Our Goal

thisspace is passionate about communities, both the places and the people. thisspace connects you with available spaces in your area, when you want it and for however long you need it. We are a marketplace for churches and community spaces. Offering secure, simple and efficient tools to search, select and book space in your neighborhood whether for an hour, a day, or weekly, thisspace can help.


thisspace's founders, steeped in church, community building and nonprofits, are passionate about what makes communities work, both the places and the people. There's no charge for listing and thisspace walks you through onboarding. We collect a fee only when your space is booked. Host churches are using thisspace to open their doors to the community in new ways. Whether you are looking to rent your space to add new income sources, simply want to make it easier for your neighbors to access your space, or both, thisspace is for you.

What our customers are saying

"Maybe 10% of the buildings have been occupied and utilized regularly. If you only use 10% of your resources how can you expect to be successful? I'm very excited about the possibilities and working with thisspace has been a great opportunity for us."

— Rev. Henry Kim, Pastor First UMC San Leandro

"thisspace is fulfilling an unmet need - a need that we desperately had to fill and didn’t even know it... thisspace is helping all parties come to their more equitable and sustainable space sharing solution.”

— Lisa Bell Stewart, Sr. Warden St. Paul's Walnut Creek

"Church rental is coming to be a more important part of Saint Augustine’s budget... It saves me time and energy in the rental process so that I can do other more important things at St. Augustine's."

— Joseph Dashiell, Vice Treasurer St. Augustine's Oakland

Our Story

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to forget the importance of human connection and community in our daily lives. At thisspace, we understand that recent experiences have shown us just how much we need each other in the physical world. However, we've also recognized that the spaces where we can come together as a community are under threat as existing communities shrink and fragment. That's why we're building a cutting-edge platform that provides an easy, efficient, and enjoyable way for organizations and individuals to manage, access, and gather in real spaces.

thisspace is more than just a tool - it's a movement that's redefining how we build purpose-driven communities in the 21st century. Unlike traditional methods, our platform enables you to connect with like-minded people and organizations in real time, facilitating meaningful relationships and experiences that are simply not possible in the virtual world. With thisspace, you can seamlessly manage and access spaces, whether it's for a local meetup or a large-scale event, all in one place. We believe that everyone deserves to be part of a thriving community, and thisspace is here to help make that a reality. Join us today and experience the power of human connection like never before.

How We Build Community

thisspace is a platform that connects hosts and renters to help build community around their spaces. Hosts can use our platform to rent their spaces to others, either to generate additional income or to make their spaces more accessible to the community.

By using thisspace, hosts can help create more opportunities for people to gather, socialize, and collaborate in a physical setting. This can lead to the development of stronger community bonds, as people from different backgrounds and with different interests come together to use the same space.

We provides a streamlined and user-friendly platform that makes it easy for hosts to manage and rent out their spaces. This includes features such as online booking, payment processing, and communication tools that facilitate a seamless rental process for both hosts and guests.

thisspace enables hosts to leverage their spaces to help build community and support local gatherings. By joining thisspace, hosts can help create a more vibrant and connected community building stronger connections and fufilling their missions.


Ian Storrar

Co-Founder, CEO

Dan Rydeen

Co-Founder, COO

Dawson MacLeod

Co-Founder, Head of Design & Brand

Kate Donaldson


Andrew Robinson

Product Manager

Board and Advisors

Jon Aronoff

Navitas Capital

Pia de Solenni

Theologian & Church Management Executive

Stefan Heuser

Kandu Health

Katie McLean


Jim Pettit

Navitas Capital

Neil Robinson


Dan Rumney


Kari Saratovsky

Faith, Philanthropic, & Civic Executive