Jurgen and Leanne Matthesius planted the highly successful C3 San Diego in 2005, and have built two facilities in Carlsbad and Clairemont/Kearny Mesa as it continues to expand. His men’s ministry attracts men by the thousands. An Australian native and naturalized US citizen, Jurgen attended Hillsong College before becoming part of a Hillsong church plant in Auckland, New Zealand. There, he became a popular college and high school speaker and built the South City CLC youth ministry into one of the largest in the nation. Returning to Australia, he built the C3 Oxford Falls youth ministry to 750 young people and pioneered the hugely successful Phenomena youth conference that hosted over 3000 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, and around the world.