Matthew M. Anderson envisioned the Running Mate story while providing marriage counseling during the 2008 presidential election. A former college athlete and history teacher, Matt is the Lead Pastor of Surprise Church in Bismarck, ND, an innovative and community-minded congregation that he founded in 2014.
The son of Minnesota House Representative Paul Anderson, Matt is also the proud husband of Lacee and the father of three children.
Matthew learned the values of faith, family, and hard work while growing up on a farm in Starbuck, MN. He loves physical fitness, steak, sunsets, and–last but not least–American History.
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