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We're excited for our speakers to draw us into the story of God, the deep wells of the Vineyard, and lean into our future.

Morning

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The Scriptures will come to life again as we are led by the deep knowledge and creativity of Tim Mackie and BibleProject as well as Vineyard leaders.
Tim Mackie, PhD

BibleProject

Tim is the Chief Education Officer of the BibleProject, which sets out to help people to experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. He will lead us by special video presentation through key Biblical texts building toward our evening sessions.

Cindy Nicholson

Evanston Vineyard (IL)

Cindy has led and equipped people toward their call for leadership and ministering in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit for decades. Now retired from Evanston Vineyard, she continues this work through coaching & encouragement. 

Cheryl Pittluck

Vineyard Justice Network

Cheryl has served both inside the church and outside as a mentor, trainer, teacher, and advocate on issues of anti-human trafficking and social justice ministries.

Daniel Mercado

La Viña Gurnee (IL)

Daniel is the pastor of La Viña Gurnee, a bilingual Hispanic church in Illinois he planted with a team in 2013. He has a passion for seeing the Gospel preached to all people.

Evening

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Pulling from seminal Biblical texts, Vineyard leaders and sages will help us honor our past, reflect on the present, and lean into God's plans for us in the future.

Jay Pathak & Phil Strout

Vineyard USA

Jay is the National Director-Elect of Vineyard USA and the Lead Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard churches in Denver. Phil has faithfully served as Vineyard USA National Director since 2013. Together, they will reflect on our past, present, and future as a movement. 

Ted Kim & Steve Nicholson

Evanston Vineyard (IL)

Ted is the Senior Pastor of the Evanston Vineyard just outside of Chicago. Steve is the Founding Pastor of that church and a catalyst of naturally supernatural Holy Spirit ministry. Together, they’ll address ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Ray Longwood & Lance Pittluck

Experience Vineyard (NY)

Ray is the Senior Pastor of The Experience Vineyard on Long Island, NY. Lance founded that church in 1984. Together, they’ll address our call to remember the poor & serve the marginalized. 

Julia Pickerill & Rich Nathan

Vineyard Columbus (OH)

Julia is one of the Senior Pastors of Vineyard Columbus alongside her husband, Eric. Rich was the Senior Pastor of that church, and handed it over to the Pickerills in early 2021. Together, they’ll address proclaiming the gospel with power.  

Afternoon

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Sessions will cover a wide range of topics connecting local churches to broader work in Vineyard USA.

Tuesday: Power & Presence

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Nurturing a Church of Expectancy

Di Leman with Keirstyn Worden

Vineyard Church of Central Illinois (IL)

Meet Di & Keirstyn
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Putting Jesus on Display with Love and Power

Brian Blount with Clay Harrington

Crestwood Vineyard (OK) & Vineyard Cincinnati (OH)

Meet Brian & Clay
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Building a Culture of Worship Training

Mike O'Brien with Anabeth Morgan

Vineyard Worship & Mile High Vineyard (CO)

Meet Mike & Anabeth

Wednesday: Justice

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Practical Ideas for Justice in Your Local Church

Kathy Maskell with Josh Williams

East Denver Vineyard (CO) & Elm City Vineyard (CT)

Meet Kathy & Josh
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Living the Gospel on the Border

Rubén Quintero with Donny Cannoy, Jack Moraine, & Magdalena Schwartz

Imperial Valley Vineyard (CA), Upper Valley Vineyard (TX), Vineyard Gilbert (AZ)

Meet Rubén, Donny, Jack, & Magdalena
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Engaging in Mission: Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities

Michael Gatlin & Bubba Justice

Duluth Vineyard (MN) & Vineyard USA

Meet Michael & Bubba

Thursday: Gospel Proclamation

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Helping People Find God While They Deconstruct

Melanie Forsythe-Lee with Nick Bradley

LIFE Vineyard Church (OH)

Meet Melanie & Nick
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Calling People to Christ

Brian T. Anderson & Kevin Fischer

Vineyard Church North Phoenix (AZ) & Miami Vineyard (FL)

Meet Brian & Kevin
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Running Alpha in Your Church

Jad Levi & Todd Proctor

Alpha USA

Meet Jad & Todd

Worship

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We're looking forward to worshipping Jesus together with leaders from around the Vineyard Movement.

