Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again (John 4:14)

Matt Sickmeir

Youth Minister


What I love about youth ministry 

Seeing the lives of young people transformed for Christ. 


Ministry/Professional Background 

Matt has been at Hooton, and now Cornerstone for almost 19 years.  Matt is a part-time youth minister, and he is a full-time letter carrier working in Danville, IL.  Matt graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana in 1995 with a double major in Christian Education and Bible.  He has taken two graduate level classes at Lincoln Christian Seminary in Lincoln, IL. 


The age I became a Christian  



Favorite Bible Verses 

Philippians 4:13:  I can do everything through him (Christ) who gives me strength.   


Colossians 3:17:  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 


Favorite Authors/Speakers 

Kyle Idleman, Doug Fields, Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, Greg Stier 

Rick Warren, John Maxwell, Philip Yancey, Francis Chan 



Matt is single.  Matt has one brother, Jason, and one sister, Ashley.  He has 6 nephews and 1 niece. 



Going to Illinois men’s basketball games, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bears play, playing various sports, taking care of his salt water fish tank, reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling 


Favorite food 

Fried Chicken