Matt Penny, M.Div. – Asbury University
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Resident Director of Trustees Hall

Department: Student Life

Office: Trustees Residence Hall RD Office

Phone Extension: 2297

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Biographical Information

I grew up in Jonesboro, AR where I attended college at Arkansas State University. After graduation I worked as a collegiate pastor for First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, working primarily with collegiate leadership development, international students, and ministry programming. After leaving collegiate ministry I came to Wilmore in 2016 to attend Asbury Theological Seminary. After 5 years of graduate school I have finally completed my seminary education, and am excited to be working again with college students! I love that God has brought me full-circle as I have followed a call into vocational ministry!

I am married to Marissa Cupp of Lexington, and we are both very excited to embrace living life while living on campus alongside the students at Asbury!

I love to travel across cultures, I love to try and enjoy new foods, and am always searching out for great coffee shops! I play the trumpet, and enjoy working with media to create digital discipleship resources to reach Gen Z.

I look forward to meeting you and working alongside you as we make AU the best place to grow in faith and education!


  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary (2021)
  • M.A. in Leadership, Asbury Theological Seminary (2021)
  • B.A. in Communication Studies, Arkansas State University (2014)

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