Matthew Soerens – The Urban Summit 2013
For the past seven years, Matthew Soerens has lived in a neighborhood in suburban Chicago where most of his neighbors are immigrants, representing more than twenty different countries of origin. His passion—and his job as the US Church Training Specialist for World Relief—is to challenge the church to respond to the challenges and opportunities of immigration in ways consistent with biblical values. He speaks and consults with local churches and denominations throughout the country and is the co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate. He’s also written about immigration issues for Christianity Today,PRISM, The Gospel Coalition blog, and Living with Teenagers.
Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and his Master’s Degree from DePaul University. He and his wife Diana are expecting their first child in June.
Listen to Matthew’s breakout session below:
Immigration Breakout Session