FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2016 –
Matthew (“Matt”) Boyle has been appointed the new Executive Director of Maryknoll Lay Missioners. Matt will replace Sam Stanton, Executive Director of MKLM since 2008. After many fruitful years of selfless service to MKLM as a Missioner, Regional Coordinator and Executive Director, and in the Spirit of “always a missioner,” Sam will continue to support MKLM’s growth and service to the poor and marginalized in a new role in New York.
Matt joined Maryknoll Lay Missioners in March 2014, assuming the position of Director of Mission Advancement. Matt has extensive development and leadership experience in the nonprofit sector and has worked with religious, healthcare, education and children’s rights organizations. Matt has led MKLM’s Advancement efforts to their most successful fundraising years, spearheaded the rebranding and repositioning of MKLM, and shown a tireless commitment to advancing MKLM’s mission of compassionate service around the world.
“I am humbled by being selected to help lead this amazing organization into our next phase of growth and service in Christ’s image. Pope Francis calls us all to come back to our missioner roots. There are so many people in this beautiful world that God created for us, who need our assistance and love. I am so very grateful to our missioners in the field who give so generously of themselves, and for the sacrifices of our supporters who allow us to serve those in need.”
Before joining MKLM, Matt was the Senior Development Manager at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, raising funds for the neurosciences, including research for Alzheimer’s disease and mental illness. He also led Emory School of Medicine’s Office of Alumni Development and Relations. Prior to joining Emory, Matt led development efforts at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut; he was YNHCH’s first Development Director solely responsible for Children’s Hospital fundraising. At Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, Matt was the Director of Development and Marketing for SHU’s new initiative, The Center for Spirituality and Lay Ministry. Before choosing to change the direction of his professional career, Matt enjoyed great success in the public sector.
Matt served on the Board of Trustees of the National Coalition of Catholic School Parent Associations and was a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops National Advisory Council (NAC) from 1996 to 1999.
A native of Fairfield, Connecticut, Matt currently resides in Mahopac, New York. He and his wife, Nancy, have two sons, Matt Jr. and Ryan. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration and a master’s degree in Education from Sacred Heart University.