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Michael Mata

Azusa Pacific Seminary
Director, M.A. in Transformational Urban Leadership (MATUL)
Azusa, CA
Michael A. Mata has led and equipped others in community and church-based urban transformation for more than 30 years.  He is director of the Transformational Urban Leadership Program at Azusa Pacific Seminary. Mata also serves as Community Transformation Specialist for Compassion Creates Change, Inc., and was the director of Tools for Transformation for World Vision’s U.S. programs.  Prior to his time with World Vision, Mata held the Mildred M. Hutchinson Chair in Urban Ministries at Claremont School of Theology. He has nearly 20 years of experience in urban pastoral leadership, and holds degrees in biblical literature, religion, and urban planning.