Snapshots of Innovation with Molly Soderstrom and Vince Garvey

Snapshots of Innovation

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 5
Series: Snapshots of Innovation

Welcome to Snapshots of Innovation, where we interview ministry leaders across North America who are shaping what’s next for the future of the church. In this episode, we hear from Molly Soderstrom and the story of The Brook, a young professional ministry in Denver, CO fusing social media, Happy Hours, and simple churches into a unique and innovative ministry. Then Vince Garvey of Ambassadors Ministries explains how to fund local missionary work across the country and why we need a new paradigm for funding ministry.


Host: Jon Wiest, Director of NEXT Ventures

Guests: Molly Soderstrom and Vince Garvey


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Jon Wiest

Jon Wiest

Jon Wiest (“West”) is the Co-Founder of Mobilize the Church, a global ministry mobilizing a growing wave of disciple makers, pioneer leaders, and church planters. He previously planted churches in Dallas, TX and Des Moines, IA and is the author of Banding Together and Pioneers. Jon has degrees from Wheaton College, Wesley Seminary, and a D.Min. in Church Planting from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a rabid San Francisco 49ers fan, loves traveling, sports, and history, and currently lives in the Indianapolis, IN area with his wife and four daughters.
Molly Soderstrom

Molly Soderstrom

Molly's journey began as the youngest of five siblings, but her life took a transformative turn when her dance teacher introduced her to the gospel and she became the first believer in her family. Since then, Molly has embraced a mission-driven life, dedicated to empowering ordinary disciples to make a meaningful impact for Jesus. Her passion for connecting with individuals in their 20s and 30s was solidified after her college years. For 11 years, she helped spearhead the launch of disciple-making movements on college campuses. However, a higher calling led her to Denver, where she has  played a pivotal role in establishing The Brook, a vibrant community for young professionals investigating how to have a great life, great relationships, and know God. Recognizing the significance of the digital world in people's lives, Molly and her team decided to embark on an unconventional path. They launched an online movement before establishing a physical presence, believing that it was where people truly lived. In May 2020, Molly sensed God's divine affirmation and took a leap of faith. Ever since, The Brook has harnessed the power of media to foster a movement that starts with individuals connecting online, then being brought offline into in person events and relationships. This innovative approach has effectively connected individuals in their 20s and 30s to The Brook, leading to personal transformations, strengthened discipleship, and the formation of 46 "simple churches" throughout the city.
Vince Garvey

Vince Garvey

Vince has served in vocational ministry since 2006. He has worked internationally on staff with Cru and as the CEO of Champions in Action and has planted a thriving church in northern Arizona. Today, he helps lead Ambassadors Ministries and serves as the Director of Recruiting for Context Staffing. He has a Master's degree in Missional Theology from Covenant Theological Seminary, loves the local church, and is a fan of both kinds of football. Vince currently resides in Cary, NC with his wife Verity and two awesome boys, Finley and James.

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