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Kenno Leier

Chief Networking Officer

Supporting and encouraging national leaders, leadership of strategic consultants, assisting new M4 nations, networking, fundraising

Kenno’s passion is to see Christ's body flourishing anew in Europe.

Kenno both married Jana and became a pastor in Estonia in 1995. They moved to Finland where they planted the Evangelical Free Church of Espoo. Kenno served as its senior pastor until 2021. Over the years Kenno has led GLS Finland, Alpha Finland and has been part of the New Wine Finland leadership team. He holds a teaching position in Church, Mission and Church Planting at Finnish Theological Seminary. During their sabbatical in Sheffield, the United Kingdom (2013-2015), God started to speak to them about their calling to Europe and serving together as a couple. Sheffield's time included studies at the University of Manchester and leadership involvement in St. Thomas Philadelphia Church. Kenno has been the initiator and leader of the National Church Planting Process in Finland. Together with Jana, he founded M4 Finland and Church Planting Academy located in Tampere, Finland. 

Kenno holds both Master of Theology in Ministerial Studies and Master of Arts in Missions from University of Wales. He is a certified senior team coach from Team Academy, Finland, and has certification in management and product development.

Currently Kenno provides leadership to M4 Europe and continues to lead the National Church Planting Process in Finland. Together with Jana, he also leads M4 Finland and Church Planting Academy. Kenno continues to serve as an elder of the Evangelical Free Church of Espoo. Kenno and Jana have three children.