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Carey is the founding pastor of Connexus Church and has been serving in ministry since 1995. He is passionate about leading people into a relationship with Christ and helping people thrive in life and leadership. He served as Lead Pastor until 2015 and is the author of several books, including his latest, Didn't See It Coming.

In his spare time, Carey speaks to church leaders around the world about leadership, change and personal growth. He writes one of today’s most widely read church leadership blogs at and hosts the top-rated Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast where he interviews some of today’s best leaders.

He and his wife, Toni, live north of Barrie and have two grown sons.

Check out Carey’s personal blog at