Matthew Gallatin received his M.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, and taught at Gonzaga and North Idaho College for 17 years. He is a noted author (Thirsting for God in a Land of Shallow Wells, Conciliar Press, 2002) and speaker. Since age 15, Matthew has also been a professional singer/songwriter/guitarist, as well as a musical arranger, producer, and studio musician. For the past 7 years, he has been a member of Cairde (CAR-jeh), a whistle/flute and guitar duo which performs traditional Irish and Scottish music around the Inland Northwest. Matthew has participated in home school cooperatives, and has been active in teen ministries for many years. He and his wife Alice live in picturesque Sandpoint, Idaho. They have two adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and three terrific grandchildren.