Lead Pastor

Matt Solie


I moved to Chicago as an undergraduate student in 2005 to attend North Park University, and I graduated with a B.S. in Finance in 2009.  After working in finance for two years, I was called into training for vocational ministry. I received a Masters in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2014.

In 2012, I met my wonderful wife, Lauren, and we have been married for five years.  Lauren is an academic librarian at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.  

Our ministry is marked by a shared love for Chicago, cultivated over the years we have worked, played, studied, and served in this city.  We share a passion for seeing Christ’s kingdom advanced in the city of Chicago, and we believe the best way to accomplish God's mission is through planting new, life-giving churches in the local context.