Leadership Residency Director
Eric Metcalf is the Global Catalyst Community Associate Director and also leads a location of Community Christian Church in downtown Chicago. Eric previously led NewThing into doubling in size for 3 years straight, reaching a goal of planting 1 new church every 11 days. While directing NewThing, Eric led the innovation of NewThing's Leadership Residency Program, a concept that has been reproduced by church planting organizations in North America and all around the world. Eric also co-authored NewThing's Apprentice Field Guide and Leadership Residency Field Guide, which have been translated into dozens of languages.
Eric has been married for 20 years to his beautiful wife Erin and has three incredible children: Joey, Lydia, and Max.