Anabeth Morgan

Mile High Vineyard (CO)

David Berguño

Viña Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

Joshua Miller

Columbus Vineyard (OH)

Ted Kim

Evanston Vineyard (IL)

Alex Faison

Vineyard Church of Davenport (IA)

Eddie Espinosa

Vineyard Worship

Dee Wilson

New Life Church (CO)

Tim Brown

 Canyon View Vineyard Church (CO)

Chris Lizotte

Net-Works Vineyard in Laguna Beach (CA)

Noah & Naomi Turrigiano

Vineyard Church Delaware County (OH)

Tiadra Mickels

Vineyard Church North Phoenix (AZ)

Kyle Howard

The Vineyard Church, Urbana (IL)

Jesse Meyer 

Vineyard Boise (ID)

Casey Corum

Vineyard Worship

Tim Mackie, PhD

BibleProject

Discovering how the Bible is a magnificent work of literature that invites us into the story of Jesus—this is what Tim is all about.

Tim Mackie’s spiritual journey began when he met a group of skateboarders who were creatively communicating the story of the Bible. As a teenager he participated in a Portland ministry called Skatechurch. Tim went only to skate, but during his last years of high school he was drawn in by the stories he heard about Jesus.

With his brand-new faith, Tim enrolled at Multnomah University. He became fascinated with the scriptural story around Jesus when he entered the world of biblical studies.

Determined to deepen his understanding of Jesus’ historical and cultural context, Tim went on to pursue a degree in theology from Western Seminary in Portland and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tim’s early research and writing interests focused on the manuscript history of the Bible and the formation of the biblical canon. He really loves ancient Greek and Hebrew texts!

After years of ministry as a local church pastor, Tim now serves as the Chief Education Officer for BibleProject and is an adjunct professor at Western Seminary. Tim is fascinated with the literary artistry and design of the Bible, and he is committed to helping people understand how the whole story works together and leads us to Jesus.

Cindy Nicholson

Evanston Vineyard, IL

Cindy has led and equipped people toward their call for leadership and ministering in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit for decades.

Cindy’s life in ministry has been one long surprise. She fully expected to be a professional pianist, the person playing unobtrusively behind the famous opera singer or cellist or violinist. Or maybe a trust department officer at a bank. Pastor was nowhere on the list. God has a sense of humor.

After growing up in Connecticut and then meeting Steve during college in Minnesota, Cindy married him in 1979 and they made their home in Chicago, where Steve and friends had already planted what became Evanston Vineyard. Two years later they were sent 20 minutes deeper into the city to plant a new church in a very diverse, struggling neighborhood. If earnestness and very good theories could have made a church plant succeed, it would have taken off. But in fact, the breath of the Holy Spirit and the “works that accompany” the preaching of the Gospel were what they needed. The Vineyard came along just in time, before they sank.

After joining the Vineyard in 1986 and being called back to Evanston as senior pastors, Cindy joined Steve as part of the national leadership team, and around 1990 became part of leading the newly-created national church planting task force. It gave structure and focused help to the Vineyard’s passionate desire to plant lots of churches over the coming decades. She put her organizational and communication skills to work to undergird what all the catalysts were doing, and she loved and prayed for all those church planters and their teams as they proved John Wimber’s adage, “If you can do anything else besides be a church planter, do that! You should only do this if God has captured your heart for it and it has ruined you for any other life.” It was an honor to be in the middle of so much courage.

In the early 2000s, Cindy helped Dianne Leman lead a task force created by national director Bert Waggoner to advocate for and support women in leadership in all the different roles within ministry, for a five year term. It was her great joy to travel around the country with her colleagues Cheryll Hanawalt and Adrienne Wassink, meeting all sorts of women just beginning to hear God calling them to step into things they had dismissed before, and watching the Holy Spirit confirm those calls with power!

She was herself ordained in December 2007. She stepped into a more formal pastoral role at Evanston Vineyard as her work on the two task forces ended, though she remains crazy about church planting and loves coaching women leaders at the point where they are just stepping into new opportunities.

Cindy retired in September 2020 and has since enjoyed spend a great deal more time with her grandchildren, with writing and intercession, and yes, with the piano playing that started it all.

Cheryl Pittluck

Vineyard Justice Network

Cheryl has served both inside the church and outside as a mentor, trainer, teacher, and advocate on issues of anti-human trafficking and social justice ministries for many years.

While at the Anaheim Vineyard, Cheryl led the anti-human trafficking and social justice ministries and is a founding member of the Vineyard Justice Network.

