Eric Metcalf is the Pastor of Community Christian Church in Lincoln Park, located in downtown Chicago. Eric also directs NewThing's Leadership Residency Program—a program designed to apprentice church planters to start new churches. Previously, Eric led NewThing, a growing church planting network focused on catalyzing a movement of reproducing churches. Under Eric's leadership, NewThing was able to double in size every year for three years straight; reaching a goal of planting one new church every eleven days. Eric and his wife, Erin, have three children.