As self-taught guitar player from the age of 10, Matt Fafrak fell in love with music at an early age. At 14 years old, Matt gave his heart to Jesus at a Charismatic Catholic Prayer Group in Twinsburg, Ohio. Continuing to grow in his faith, he remained involved in the prayer group for the next 12 years as a worship leader.
Matt gives thanks for a career built on his passions of music and ministry. Currently, he serves as the Director of Music Ministry at Gilmour Academy (2009). This role consists of leading students from pre-K through twelfth grade in music, for choir, retreats, their First Communions, First Reconciliation, all school liturgy, etc. Furthermore, each week Matt heads up the music for multiple liturgies at Our Lady Chapel at Gilmour Academy. He also stays busy as the Newman Center Music Minister for the University of Akron (2010) and the Life Teen Music Minister at St. Barnabas (2011). Matt's band consists of several different members of his music ministry teams that play with him every Sunday at his various Mass times.
In addition to his regularly held positions, Matt plays numerous retreats, conferences and activities, including: Life Teen Summer Camp, Cleveland Youth Conference, Youth Rally at the Fest, the Cleveland Catholic Charismatic Conference and XLT at the Center for Pastoral Leadership. One of Matt's major accomplishments includes a new and growing ministry that he started out of his home which now moved to a church: First Fridays at Francis. He co-leads this ministry with a few collegaues on the first Friday of every month at his parish, St. Francis of Assisi. For more information, please visit his website at www.mattfafrak.com.