J. Kruse Education Center, Inc Is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011.

Our Mission

To assist individuals as they discover their God-given talents and passions and guide them toward a specific career path.

Our Vision

Create an unparalleled immersive career exploration experience with an emphasis on students K-12 and returning veterans. 

Our Team

Matthew Toth

Executive Director

Matthew Toth is an Indiana native. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, he attended Blackhawk Christian H.S. followed by Indiana Wesleyan University where he obtained a degree in Mathematics Education. He taught at Fort Wayne Community Schools, and after obtaining his masters in educational administration at IPFW, he transitioned to DeKalb Central Schools as an administrator at the high school level. He was an assistant principal from 2011-2014 and became principal from 2014-2019. He also obtained his Ed.S. at Ball State University during his time at DeKalb Central. He has now transitioned to the Executive Director of the J. Kruse Education Center.

He is married to his wife Melissa and has three kids, Maylee, Maxton, and Makiah. They live in Auburn where they attend County Line Church and host an exciting Christmas light show each December to help raise money for clean drinking water in remote areas of the world. (visit TothChristmas.com for more info). Outside of spending time with his family and friends, Matthew also enjoys being active. Mountain biking, running, racquetball, and Tough Mudders are among his favorite activities.

Matt is looking to impact the future in a big way by helping individuals discover and mesh their God given talents with their passion in a specific career field.

Favorite Drink: Mountain Dew
Favorite Movie: Inception
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings
Favorite App: Key Ring (Keeps track of all those pesky tags that you would put on a key ring!)
Bucket List Item: Go skydiving!

Matthew Toth

Executive Director
Board of Directors

John M. Kruse

Chair, Founding Member

Sarah K. Noack

Legal Counsel, Fagre Baker Daniels
Founding Member

Roderick C. Egan

Founding Member

Edward Souers

CPA Treasurer

Senator Dennis K. Kruse

Advisory Board

Marlin Stutzman

Former United States Congressman

Robert “Bob” Krafft

Executive Director, YMCA Auburn
Our Partners