Discover our People

Riley & Lauren Hall


Riley and Lauren have been in Glasgow since November 2020, where they work with The Upper Room Church, a dual-language community made up primarily of Iranian refugees and asylum seekers. Though they are both involved in a range of ministries within the church, Lauren’s primary focus is on overseeing and leading musical worship, while Riley…

Bryan & Terry Harms


Bryan and Terry returned to Terry’s home city, leaving their adult kids in western Canada, to help the Latin American team build a ministry network serving church-planters and Kingdom project initiators in Brazil. Their experience and passion lie in small group development as well as personal coaching in the area of emotional and spiritual development.

Bryan & Rachel Hehr

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Bryan grew up in a Christian home, but it wasn’t until high school that his faith became real. After studying finance at the University of Colorado, Bryan entered into ministry, serving in a college ministry as well as overseeing the finances at a local church. Through leading numerous short-term trips with these two ministries, God…

Justus & Samantha Heyman


Justus and Samantha Heyman along with their four children Isaiah, Thea, Silas and Grace, have been serving the Lord in France since 2005. They have been serving in the Pays de Gex area near Geneva, Switzerland since 2009. Justus served as the associate pastor over youth and young adults at Crossroads Church Ferney Voltaire for…

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Time on Staff 18 Years

Monique Hoven


Monique’s story begins in California, where she was raised in a Christian family, by Dutch immigrant parents. As she grew up, so did her faith in a God who is not distant, but near and wants to be in relationship with us. She grew up visiting family in the Netherlands about every other summer and…

Julie Ippolito


As often is the case with many of us, Julie has come to recognize that throughout her entire life, God’s hand has been mapping her course for such a time as this. With a family representing generations of pastors and missionaries, she has witnessed firsthand “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of professional…

Hadi & Sepideh Jafarizadeh


Hadi has been in Glasgow since 2015, and part of Upper Room Church since 2016 when it was a House Church at Wesley White’s flat. Although he had not joined Communitas International at this point, his role was growing and developing so that now he is sharing the same vision and hope for Upper Room…

Kevin & Kathy Johnson


Our journey to Communitas began with a dream. A dream of experiencing the beauty of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. When I realized Communitas was making that happen our family was off to The Netherlands to be a part of such a grace-filled enterprise. We have never looked back. After pastoring Crossroads Church of…

Rodney & Solea Johnson


Solea and her husband, Rodney, joined Communitas in 2014. They had served as church planters in Montevideo, Uruguay for over 15 years. During their time in Uruguay, they were constantly asking God to show them a model of what a “truly Uruguayan church” would look like among Montevideo’s professional class. Uruguayan culture is both secular…

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…