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WE ARE A COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO PRACTICING THE WAYS OF JESUS TOGETHER

WE PROFESS THE LIFE, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS AND HOLD TO CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY BEST EXPRESSED IN THE NICENE CREED AND APOSTLES’ CREED.

KALEO IS A CHURCH PLANT IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. OUR COMMUNITY FORMED IN 2018 IN HOMES AROUND TABLES.

IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019 WE OFFICIALLY BEGAN MEETING CORPORATELY AT historic GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH on third street.

SHARED LEADERSHIP

Kaleo Phoenix operates under a model of shared leadership in which a relational group of people learn to share responsibility, engaging in both leading and following. We take our cues from the dynamic interrelationality of the Trinity, striving to cultivate a communal, participatory, self-surrendering, and self-giving approach to church leadership.
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I am the father of three children (Emmie, Lou Lou, and John Allen) and the Husband to an amazing woman (Ellen). The call to “create space” first came to me in 2017 and led us to Phoenix in 2018 with the vision of planting a church downtown. I am passionate about creating space for people to practice the ways of Jesus, wherever they may be, especially during the shared rhythm of meeting corporately as a church. It is my joy to share life with the beautifully forming community known as Kaleo.

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I have long held the dream of planting a church that shares leadership and centers life around the table. After my wife, Kate, and I moved to Phoenix in 2014 as she began medical school, the dream took on a new life. We partnered to plant Kaleo Phoenix in 2018. I love joining people as we walk the path of being transformed by the Spirit of Jesus whether we are drinking good coffee, sharing a meal in the neighborhood, or playing basketball. As a pastor of Kaleo I strive to grow our awareness of the presence of Jesus in and around us.

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I come from a family of pastors. My late grandmother was a traveling pastor in the inner city of Chicago and my Dad is an ordained minister. At the age of 13, I fell in love with the ministry and knew it was what I wanted to do with my life. By the age of 18, I was working in full-time ministry and have loved the local church ever since. The current racial climate inspires me daily to advocate for Biblical justice. I work to bring vibrant creativity to everything I do. In my spare time, you can find me recording a podcast called Millennials In Ministry or running a small business, Pay It Forward Taxes, with my best friend.

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