Who We Are

Jon, Kristyn, Priya and Sam

Jon, Kristyn, Priya and Sam


 
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 15 years and have two children.

SAM THEOPHYLUS
Co-Founder, Lead Pastor of The Beautiful Gate

Sam and his wife, Priya, have been married for 11 years and have one daughter. They are originally from Hyderabad, India.  They relocated to Los Feliz to church plant because of God’s call on their lives to be missionaries in America.
 


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

He and his wife Deb make their home in Los Angeles.  They 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.