Who We Are


About Us

C3 Salt Lake City is a church that is fresh, real, and powerful and carries an atmosphere of faith, hope, and love.

C3 is a church with a vision to be a city-impacting church that influences Salt Lake City towards Jesus Christ. We love people and are passionate about our mission as a church to passionately pursue Christ and purposefully produce Christ followers through our Pathways of Discipleship – CONNECT, DEVELOP, and EMPOWER.

C3 Salt Lake City is the fifth campus under the leadership of Ps. Jurgen and Leanne Matthesius. Their first four campuses were planted in San Diego starting in 2005. C3 is a multi-campus and multi-generational church dedicated to seeing lives changed and impacted every week.

Our C3 Salt Lake City campus is overseen by Ps. Vince and Bekah Craig who have a heart and passion for the people and communities of the Salt Lake area. They live in the Salt Lake City area with their two beautiful daughters.

C3 Salt Lake City originally began as City Church Utah in 2006. In 2018, it became part of a larger movement of churches called the C3 Church Movement which has hundreds of churches around the world. The plan and vision for the Salt Lake City area is to continue to grow and expand into more campuses so that no one is more than a 20 minute drive from a C3 Church.

Get to know our Lead pastors Jurgen & Leanne Matthesius and who we are | C3 Church Salt Lake City


Lead Pastors / C3 San Diego & Salt Lake City

+ Jurgen and Leanne's Story

Jurgen and Leanne met in Sydney, Australia when Jurgen was serving as youth pastor for the church Leanne attended. After Jurgen went to Hillsong College, he moved to New Zealand as part of a Hillsong church plant. After six months of running the youth ministry at South City Christian Life Centre, Jurgen traveled back to Australia to marry his sweetheart Leanne!! After their wedding and some tearful goodbye’s to family and friends, Jurgen and Leanne traveled back to NZ to resume pastoring the youth at South City Christian Life Centre.

During the seven years they were in New Zealand, Jurgen and Leanne had a profound and long lasting impact on the city of Auckland especially amongst its youth. Jurgen had become a popular speaker in colleges and high schools and had grown and developed the youth ministry at South City CLC to make it one of the largest in the nation at that time. They had also welcomed their first two “kiwi” sons Jordan and Ashley. In the summer of 1998 Jurgen and Leanne felt a strong call from God to move back to Australia. They sold their home and packed up their boys and belongings and planted themselves in one of Australia’s most incredible churches, C3 Church Oxford Falls.

Under the amazing leadership of Pastors Phil & Chris Pringle they were appointed as youth pastors. In the fall of 2001 they welcomed Tommy, their third son and presumably their third and final child! In the seven years they were part of the team at C3 Oxford Falls Jurgen and Leanne grew the youth ministry to over 750 strong and pioneered the hugely successful Phenomena youth conference that hosted over 3000 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, and around the world.

In the fall of 2004, Pastor Phil approached Jurgen and Leanne about starting a church in San Diego, California. Having never even been to San Diego, they both were hesitant about moving but it didn’t take long before God confirmed the move. In the summer of 2005, Jurgen and Leanne and their three boys packed up all their belongings and moved to San Diego. On August 20th, 2005, C3 San Diego had it’s first service and an attendance of 50 people. In 2008, after many years of wanting a girl to add to the family, Jurgen and Leanne welcomed beautiful baby Zoe into the Matthesius clan.

Get to know our campus pastors Vince & Bekah Craig and who we are | C3 Church Salt Lake City


Campus Pastors / C3 Salt Lake City


Founded in 1980 by Phil & Chris Pringle, the C3 Church Movement has grown to almost 600 churches all around the world. Check out the videos below to find out more of the C3 story!

Church Culture

History of C3 Movement