Caesar Kalinowski
Author, Speaker

Caesar is a church planter, missional strategist and one of founding leaders of Soma Communities. He currently serves as the Director of the GCM Collective, an organization that helps catalyze missional community multiplication across North America. He is a spiritual entrepreneur and an avid storyteller.

His background includes communications for Fortune 500 companies, media production, working with youth, and extensive travel in international missions. He has worked in over 17 countries around the world including Sierra Leone, Sudan, Nigeria, Burma, India, Latvia, Romania and the Czech Republic.

He owned and operated several businesses in and around the Chicagoland area, then pastored at a megachurch before moving to Tacoma, Washington in 2004 to help launch Soma. At any given moment Caesar is starting a new missional community and handing over another to a new leader. He is currently working to establish new churches throughout several cities in North America and Eastern Europe. Caesar has a Master’s Degree in Ministry in the area of Global Leadership. His is a certified coach and Coach Trainer via CoachNet.

He has been married to Tina, his high school sweetheart, for 29 years; they have three children, Caesar, Christin and Justine.

Articles + Resources


The Gospel in All of Life


Discipleship as Evangelism


Birthright: Living out of our Transformed Identity


Upside Down Church Planting - From Disciples to Communities to Congregation

Traditionally, new churches have been started by planting a "church service." Then, if successful, over time the church moves to…


Moving from Additional to Intentional: Discipleship in the Rhythms of Life

Over and over again when people begin to engage a life lived on mission they wonder or ask, "How would…

Foundations for Missional Community

Exponential 2011 workshop with Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski. Missional Communities are best formed when believers in Jesus radically reorient…