Matthew Soerens serves as the U.S. Church Training Specialist for World Relief. Matthew assists churches in understanding the complexities of immigration from a biblical perspective. He 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 Yang, of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate (InterVarsity Press, 2009). He also serves as the Field Director for the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of Christian organizations of which World Relief is a founding member.
Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and a master’s degree from DePaul University’s School of Public Service. Originally from Neenah, Wisconsin, Matthew now lives in suburban Chicago.