Born in Germany, Jurgen grew up in Sydney, Australia with his parents and brother. As a student in primary and high school, Jurgen was always entertaining his fellow classmates, getting into trouble, and solidifying himself as the class clown. Sports came quite easy to Jurgen and as a teenager he picked up surfing and seemed destined for greatness in the surf community.
At the age of 17 he was invited to a surf event put on by Christian Surfers where he met God, got saved, and had his life changed forever. With a growing passion for God, Jurgen enrolled at Hillsong Bible College where he attended for 2 years. After finishing college, he left beautiful Sydney to move to South Auckland, New Zealand to help start a Hillsong church plant.
Jurgen met his wife Leanne in Sydney, Australia when Jurgen was serving as youth pastor for the church Leanne attended.
In the fall of 2004, Pastor Phil approached Jurgen and Leanne about starting a church in San Diego, California. Having never even been to San Diego, they both were hesitant about moving but it didn't take long before God confirmed the move. In the summer of 2005, Jurgen and Leanne and their three boys packed up all their belongings and moved to San Diego. On August 20th, 2005, C3 San Diego had it's first service and an attendance of 50 people. In 2008, after many years of wanting a girl to add to the family, Jurgen and Leanne welcomed beautiful baby Zoe into the Matthesius clan.In 2011 the first permanent C3 San Diego location was built in the Carlsbad area of San Diego which is about 30 minutes north of downtown. In the Summer of 2013, construction was completed on the new Central Campus located in the Clairemont/Kearny Mesa area of central San Diego. And in 2014, C3 San Diego opened it's third campus in Chula Vista, serving South San Diego County. With the journey in San Diego just starting, Jurgen and Leanne are confident in knowing that these days are only the beginnings of the amazing things that God wants to do in San Diego!
Growing up in the great Northwest state of Washington, Colin received a scholarship to play college soccer at Hawaii Pacific University. Majoring in Business Marketing, Colin’s life was forever shifted his senior year by an encounter with Jesus Christ. After spending 4 years in youth ministry and completing his Masters in Theology, Colin felt a clear call back into the marketplace.
In 2005, Colin pioneered Sustainable Interiors, inc. which is now operating in 5 states and currently grossing over $20M in annual sales. Colin carries a passion to see godly people and principles established in the Marketplace, and to develop leaders who impact every sphere of culture. Colin is a dynamic communicator and sought after event speaker and business trainer.
Colin and His Wife Melissa have 4 children and live in San Diego.
Pastor Jon Heinrichs
A graduate of UCLA, Jon has a heart and passion to see leaders raised up and equipped to go out and impact the Seven Pillars of Society. After college, Jon spent some time playing Professional Baseball in the Marlins Organization until a knee injury forced him towards a different path. He spent the next 10 years in the marketplace in commercial real estate and various start-up companies.
Now as the Development Pastor at C3 Church San Diego, Jon oversees all areas that focus on raising up and identifying leaders.
Jon and his wife Becky have 3 children and live in San Diego.