Matthew, his wife, Sheela, and their three children, Annie, Breeana and Jarren, live, work and play in northern California.

Degrees Earned

  • Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership, Azusa Pacific University (in progress)
  • M.A. Spiritual Development, Biola University
  • B.A. Communications, Biola University