Matt Markins is the President and CEO of Awana. Matt is the co-author of four books (most notably, The Faith of Our Children) and co-founder of the Child Discipleship Forum and D6 Conference. He has commissioned eleven research projects since 2013, including Children’s Ministry in a New Reality, conducted by Barna Group. He’s a board member at large for the National Association of Evangelicals. Matt and his wife Katie reside in Nashville with their sons.