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. Now the Ritners are applying the lessons they learned about adapting the church to post-Christendom back in America as part of a local faith community in LA. Jon serves as Lead Pastor of Ecclesia Hollywood, a community of artists and creatives who long for new ways to demonstrate God’s Kingdom in the city of Hollywood as well as new ways to contextualize good news in the industry of Hollywood. Jon founded Forge Hollywood, a missional training organization that equips churches and individual believers to engage as missionaries in the places they are already doing life. Jon also serves as Vice Chair of Communitas’ Board of Directors. Jon and Kristyn will celebrate 19 years of marriage in 2021 alongside their children, Addy (14) and Jax (12). 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, our local schools, parks and gyms, and our 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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