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Brenda Renderos


Brenda has always had a knack for questioning the status quo. The questions have often been inner and personal but in recent years she has become more vocal. Her questions are not just for the sake of questioning but to deepen her understanding and guard against blindly following tradition. Brenda is a Soul Care Coach…

Church of the Margins and the Dones


In 2005 I started my journey with Communitas as an “incarnational missional investigator” in the city of Santa Barbara, CA. There was radical need within the margins of an otherwise wealthy community, and for over a decade we worked with and for the marginalized, including a special focus on working within our homelessness culture and…

Jon, Kristyn, Addy & Jax Ritner


Jon and Kristyn served in a “mega church” in Williamsburg, Virginia for 10 years before moving to Brussels, Belgium to help plant “micro churches” as part of Communitas’ project, The Well. In 2015, Jon returned to the States to apply the lessons they learned about adapting the church to post-Christendom, initially as Lead Pastor of Ecclesia…

Kaleo Fellowship Bakersfield


A church, but maybe not what you think… Kaleo Fellowship is a church, but we may not fit your notion of what a church is. We believe the church is God at work through His followers. So while you may find us gathered in a home celebrating our relationship with God and encouraging each other…

Location California
Project Status Mature
Project Age 15 Years

Jeff Shaffer


To know me is to know someone who has always been a bit unconventional and on the outside – being the class clown of my high school and forming a fringe club on our campus based on the rabbit in Monty Python in the Holy Grail!  I have re-discovered this in myself as I began…

Uffizi Mission Project


Our mission is to open old and new rooms in Santa Barbara for union, incarnation, and friendship-building. Our trust in Christ is best shown by our outward actions of love and compassion in our community and ultimately throughout the world. It is our belief that orthopraxy is as important as orthodoxy. The mission is continually…

Marty & Carey Uhler


Marty and Carey are graduates of Westmont College in Santa Barbara ’81 and ’85. In 1988 they moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands with their one-year-old daughter Carly, to serve with Communitas in church planting. During their four and a half years in Holland they helped to establish Crossroads International Church and Marty completed an M.A.…