Married in June of 2009, Devlin and Katie started their lives together with the goal of serving God together every day of their lives. They met at Trinity International University where Devlin was pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Biblical Studies and Katie was pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English/Communication. The day they had to work together on a school project interviewing one another, sparked an interest in one another's stories that would forever link their stories together. Devlin went on to earn a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Masters of Arts in Bioethics from Trinity Graduate School.
In 2012, God began to stir their hearts towards planting a church one day. They faithfully served and learned as staff pastors at Northwest Assembly of God in Mt. Prospect, IL for seven years, accepting increasing responsibilities and deepening a passion for the local Church to serve God and the community.
On March 9, 2016, God affirmed his call to Devlin and Katie to plant and church and it was clear that the place they should start this church was in Newton, MA.
On a visit to Newton in June of 2016, Devlin and Katie started to fall in love this unique and beautiful City. While having dinner at 51 Lincoln in Newton Highlands, they sensed God beginning to write a love story for Newton. A story that would reimagine a view of God and Church that refreshes the disinterested, disengaged, and disheartened, and invites them to embark on a journey to "see God and Church differently."
Devlin and Katie envision a Faith community that would impact its community with the love of Christ; pouring his love on the pavements of the 13 unique villages of Newton.
With their young family, Devlin, Katie, Iain (3), their infant son Aldin, and Bobbie (Katie’s mother) have moved to Newton, MA to share about the transformational love of God with the City of Newton.