Matt was born and raised in Buford, GA, where from an early age learned about who Jesus was and has tried to live his life following Him the best he could. His parents Kelly and Tom Enser own a small business teaching safety course like CPR and First Aid across GA and South Carolina. Being around this business growing up taught Matt a lot about what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset, which very much shapes how he thinks today.
He stated his working life by taking after his parents and starting a small lawn mowing business in his neighborhood, which taught him a lot about how to work hard and how to market his services. Matt also worked along with his parents as a Safety Instructor and the Digital Marketing Manager for First Response, which he still does part time. Matt works full time for KWSM: a digital marketing agency as a JR. Digital Marketing Specialist and JR. Web Designer/SEO.
He graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing. While in school, he was the President of the College@12Stone club on campus that organized outreach events to invite people to the college and young adult ministry.
Before North Georgia, Matt attended Mill Creek High School, where he played football and ran track and field.
One driving principle for Matt is building up the next generation, and he works to do that through serving with elementary kids at Kids at 12Stone weekly, by leading biblical lessons from stage. He also serves as part of the leadership team at College at 12Stone, which is a ministry for college and young adults in Lawrenceville, GA.
Leading when done right is followed by serving those who follow you. Jesus did this by washing his disciples’ feet. If He did it, then we should. This is the hard way to lead, but it is the right way. When you lead this way, you get to the top of the mountain slower but with everyone in tack.
As John Maxwell has said, “If you’re at the top of a mountain alone, you’re not a leader, you’re a hiker.”
We were not built to do life on our own. Whether you’re extroverted or introverted, we need people in our life to pick us up when we fall. “If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” – Ecclesiastes 4:10.
We need people around us in life and in business. A mission of mine is to help build that and invite people into Godly community that they can belong to.
Zeal is like passion, but it is not fading. Passion is a feeling in the moment, and zeal is what keeps you moving. I have heard it said that passion is why people get married and zeal is why people stay married. Zeal comes from a strong foundation, which as a believer in Christ I believe come from my worth I have as God’s son. It is because of that firm foundation I can have zeal to serve others and work hard even when times get tough.