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Matt Hangen

President & CEO
Blue Wave

Matt has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Biblical theology and missiology and is experienced in business management, youth ministry and was a full-time missionary in Togo, West Africa from 2008 to 2013.

While serving as missionaries in West Africa, Matt and his wife Grace linked up with Water4 after searching for a better way to do manual well drilling than the way they were previously doing it. Water4 shared their desire to find sustainable solutions and do so out of a love for God and neighbor, so it was a perfect fit. And when ongoing medical treatments required the Hangens’ relocation to the U.S., Water4 was happy to gain someone with the field experience to travel and train up-and-coming drill teams throughout the world.

Matt is married to his best friend Grace and they live in the country with their amazing dog Penny and new puppy Nala.  After his wife and dogs, Matt’s favorite things are gardening, blacksmithing, motorcycles, classic literature, dancing with Pygmies, learning about and experiencing different cultures and worldviews, hiking and camping outdoors, etc.

Matt's favorite quote is:

“Each of us may be sure that if God sends us on stony paths He will provide us with strong shoes, and He will not send us out on any journey for which He does not equip us well.”

Alexander MacLaren