Matthew Palm is a founding board member of Samaritan Aviation. He has served as the lead pastor for Hope Church in Vista, California since 2005. He’s been married over 24 years to his high school sweetheart Melissa and has three boys: David, James, and Jason.

With over 30 years of pastoral experience, he brings a pastor’s heart to every conversation that the board of Samaritan Aviation has. The message is simply that we should care about the people that everybody else walks by. His heart is that we are truly living out the story of the Good Samaritan as an organization, and we never forget the reasons why we do what we do.