Originally born in the great white north of West Michigan, Mateo has since journeyed across the states & world out of His love for the Lord. Mateo first moved to Nashville, TN in the summer of 2010, where he began songwriting while attending university.
Throughout his college years, Mateo served in various capacities at a handful of youth camps & summer initiatives, & a few weeks after graduation Mateo joined a missions & ministry team, where he led worship for the first time throughout the whole of the United Kingdom. Shortly after his return to the states, Mateo moved westward to the mountains of Colorado where he served at yet another summer camp before continuing his trek around the states participating in a variety of repair & relief efforts from natural disasters & storms.
Shortly after this, Mateo returned to Nashville as a sort of "home base" as he continued working missionally & traveling abroad for overseas assignments. In the short period of a few years, Mateo ministered throughout Europe, Australia, North America, Central America & the Caribbean. He then took a break from the world of missions for a few years, going back to school & taking some time to zero in on his heart, relationship with the Godhead & theology before stepping back out into the “go.”
Through a series of God encounters & the choice to "follow favor," Mateo relocated to North Georgia upon graduation where he now serves as the Development Coordinator at Covenant Life Worship Center, his home church.