Based in Redondo Beach, California, Hatchery LA is a church planting center that incubates innovative, sustainable models of church – with a goal of launching nine new churches each year and ultimately building the Silicon Valley of Church Innovation.

The traditional church, as we’ve known it, is fading from the landscape of our culture. That’s why we’re looking for Innovators who are passionate about planting a new kind of service-centric church…what we call a “Common Cause Community”…

  • A “Common” journey in the way of Jesus.
  • A “Cause” to rally around on a regular basis.
  • A “Community” of people where relationships are nurtured.

These churches – or Common Cause Communities – will look more like a coffee shop, urban garden, or after school tutoring center, than a teaching-centric, weekend gathering. Our three-year training program empowers Innovators to earn a Masters in Theological Studies while launching a ministry the world is waiting for.


Meet the Team

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Spencer Burke

Executive Director

As the founder and executive director of Hatchery LA, Spencer is passionate about coaching Innovators to launch their own Common Cause Communities. Over the past 25 years of ministry, he has explored his passion for arts, technology, and the church in both the written and spoken word. He and his family live in Newport Beach, CA.

Tripp Fuller

Director of Theology and the Humanities

Tripp is the founder of Homebrewed Christianity, a popular progressive theology podcast and website that garners over 50,000 listens per month. He is currently finishing a dissertation in Philosophy, Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University, and he is working on the first book for a ten volume series with Fortress Press, Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Jesus: Liar Lunatic, Lord or Just Freaking Awesome. More info: www.homebrewedchristianity.com

Joshua Millage

Director of Social Entrepreneurship

Joshua is a Partner at 100XR, an equity fund that focuses on investing in green technology and socially conscious companies. He is passionate about social entrepreneurship and works alongside HatcheryLA's innovators to create their common cause communities.

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