Leadership

Meet the members of the Christian Union Day & Night staff.

Matt Bennett

Founder & CEO

Matt Bennett is founder and CEO of Christian Union, a Christian leadership development organization with the mission to bring sweeping spiritual and cultural transformation to our nation and the world by developing and networking Christian leaders to make an impact for Christ. Christian Union focuses its activity through three primary ministries. Christian Union Day and Night mobilizes Christians across the country to seek the Lord for revival and reformation. Secondly, Christian Union Union Universities ministers at America’s most influential and secular universities with work at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Stanford and Yale. Lastly, Christian Union Cities develops Christian leaders in America’s most influential cities, starting with New York City and Washington, D.C.

A native of Houston, Texas, Matt earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Cornell University and holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He worked for Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) at Princeton University for twelve years, and developed the ministry into one of the largest in the history of the northeast. In 2002 he founded Christian Union with the strategy of developing Christian leaders in the nation’s centers of influence. The ministry has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, NPR, CBN, Christianity Today and World Magazine. Matt currently resides in New York City.

Follow Matt on Twitter @MattWadeBennett

Chuck Hetzler

Director

Chuck Hetzler, Ph.D. in New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was transformed from a reserved biblical scholar into a passionate revivalist after he joined Christian Union Universities as Teaching Fellow at Princeton University in 2008. Hunger for God and a movement of prayer and fasting led to a great work of the Spirit during his time at Princeton.

Inspired by what God had done in Princeton, Chuck took the position of Ministry Director for Christian Union New York. Next, Chuck and his growing family took ministry assignments replanting a church in Quincy, IL and then planting a new church in Manhattan, NY. Chuck has contributed to CU Day and Night since its inception in 2016 and became Director of the ministry in 2020.

Chuck’s greatest earthly blessing is his immediate and extended family, including his wife, Karen, Assistant Director of CU NY.