Matt Markins

President and CEO @ Awana

Matt serves as the President and CEO of Awana, a global leader in child discipleship. As a leading researcher in child discipleship and children’s ministry, Matt has commissioned eight research projects since 2013, including a study conducted by Barna Group called, Children’s Ministry in a New Reality. He’s the coauthor of three books, most notably RESILIENT: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church. He’s also the co-founder of the Child Discipleship Forum and D6 Conference. Matt is an artist who builds and renovates through carpentry, enjoys travel and slow breakfasts with his wife, Katie. Matt and Katie have been involved in children’s ministry for more than 25 years and spend their time in Nashville with their two sons.