As a boy John Mathews dreamed of becoming a country music singer. Now an ordained minister, Mathew’s ministry has included serving in Florida, Alabama, Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, and Nebraska. He has conducted family finance seminars as a departmental director in the Kansas-Nebraska Conference and the Southwestern Union Conference. Mathews is a graduate of Southern Adventist University and holds a Doctor of Ministry from the SDA Theological Seminary. He maintains the following certifications: North American Division Stewardship Certification, Certified Stewardship Professional from Christian Leadership Alliance, North American Division Planned Giving and Trust Service Certification, and Certified Specialist in Planned Giving, California State University. His passion is teaching stewardship principles, especially as they relate to the spirituality of money management in postmodern culture. He is married to Janice Schram Mathews, a nurse practitioner. They have one married daughter, Angela, and are proud grandparents. He enjoys hiking, running, playing the guitar, singing country gospel concerts, and sleeping late in the morning.