Matt Rust

Operations Director

Matt appreciates Urbana’s willingness to be bold, courageous, and humble in the face of many challenges. When Matt joined InterVarsity 9 years ago, he brought many years of experiences as an industry professional to help with all Urbana’s logistical needs. In April 2017, he joined an InterVarsity Study Abroad missions pilgrimage that opened his eyes to cultural differences and how they allowed him to encounter God in a new way. He currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Comfort Foods:


Favorite Music Genre:

Ambient Electronic

Favorite Verse:

Isaiah 58: 6-9

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?


Donut or scone? Coffee or tea?

“Isn't it spelled doughnut? With coffee please.”

What’s on your bucket list?

“Tour the holy lands. Restore an old VW bus. Attend a game seven World Series game.”

When I think of college, I think of . . .

“Falling asleep in the library reading William Wordsworth's ‘The Prelude.’”

Besides the Bible, what books/authors have influenced you the most?

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, We Would See Jesus by Revel and Roy Hession, An Unhurried Life by Alan Fadling, A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants by Rueben P. Job and Norman Shawchuck, "The Wasteland" by T. S. Eliot.

What are you reading right now?

No Place Like Home, A Christian Theology of Place by Leonard Hjalmarson and Beloved by Toni Morrison.