She also has served extensively outside the church in areas of justice. Over the last 13 years as a volunteering with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force as a mentor, trainer and teacher, chairing the Task Force’s Faith Based Advisory Council.

She also serves on the board for the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA., is a trained Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) “Hands That Heal” trainer, and served on Representative Ed Royce’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council while he functioned as Chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

She has been married to Lance Pittluck for 43 years, and has a beautiful daughter, wonderful son-in-law, and possibly the most amazing granddaughter ever.

Daniel Mercado

La Viña Gurnee, IL

Daniel is the Senior Pastor of La Viña Gurnee, a bilingual Hispanic church in Illinois.

Daniel Mercado was born in Mexico City where at the age of 18 he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Daniel has been married to Letty Mercado since 1994, they have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren from his oldest son.

Daniel received spiritual training by attending Old Testament and Hermeneutics courses at Moody Bible Institute, he participated in the Baptist Conference’s Second-Generation Leadership Program (Ignite), he took courses in Systematic Theology by the association of iglesias La Viña.

In 2009 he and his family joined the Vineyard, and after working for more than 15 years in youth ministry, they were challenged to plant a bilingual Hispanic church through the Vineyard in the Gurnee area. This is how La Viña Gurnee was founded along with 6 other people in November 2013.

Jay Pathak & Phil Strout

Vineyard USA

In January 2022, Jay Pathak will be succeeding Phil Strout as the National Director of Vineyard USA, after over a decade of leadership and service to the movement.

Jay Pathak is the National Director-Elect of Vineyard USA and the Senior Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard. Prior to planting Mile High Vineyard in 2001, he served as a leader in the Columbus Vineyard’s young-adult ministry, Joshua House, and as an intern to the senior pastor, Rich Nathan, in Columbus, Ohio.

As the Senior Pastor of the MHV, Jay strategically guides the mission and vision of the church as a whole, is the main teaching pastor and provides oversight to the MHV family of neighborhood churches. He has spoken nationally and internationally for Vineyard and other groups in both conference and classroom settings.

Committed to engaging and impacting those outside the church walls, Jay co-wrote the book, The Art of Neighboring, with Dave Runyon. This unique and challenging book asks the question: “What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live right next door?”

Jay has a BA in Philosophy from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. He and his wife, Danielle, were married in 1998 and have two daughters, Jasmine and Sofia.

Phil Strout is a committed leader and communicator in the 21st century church. He brings over forty-five years of experience in the areas of church planting and cross-cultural missions. Referred to as a “quintessential practitioner” for his work in Latin America and globally, Phil is not afraid to think outside the box and challenges others to do the same. Phil is a leadership coach as well as the author of God’s Relentless Pursuit: Discovering His Heart for Humanity and THRIVE: How to Successfully Navigate the S-Turns of Leadership

As the current National Director of Vineyard USA, an association of over 570 churches nationwide, Phil brings a non-hyped, down-to-earth, passionately authentic spirit and vision to leading the Vineyard Movement in its divine assignment.

Ted Kim & Steve Nicholson

Evanston Vineyard, IL

Ted Kim is the senior pastor of the Evanston Vineyard, having taken over the leadership from Steve Nicholson in early 2020, six days after the church shut down its in-person services due to Covid.

Ted Kim is passionate about the beauty of Jesus, spiritual formation, and building a church for Generation Z. It is also his life mission to bend the heart of the city of Chicago to God through the multiplication and releasing of young leaders.

Prior to arriving in Chicago, Ted was a worship pastor and songwriter. He spent the last decade at the Vineyard in Syracuse, NY. For some reason, God’s intention is for Ted to be cold. Ted is the son of Korean immigrants. His mother is the daughter of a South Korean dignitary. His father escaped from North Korea during the war and would later go on to be an industrial engineer. They found each other on the other side of the world in bucolic Kentucky. Ted first attended and interned at the Evanston Vineyard in the 90s, while he was a student at the University of Chicago. Despite the  occasional polar vortex, he is delighted (and humbled) to return to Chicago and serve the church that formed him more than any other community in his life.

Ted is married to Brittany, an Old Testament scholar. Together they have three children.

Steve Nicholson began ministering as a college student through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the early 1970s.  After graduation, he moved to the Chicago area where he and several other twenty-something leaders founded a church.  That fellowship, begun in 1976 in Evanston, Illinois, placed a high priority on contemporary worship, biblical teaching, openness to the Holy Spirit, and committed relationships as a church family.

