Matthew Smedley has been part of Mission Possible since 2007 and has worked in a number of capacities since that time. He has facilitated goal-setting groups to assist people with moving toward life change, implemented the Transformational Community Co-op—a grass-roots approach to community organizing in Vancouver’s DTES—and was the Community Life Manager where he had oversight over the daily operations and programming at Mission Possible. Though his role at Mission Possible is varied and complex, his favourite part about his job has stayed consistent- the people. He loves both the Mission Possible team that works alongside him, as well as the community of amazing people who offer every-day inspiration.
Matt has 5 years of previous experience working in the trades and maintenance fields, as well as pastoral experience in the inner city. He holds a graduate certificate from SFU in Community Economic Development and a B.S. from Cairn University. He has also done graduate coursework in theology and sociology.
Outside of his work, Matt spends time walking with his wife, playing games with his daughter and three sons, and tinkering with his motorcycle.