Who We Are

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JON RITNER
Co-Founder and Hub Director, Lead Pastor of Ecclesia

Jon has been a practitioner of missional living for 20 years. Before moving to Hollywood in 2015, Jon pastored in Brussels, Belgium and Williamsburg, Virginia.  Jon and his wife, Kristyn, have been married for 17 years and have two children.

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SAM THEOPHYLUS
Co-Founder

Sam is originally from Hyderabad, India.  He is the former pastor of Beautiful Gate church in Los Feliz.  His passion is to see the rule and reign of God break into the everyday spaces of life.


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ALAN & DEBRA HIRSCH
Co-Founders of Forge America and Forge International 

Alan and Debra have been married and in ministry for over twenty years in Australia and the United States. Together they have authored 10 books on missional living and engaging culture with the gospel.