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 Hollywood and now as a leadership coach and organizational consultant with numerous pastors, churches, and denominations around the country. Jon serves as Vice Chair of Communitas’ Board of Directors. Jon and Kristyn celebrated 20 years of marriage in 2022 alongside their children, Addy (16) and Jax (14). Jon is a graduate of The College of William and Mary in Virginia (B.S. 1997) and Trinity International University (M.Div. 2002). The Ritner’s favorite mission fields in town are Children’s Hospital LA where Kristyn volunteers, their local schools, parks and gyms, and their favorite local pub, Over/Under Public House.
Board Member/Team Lead
HometownNew York City, NY
Equipping God’s people to live more like Jesus and less like “Christians.”
Author of Positively Irritating, released by 100 Movements, a publishing house started by former Communitas Board Members, Alan and Debra Hirsch.
Strategic, Activator, Input, Relator, Significance | ESTJ | Enn 3
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