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  • Kerry and Matt, Impact Staff at FGCU

    Kerry Eastridge

    Kerry is Impact’s Lead Campus Minister at Florida Gulf Coast University, in Fort Myers, FL.

    My wife Lisa and I met at, and are graduates of, Cincinnati Christian University.  We were married in 1982.  God has blessed us with two sons, Kyle and Tyler. Both are graduates of Florida State University and were active participants in Christian Campus Fellowship at FSU.  Lisa is principal of a public elementary school and an active volunteer with the campus ministry. 

    Ft. Myers has been our home since 1984.  During our years in Ft. Myers, I have been privileged to serve in three churches in three different full-time leadership roles. 

    Believing strongly in the vision and mission of Impact, I joined the Impact staff in January, 2009. I can’t think of any better way to spend my second half of ministry than investing in this next generation of world changers. 

    Matt Boden

    Matt is Impact’s Associate Campus Minister at Florida Gulf Coast University.

    As a student at the University of Central Florida, I saw firsthand the darkness of the university campus and desired for the light of Christ to enter that world. Two years as a student there and four as director of a campus ministry on that campus, God showed me time and again how eager he is to change the world through college students. 

    My lovely wife, Erin, and I seek ways for students to interact with us and our children so that they can experience some aspect of a God-fearing family that many of them may not have. It is a blessing to be able to play an important role in this most pivotal period in their lives; when they make decisions about a career, a spouse, and who they are going to trust with their lives. College students who decide to follow Jesus whole-heartedly will turn this world upside down! 

    I am excited to be on a team with Kerry Eastridge, working together to reach the 13,000 + students at Florida Gulf Coast University in SW Florida for the sake and gospel of Jesus. Campus ministry is like no other ministry in its atmosphere, openness to dialogue, and opportunities to meet new people every day.