Short, Matthew Kim


Matthew Kim Short, 48, of Lewisville, TX passed away from complications related to cancer on October 22nd, 2020.  Matt was born in Seoul, South Korea and was adopted at 6 months old by Henry and Sandi Short, then of Shawnee, KS.  He spent his early years in Olathe, KS and attended school in DeSoto, KS.

He graduated from Kansas State University in 1995 with an Architectural Engineering degree and was recruited by CCRD Partners in Dallas, TX.  Matt worked at CCRD for 10 years and then briefly at Brandt Engineering. In 2008, when Matt founded Acts 29 Consulting, he had a vision for a different kind of engineering consulting firm, which is reflected in the company’s name, its core values and work culture.  Matt’s faith in Jesus Christ informed all aspects of his life and everything that Matt did, he did it with this in mind:  “all for the glory of God”.  He was a member of Global Harvest Church in Carrollton, TX for many years, where he served as a small group leader.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry H. Short.  He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kristine, and their sons Tyler, Dylan, and Ayden of Lewisville, TX.  He is also survived by his mother, Sandi Short, Rowlett, TX; his sisters, Amy Camp, Rowlett, TX; Beth Lazur, Seoul, S. Korea; Megan Temchin, Rowlett, TX; his brother Ryan Short, Kansas City, MO; half-brothers Paul Short, Gardner, KS and Larry Short, Pratt, KS, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Matt was passionate about sharing the gospel, both here in the U.S. and abroad, and he had the opportunity to go on two international mission trips with his church.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Matt’s memory may be made to his church to specifically support the church-planting ministry (in India) of Dr. William Subash, whom Matt knew personally. To donate, please click the following link: and in the drop-down menu, please select:  Matt Short Memorial Fund.

Our family is comforted in knowing that Matt is home with his Savior.  We thank God for Matt and we will cherish the many wonderful memories that we have.

“I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith.”

2 Timothy 4:7 


Funeral services will be on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Global Harvest Church, 1628 Valwood Pkwy #110, Carrollton, TX 75006.

Graveside service will be Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:00 am at Rolling Oaks Memorial Center, 400 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX 75019.

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7 replies on “Short, Matthew Kim”

Tony Roe says:

Matt came to Dallas in 1995 and worked under the guidance of my dad. Matt was like a little brother to me. We loved playing softball, golfing, Mav games, Stars games, and playing Trivial Pursuit. For the past year I had the privilege to join Acts29 and work along side him. Matt, I am going to miss you more than you could ever imagine. Tell Jesus I said hey. I will see you again someday. Love you brother!

Landon Longgrear says:

I worked with Matt on a series of projects at THRs Arlington Memorial Hospital. Matt was unquestionably reliable and added so much value to each project he involved himself in. Matt’s humility and Christlike character was apparent throughout his interactions and the testimony of his faith integrated with his professionalism really made an impact on me. Matt was a solid team member and project partner. He will be sorely missed. “Fair winds and following seas” my friend.

I had the pleasure of working with Matt on several projects here at THAM. Matt, was always ready to help and share his expertise with anyone that asked. Matt will be missed. prayers for him and to his family. May God bless.

Cory Kent says:

I first met Matt in the mid-late 90’s when he was working at CCRD. The one thing anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Matt would notice, is his easy smile and calm demeanor. What I learned over the years is that the easy smile and calm demeanor were rooted in his unwavering faith in Christ. Matt knew who he was, he was a child of God and that brought him peace. He was proud of his faith which is evident not only in the naming of Acts29, but also the culture he created and how he treated people. Many times, I knew I was trying his nerves (because he is WAY smarter than me!) but Matt ALWAYS treated me with kindness and respect. You could not help but love Matt. His brilliant mind and his endearing smile were a bright light which shone throughout this industry. His light and legacy will continue on in Acts29.

Matt, I will miss you for the rest of my time on Earth but I look forward to seeing you again my friend.

My sincerest prayers and condolences to Kristine, the boys, and the rest of Matts family.

Andy Brock says:

I have known Matt for 20 years and had the privilege of working with him from the inception of Acts 29.

I loved that even his company name reflected his deep and sincere faith in Christ. Matt lived out his faith with a patient, calm, and joyful spirit with a constant smile and always ready for a good laugh.

I will sorely miss you Matt. Looking forward to the day that I will be with you again in the presence of our Lord (2 Cor 4:14).

Darrell Williams says:

I had the pleasure of being interviewed and hired by both Matt Short and Jeff Black at CCRD Partners in 2003, during a time of tremendous change for all of us. He was my team leader; Matt and I also shared a common heritage, both of us were born in Seoul, South Korea. I knew Matt to be a man generous with his time, open about his faith, dedicated to his family and profession. He touched many lives and engineers, who will mourn the passing of a colleague so young and bright. Rest in Peace Matt and thank you for being one of the good guys.

Brandon Damas says:

My sincerest condolences. Matt interviewed me for an internship with ccrd back in 2005. I decided to intern there and ultimately work full time, in part, because of Matt. I got to know him even more well during his involvement with ASHRAE. He was president right after me and there were many events where we discussed things much more than engineering and ASHRAE. Whether it was tinkering with his Android phone or discussing life in general, it was always enjoyable to converse with Matt. He influenced the lives of many. May your family find comfort knowing this. Rest in peace and we will all see you again one day.

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