Matthew Leaycraft is the Director of Finance and Lay Associate For Adult Formation at St. James’ Church in New York. A graduate of Vassar College, Matt received an M. Div. Degree from Yale Divinity School and a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School in 2010. He served as an intern at both the Church of the Heavenly Rest and Holy Cross Monastery. He has been working in pastoral and other church positions for the past six years. He has many years prior experience in commercial real estate finance and asset management. Matt also has a background in non-profit management as a Director and Board Chair of the New York City Mission Society, New York’s oldest social service organization, which focuses its work on children and families in various kinds of need. He was also a board member and Executive Director of Byrdcliffe, an arts non-profit in Woodstock, New York, which is Matt’s home town. Matt is a retreat leader, spiritual director, and teacher. Matt and his partner of twenty-seven years, Steven Cambron, were married in 2011.