The Neighbourhood series continues… Rohadi Nagassar sits down with Evan Paul Spencer to talk about Evan’s trajectory from youth pastor to church planter to being intentionally present in a neighbourhood. Evan walks us through his process of embracing a place-focused, slow, faithful-presence way of living out faith.

Evan is based in the Calgary area and where he is a Neighbourhood Connector with Abundant Community Copperfield-Mahogany. He is a Jesus follower, husband, parent, dreamer, alongsider and activist—connecting dots in the neighbourhood!

Rohadi lives in Calgary, Alberta, where he balances his time in a number of vocations including part-time pastor of two church plants he started: Calgary Missional Church in 2008, and most recently, Cypher Church in 2016. He works predominantly in a marketing consulting firm he started in 2003, and contributes in the non-profit sector as well. He writes on the topics of church, culture, mission, and diversity. Find his website for additional blog posts: He currently has two published books available: “Thrive. Ideas to lead the church in post-Christendom.” and “Soul Coats: Restoration – Adult Bible Colouring Book”.