Matt Perman

Director of Career Development

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Matt Perman


Matt is the director of career development at King’s where he helps prepare students to navigate their careers effectively. He also develops strategic partnerships with employers to generate opportunities for students to work and intern at those companies.

He is author of the best-selling book What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done and a frequent speaker on leadership, productivity, and theology from a gospel-centered perspective. He worked for 13 years at Desiring God in Minneapolis where he led the web department and then served as director of strategy. He has also served as director of marketing at Made to Flourish, an organization dedicated to helping pastors connect faith and work, and is co-founder of What’s Best Next, which aims to empower Christians to be more effective in all areas of life.

Matt received his undergrad in philosophy (with a minor in business) from the University of Northern Iowa and received his M.Div. in biblical and theological studies from Southern Seminary. He lives in Manhattan.

Time at King's: August 2018 to Present


M.Div. Biblical and Theological Studies
Southern Seminary

B.A. Philosophy
University of Northern Iowa