Ben Katt is a visionary leader, experienced practitioner, and pioneer in the neighborhood church movement. In 2007 he planted Awake Church along Seattle’s Aurora Avenue, an area struggling with homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and sexual exploitation. Ben was the founding executive director of the Aurora Commons, a neighborhood living room and resource center, and co-founded the Parish Collective, a growing network of neighborhood churches. He supports missional community leaders through the RePlacing Church Podcast as well as through coaching and training with the Thresholds Community. Ben serves as the Regional Leader for the Western U.S. with Christian Reformed Home Missions. He is husband to Cherie, and father to Evie, Jackson, and Zara.