We welcomed Matt Smith and his family to TUC on Sunday 14 January as Matt commenced in the role of Lead Minister. Coming from an education background of high school teaching and chaplaincy, Matt is keen to see young people gain skills and confidence through leadership opportunities and taking on big challenges. Matt Smith and his wife Narelle are blessed with three children – Gabrielle, Asher and Isabel. Celebrating family life is of course a top priority for both Narelle and Matt, enjoying time together to connect and grow. Drawing and painting are some of Matt’s favourite past times, but a never-ending house renovation keeps him out of trouble for most of his spare hours. Matt commenced his working life as a refrigeration mechanic and later studied to achieve his Bachelor of Theology (Trinity) and a Bachelor of Education (USQ).