The New Leaf Project is a podcast that shares the stories of Canadian Christians who are instigating new things, innovating in our post-modern Canadian context, planting new churches and starting missional minded conversations, conversations, and communities here in Canadian soil.

Canadian Christians have a story to tell, and we want to help tell it.

Ep 54 – Keitha Ogbogu – Stories from growing up in Canada

Episode 54 of the New Leaf Project is here! On this episode of the podcast we hear from Keitha Ogbogu, Lead Pastor at Hampton Free Methodist Church in Saskatoon, SK. Keitha has been sharing her reflections with New Leaf from the beginning, through insightful blog posts on race in Canada, to a keynote speaker at […]


Ep 53 – Jeff and Jan Steckley – Contemplative practice, second half of life & the art of starting

Episode 53 of the New Leaf Project is here! In this episode, we hear from Jeff and Jan Steckley, from Kitchener Ontario. Jeff and Jan share about their journey through the second half of life, what it looks like to adopt more contemplative postures in our spiritual practices and how it’s never too late to […]


Ep 49 – Learning Party Talks – Mark Groleau

Episode 49 of the New Leaf Project is here! We’re featuring a talk from our Cultivate Learning Party that happened in Toronto Ontario, April 2017. What if church planters and starters were really okay with failure? What does it mean to start something that never takes off? This week we hear from Mark Groleau who […]


Ep 47 – Brandon Richardson – The Embassy -> Slate Church

What does it look like for a student ministry to move forward as an inter-generational church plant? In this episode, we talk with Brandon Richardson, lead pastor at The Embassy in Waterloo, Ontario. For the past 3 years, Brandon and his wife Emma have led The Embassy which has been serving the WLU and UW […]


Ep 46 – Church Startups, Structures & Conflict (oh my!) – Betty Pries

Episode 46 of the New Leaf Project is here! How can church startups become healthy, robust places for innovation? In this episode, we hear from Betty Pries, CEO of Creedence & Company, an organization focused on conflict management, transitions, & the journey through renewal for churches & faith based organizations. Betty walks us through the […]


Ep 45 – The Church in Exile – Living in Hope After Christendom – Dr Lee Beech

Episode 45 of the New Leaf Project is here! In this episode we hear from Jason Tripp and his interview with Dr Lee Beech, Professor at McMaster Divinity School. Lee shares with us about his book “The Church in Exile – Living in Hope After Christendom” In his book Lee highlights that the church in […]