Matt Pinto is the founder and President of Ascension Press and Luminous Media. He began his career running a successful advertising business, but later felt the call to use his talents in a more meaningful way. Matt accepted a position with the Diocese of San Diego working for the diocesan newspaper’s youth and young adult ministry. Matt Pinto’s youth evangelization program is recognized nationally as a successful model for youth programs. Matt Pinto has also been crucial in the development of Envoy Magazine and CatholicExchange.com. He has written numerous books, hosted seminars, and appeared on several television and radio programs in an effort to defend and explain the Catholic Faith to young Catholics.