In 1986 Bill, a Connecticut native, and Lainie, a native of Southern California, planted the New Haven Vineyard Church in New Haven, CT and pastored it until 2018. In 2015 they founded SoulTend, a ministry of Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction, for which they both serve full-time as spiritual directors.
Bill received an M.Div from Talbot School of Theology in CA. He has four decades of pastoral ministry and has planted two churches. Bill served the Vineyard as an Area Leader from
1993-2006 and as the leader of the Soul Care Task Force for the Eastern Region from 2012-2019. He is a spiritual director, receiving his training from Sustainable Faith School of
Spiritual Direction. In addition to his work as a spiritual director, Bill is the Spiritual Formation pastor at Elm City Vineyard Church in New Haven.
Lainie received an M.A. in New Testament from Talbot School of Theology in CA. She’s a trained spiritual director as well as an instructor for the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual
Direction. Lainie is also trained in the ministry of accompanying others through the Ignatian Exercises. Since 2015 she has served as a Mentor for Spiritual Direction with the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation at Yale Divinity School in New Haven.
Bill and Lainie have been married since 1984 and have two adult children, Sara and John. They currently live in Hamden, CT but are in the process of relocating to Simi Valley, CA.
Speakers, hosts, and storytellers include a variety of Vineyard leaders and friends of the Vineyard.