Matt stepped into church leadership somewhat reluctantly in 2002, but has always strived to follow the invitation of Jesus. This had led to many wild adventures and new opportunities. Most recently, Matt stepped away from his role with The Meeting House (a large multi-site church in the GTA) to plant a church with family and friends. This church known as REUNION now represents a network of 9 churches across Canada and into Kuwait and Colombia. What a wild ride it has been!
Matt currently lives in Ancaster, ON with his wife Bobbi, their kids Tabea, Silas and Hadley, and their much loved French Bulldog – Moose. He loves good food and delicious coffee, especially when they can be shared with friends.
Chris Chase is a husband, father of two, avid shoe collector and is currently the lead pastor of the Newmarket Parish of The Meeting House. With over 18 years of ministry experience, Chris has been privileged to lead and teach in diverse settings across Canada, aiming to make much of Jesus to whomever would be willing to listen. When not with his family or serving at his church, Chris is a member of The House of Common Show with 9 of his friends where they speak on a variety of issues as black Christian men and has just launched a new podcast series titled Talking to Yourself, where guest have the opportunity to “go back in time” to talk to themselves at various stages of their lives.
Art has been serving as a Campus Chaplain with University Campus Ministries (UCM) in Calgary for over 15 years, currently with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). UCM’s mission statement goals are to be “Relationally mentoring and equipping university students as they serve Jesus on their campuses in their cities and around the world.” However, the deeper involvement into the institution goes far beyond connecting with Christians. He is humbled by the many opportunities to represent Jesus to people, staff and faculty too, of varied faiths and non-faiths that has given them mutually life-changing moments. Art currently runs a weekly dialogue for the Interfaith Centre at SAIT called Interfaith Interface where he gets to delve into a host of political, religious and current affairs issues as the Interfaith Liaison for the Centre. He also advises and mentors the Christian students club on campus called IGNItE Christian Fellowship that he helped organize and facilitate when a hole emerged among Christian Student clubs in 2017. Art’s wife, Corina, has been helping him mentor the IGNItE Women’s Group called Hot Tamales and his son Evan is a 3rd year Kinesiology and Education student at the University of Calgary where he’s also involved with UCM on that campus.