In 1981, Steve and a team from the fellowship established a new church in Humboldt Park, a neighborhood in Chicago’s inner city. Both churches joined the Vineyard USA in August of 1985, and Steve transferred leadership of the Humboldt Park Vineyard to one of his team members in 1986.

The Evanston Vineyard has since planted nine other congregations in the Chicago area, and another fifteen in other cities or countries.  Steve led the Vineyard USA’s church planting task force for over twenty years. Steve has ministered to and trained church leaders in India, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Turkey, Lebanon, Brazil, Chile and several Central Asian countries as well as in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Evanston Vineyard is a diverse congregation from over 50 nations of the world with no majority racial or cultural group. Since 1986 the ministry of the Holy Spirit has been a regular and ongoing strength and emphasis of the Evanston Vineyard. 

Steve and his wife, Cindy, live in Chicago. They have three adult children and eight grandchildren.

Ray Longwood & Lance Pittluck

The Experience Vineyard, NY

Ray Longwood is the pastor of The Experience Vineyard in Rockville Centre in Long Island, which Lance Pittluck pastored for many years.

Ray Longwood started full time ministry in 2011 before assuming the position of Student Ministry Pastor the following year. He especially loved working with the at-risk youth that used to hang out in the area between the movie house and the church.

He was ordained as of September 2015 into the Vineyard Church Clergy, and has become the Lead Pastor of The Experience Vineyard in Rockville Centre. He is currently an Area Leader (AL) and he facilitates the care of eleven Vineyard churches in the greater metropolitan area. Ray has ecumenical, and supportive relationships with other pastors in our area as well.

As someone who has had a close connection to Jesus from a young age, Ray finds joy in seeing all people developing their own faith.  

Lance Pittluck grew up on Long Island in New York, the son of a Jewish business man. He was raised in a spiritual vacuum with no religious training. At 18, he and his family moved to the Los Angeles area. Separated from old friends and extended family, the Lord began to move on his life. One year after moving to California, Lance met Jesus Christ through a young man named Linus. His life was radically changed and within 6 months he knew he was headed for full-time ministry. He began preparation by studying Bible at Pepperdine University in Malibu and graduated with a BA in religion in 1975. Feeling a need for further study, he enrolled in Fuller Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 1979.

Upon graduation, Lance went immediately to Anaheim Hills Community Church with his friend Gary DeVaul, to pastor this rapidly growing church plant. 2 years later he assumed the responsibility of senior pastor of the church. But God had other plans. The Lord gave Lance a very clear vision and call to go back to New York and begin a new work.

In preparation for returning to New York, Lance spent 1 year on staff with John Wimber at Vineyard Ministries International. During this year, he worked in the area of church planting, church renewal, writing, pastor training and teaching seminars and classes. In May of 1984 Lance left the VMI staff to begin a new Vineyard on Long Island. Lance pastored The Vineyard – South Shore in Rockville Centre, New York and was Regional Director for the Association of Vineyard Churches on the East Coast of the U.S.A. for 13 years. In 1997 the Lord made it clear to him that he was to leave New York and move with his family back to California where he was to become the senior pastor at The Vineyard Anaheim.

His burning desire is to see the church as a ‘mobilized body’, doing the ministry of Jesus and for all men to come to a saving knowledge of Christ.

Lance has been married to his best friend Cheryl since 1978 and has a daughter named Jane Elizabeth.

Julia Pickerill & Rich Nathan

Columbus Vineyard, OH

In January of 2021, Julia Pickerill became one of the Senior Pastors of the Columbus Vineyard alongside her husband Eric, succeeding Rich Nathan, who founded the church in 1987.

Julia Pickerill and her husband Eric have been a part of the Vineyard movement for twenty-five years, during which time they’ve held multiple roles in the Columbus Vineyard and served as church planters and Lead Pastors of Vineyard Amsterdam (Netherlands). They returned to the US in 2015 and transitioned into senior leadership of Vineyard Columbus in January 2021. Julia is a nine on the enneagram, is a really bad cook, dislikes writing speaker bios, has three fabulous kids, and relaxes by reading novels about existential threats to humanity.

Rich Nathan is the founding pastor of Vineyard Columbus.  Prior to becoming the church’s first Senior Pastor, Rich taught business law at The Ohio State University for five years. 

Rich has a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and a JD from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1980. Rich served on the National Board for Vineyard USA for more than two decades. He is a popular national and international conference speaker. Rich also serves on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals, Convoy of Hope and the Civilian Review Board which oversees the police in Columbus.

