High School Ministries Staff


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Matt Bach
High School Pastor



Matt Bach has been Pastor of High School Ministries at Bridgeway since January of 2011. Matt oversees all elements of Bridgeway’s ministry to high school students, including weekend and midweek services, the recruitment and training of volunteer staff, camps and retreats, and discipleship and small group initiatives. Matt and his team endeavor to be strategic with relationships and strategic with biblical truth to help students see the power of the gospel in their daily lives. Matt loves seeing teens “get it” and recognize God’s love and what God’s thinks about them. He also loves seeing students function in spiritualfamily and grow together.

Matt is married to Becky and they have three children (George, Lucy, and Henry) and one Labradoodle (Gandalf- yes, he looks like a wizard). He holds in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Theology (Old Testament emphasis) from Briercrest Bible College. Prior to coming to Bridgeway Matt served as an Associate Pastor in Christchurch, New Zealand, and as Director of Church Relations for the Mexico Outreach at Azusa Pacific University. Matt will be Adjunct Faculty at William Jessup University starting in the Fall of 2016. In his free time Matt loves reading, spending time at home with his family, and leading tours of Israel with GTI Tours.

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Cliff Woodward
Associate High School Pastor



Cliff Woodward joined the Bridgeway staff in August of 2016 as Associate Youth Pastor. In his role, Cliff works to lead high school students to Christ through intentional programming and meaningful relationships. Cliff's favorite part of his job is spending time with students and getting to know them. He also loves teaching God's word and helping students get a better grasp of the Bible.

Cliff holds a B.A. in Youth Ministry with a minor in Bible and Theology from William Jessup University. He loves sports (especially baseball and soccer) and enjoys playing the drums in his free time. He also goes to Disneyland any chance he gets!

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High School Administrator



Melissa Liddle joined the Bridgeway team as High School Administrator in September of 2016. She works with our high school staff and volunteers to coordinate services and events for HSM. Melissa loves the interactions she has with the HSM students and staff, and she loves being a part of a staff team that has a big heart for God. 

Melissa is married and has one son. She has a B.S. in Human Performance and Sports Science from Tennessee State University, Nashville, where she attended on and athletic and academic scholarship. When she is not working she enjoys playing softball, spending time with family and friends, singing, taking trips to relaxing places, and cooking or watching shows with her husband.