Matt LaFree, Director of Student Ministries
Email: mattlafree@thevineyard.org
 
Matt LaFree is the Director of Student Ministries here at the Vineyard Church. He is responsible for the development of the Middle School and High School ministries at the church. 
 
Matt first accepted Christ in high school, but re-committed his life to Jesus in 2012 after he and his family started attending The Vineyard Church. Since this time Matt has gained a new understanding of what it means to truly be a follower of Jesus Christ. His life changed dramatically after he was baptized and spent time on a mission’s trip in Costa Rica. Since that time God has called Matt into full-time ministry. 
 
Matt met his wife Laurie while he was a teacher at Jimtown and they have been married since 2005. Together they have two wonderful children, Logan and Macie.  Matt graduated from Bremen High School and earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his Master’s from Bethel College. In his spare time Matt enjoys sitting by the campfire and watching pretty much any type of sport, especially golf.