Brett, his wife Kathryn, and their children Ashton and Clayton, have called Toronto home since 2005. Brett grew up in Houston, Texas, and Kathryn in Clinton, Mississippi. The Porter family joined The Sanctuary Church planting network and planted The Sanctuary Mississauga. In 2012, Brett was invited to join the NAMB team as the Toronto City Missionary. Brett holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Both Brett and Kathryn are graduates of Mississippi State University, where Brett also ran cross-country and track for the Bulldogs. The Porters love sports, the outdoors and being a part of city life in the Greater Toronto Area.