Rich has also been a major proponent of immigration reform, highlighting the issue in both sermons and op-eds. He has led Vineyard Columbus to embrace racial and ethnic diversity. Vineyard Columbus is one of America’s most diverse churches, having attendees from over 125 nations. Rich has been a leader in the Vineyard movement in advocating for women’s full participation in all aspects of church ministry including becoming senior pastors, church planters, missionaries and Vineyard Association overseers. As Rich put it in a message on egalitarianism: “God’s gifts and call are not gender-based.”

Rich co-authored Both And (IVP Books, 2013) with Insoo Kim as well as Empowered Evangelicals (Ampelon Revised 2009) with Ken Wilson.  Rich is also the author of Who is My Enemy? Welcoming People the Church Rejects (Zondervan, 2002).  He has written numerous articles on leadership in publications such as Leadership Magazine.
 
Rich was born and raised in New York City. He and his wife, Marlene, have been married for over 40 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.

Di Leman & Keirstyn Worden

Vineyard Church of Central Illinois

When Di Leman is not taking long walks with her husband Happy, or reading mounds of books, she loves to hang at the beach or swim in her pool with her growing gang of grandchildren. 

How thankful she is that Jesus revealed Himself to her as Savior, Healer, and Lover for Life. 

Di has always had a passion for learning and was pursuing her graduate degree in education at the University of Illinois when a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit dramatically altered her entire life. After being miraculously healed of infertility, she and her husband Happy planted The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois where they have been true champions of the Holy Spirit, healing, women in leadership, preaching the glorious Gospel of grace and equipping all saints for Kingdom ministry.  They are thrilled that their daughter and son in law have assumed leadership of the church with the same love of the Spirit. 

Di is the author of four books that reflect her passions: We’re Pregnant! How to Receive God’s Cure for Infertility, Hello Holy Spirit: God’s Gift of Live-in Help, Jesus Heals Today: God’s Prescription for a Hurting World, and Wrecked for God: The Surprising Secret to True Transformation.

God’s plan was so much bigger and better than Happy and she ever imagined as their original family of seven ballooned to 30 with five children and spouses plus eighteen grandchildren.

Di still loves to pray for the sick, preach Jesus, mentor hungry disciples, and learn to live in the grace of one day. She regularly indulges in Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, endless mugs of Starbuck’s French Roast and her favorite episodes of Call the Midwife. The Holy Spirit delights in doing all of life with her! 

Keirstyn Worden grew up around youth ministry from a young age as a pastor’s kid. Now eight years into youth ministry for herself, she has a passion to see youth rise up and lead us into revival. Her leadership is marked by a confidence and faith in the next generation, a strong prophetic gifting, and a love for the Holy Spirit.

Keirstyn co-pastors the youth ministry at the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois in Urbana with her husband Samuel Worden. She is also currently serving as the Vineyard Youth USA Midwest South Regional Leader.

With Samuel, she has the honor of raising their three kids, Kaedynce (5), Everleigh (2), and Judah (6 months).

Brian Blount & Clay Harrington

Crestwood Vineyard (OK) & Vineyard Cincinnati (OH)

Brian Blount has spent over twenty years equipping and training individuals, teams, and churches in Jesus’ mission, message, and ministry in healing, power evangelism, and prophetic ministry both nationally and internationally.

He is a speaker and an author of two books on power evangelism. His heart is to equip and empower ordinary, everyday believers and churches to live a lifestyle of putting Jesus on display with love and power.

Brian and his wife, Jeanine, co-pastor Crestwood Vineyard Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where they live with their six children (including triplets). 

You can find more about Brian at puttingjesusondisplay.com.

Clay Harrington was taught timeless truths about God from an early age by his mother – but during his teenage years sadly rebelled to engage in life apart from Christ.It wasn’t until the age of 30 that he would turn from a sinful lifestyle to live “souled-out” for Christ. Since his born-again experience, Clay has experienced
a number of radical encounters with the Father and made it his life’s mission to awaken the Church.

Today, Clay is committed to proclaim freedom to captives,
equip the saints to heal the sick, encourage naturally supernatural lifestyles, and inspire others to live radically for Jesus.

Clay is married to his wife, Regina, and are blessed with two sets of boy/girl twins. Clay and his family reside in OH, where he works as the Senior Director of Breakthrough Ministry at Vineyard Cincinnati Church in Springdale, OH.

