Hailing from just outside Houston, TX, Matthew Rock is beginning his third year of the Master of Divinity program at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. The third year of his MDiv degree focuses on practical learning and gaining more clarity regarding one's calling as a pastor, and this is part of what he hopes to receive during his internship with Emmaus Road. He is 26 years old, graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009, and moved up to Seattle two years ago to attend The Seattle School. Derek Webb, mewithoutYou, and Guy Clark are among his favorite music artists, and Cormac McCarthy and David Foster Wallace his favorite authors. He loves the sun, hot summers, good Tex-Mex and brisket, and is obviously confused about why he lives in Seattle.