Lakeside, Montana

Matthew Praetzel

Matthew Praetzel

Matt is a 3rd generation YWAMer, with both sets of grandparents serving in the early days of the mission, and his parents currently serving. He has been with Youth With A Mission since his DTS in 2013 in Kona, Hawaii. He is married to Kyla Praetzel, and together they have two boys, Bryson and Atlee. Their family hopes one day to be long-term missionaries overseas in South Africa and are constantly training for when that day comes. Matt has served in a variety of roles throughout his time in YWAM before starting Mission 91 with JT Pharr in 2019. Matt’s vision in life is to help people find a place of belonging within the Church that compliments their unique vision and skillsets and create roles where those skills can be used to further the Great Commission.

Hope is Terrifying

‘“About this time next year,” Elisha said, “you will hold a son in your arms.”  “No, my lord!” she objected. “Please, man of God, don’t

Your Beauty is Not Your Value

It was over – again.  The hope, unspoken, barely admitted, though thoroughly wrestled through, fell away like it had so often done before. As usual,