Matthew Soerens serves as the US Church Training Specialist for World Relief. In that role, he assists churches in understanding the complexities of immigration from a biblical perspective. Matthew previously worked as a Board of Immigration Appeals-accredited legal counselor at World Relief's local office in DuPage County, Illinois and, before that, worked with World Relief Nicaragua.
Matthew is the co-author, with Jenny Hwang, of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate (InterVarsity Press, 2009). He is also the co-creator of UnDocumented.tv.
Matthew earned his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and a master's degree in International Public Service from DePaul University's School of Public Service. Originally from Neenah, Wisconsin, Matthew now lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with his wife, Diana.