The idea for Mather Anglican Church began when Deacon Jens Notstad suggested that Church of the Redeemer (at Northwestern) could partner with an InterVarsity small group to go caroling at Mather Pavilion. The event was very warmly received and the residents appreciated singing along to favorite Christmas hymns. Jens saw an opportunity to minister to Mather and challenged Will to use his position as student volunteer coordinator to start a service. Will initially resisted the idea of planting, but quickly realized that God could use him at Mather beyond his normal cooking class and current events discussion. Other student volunteers joined the pair and the service became a reality! To God be the glory.