Matthew and Lauren Meares, Diectors of Gathered Worship
Matt and Lauren moved to Los Angeles from Texas in 2008 on a somewhat last minute whim to attend Fuller in Pasadena. After Matthew graduated from the School of Intercultural Studies, they did some traveling and soul-searching, wondering where in the world we'd end up. The day after returning from a trip to Europe, we received an invitation from Dan to lead worship at Rose City through a mutual friend. That was in 2011; needless to say, we stuck around and this community has been a gift in our lives ever since.
Matthew continues to work at Hillsides Children's Home in Pasadena, a residential facility, while Lauren has spent most of her time in the coffee industry and, more recently, found her way back to Fuller working with FULLER Studios.
Today, they love living in Highland Park and are constantly thankful for their family and their friends who live around the country and the globe, not to mention, the friends they've made right here at Rose City.