You can follow Clay on Facebook or Instagram @ClayofGod77 or find more at clayofgod.com.

Mike O'Brien & Anabeth Morgan

Vineyard Worship & Mile High Vineyard (CO)

Mike O’Brien has served as a worship pastor, speaker, record producer, and songwriter for over 25 years. For 18 years he served one church (Vineyard Community Church of Marietta, GA) training hundreds of worship leaders and musicians; in that church, he founded a creative common called “Poured Out Like Wine”. 

In 2016 Mike founded Three Streams Worship Training which has served over 150 churches in varied denominations with consulting, conferencing, and interim assignments. 

Mike serves as the director for the Vineyard School of Worship (vsow.org) and has produced numerous albums including “Shine On Us”, “Miami Vineyard Live”, and “Not Be Moved”. He holds his Masters of Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute and continues to serve the greater Church in worship team training and worship leader mentoring. 

You can find out more about Mike at threestreamsworship.com

Anabeth Morgan is a worship leader, songwriter and one of the staff pastors at the Mile High Vineyard neighborhood churches since 2011.

Anabeth has been an integral part of Vineyard Worship as a leader, artist and writer, serving at Vineyard churches in Houston, Columbus, and Kansas City. 

She is deeply passionate about God’s presence and loves to lean into the Spirit of God in worship and prayer. Her ability to listen to the Holy Spirit, whether leading worship or groups of people, has given God the opportunity to do wonderful things in people’s lives.

She loves sharing her intimate faith in God with others, enjoys being hospitable, and is always sensitive to the people and environment around her. 

Anabeth has appeared on many Vineyard albums such as Cultivation Generation: Servant Wide Awake and My Foundation; Vineyard National Conference: I Love Your Presence and Wonderful. In December 2017 she finished writing and recording her first studio album A Place Your Glory Dwells. Recently, she has had songs You Meet Me Here and Heaven’s Work released through Vineyard Worship and has published other worship songs in collaboration with other songwriters. Ironically enough, Anabeth’s studies at Mississippi State University included biology, psychology, and exercise science.

She was married to Kyle in 2003 and they have two amazing children, Jovie and Miles. She was raised in Memphis, TN and continues to have a Southern accent—which everyone loves.

Kathy Maskell & Josh Williams

East Denver Vineyard (CO) & Elm City Vineyard (CT)

Kathy Maskell is the pastor at East Denver Vineyard, part of the Mile High Vineyard family of churches. She also leads the Vineyard Justice Network and serves on the Executive Board for Vineyard USA.

Previously, she served as the pastor of discipleship at Blue Route Vineyard Community Church.

Raised by Buddhist parents in San Diego, Kathy began her eastbound journey by first studying literature and poetry at the University of Chicago. While there, she got rocked by Jesus’s kindness and power.

Kathy then pursued a teaching career, spanning from elementary to high school. Kathy earned an A.B. in English from the University of Chicago and an M.S. Ed from City College, CUNY. 

While in New Haven, CT, Kathy worked for six years as the U.S. Advocacy Director of Love146, a leading anti-trafficking organization, and co-planted Elm City Vineyard Church.

Kathy’s M. Div. in systematic theology at Union Theological Seminary (NYC) focused on patristics, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the study of abolitionist movements, developing Biblical resources on justice and exploitation, and analyzing poverty as a root cause of human trafficking alongside leaders of poor-led organizations. She lives with her husband Caleb, son Josiah, and daughter Emmanuelle in Denver.

Josh Williams is the Lead Pastor of the Elm City Vineyard Church in New Haven, CT.

After graduating Yale in 2008, he decided to stick around to go to Yale Divinity School for a M.Div, to invest further in New Haven, and to spend more time with an amazing woman named Tina. Around the same time, Josh plugged into Elm City Vineyard. During that process, Josh started several evangelistic prayer groups on Yale’s campus, established an outdoor church for the housed and unhoused, and launched an incarnational inner-city neighborhood ministry.

Right before his graduation in 2011, Josh was ordained as a pastor in the Vineyard. Weeks later, he happily married his wife, Tina, in a very musical service followed by a reception with much dancing.

In 2014, Josh became ECV’s first full-time Lead Pastor, and he enjoys seeing Jesus grow the church in multi-ethnicity, justice, spiritual formation, and Holy Spirit ministry.

In the Vineyard, Josh serves on the Executive Team and the Vineyard Ethnic Diversity task force. Josh and Tina also are the parents of two adorable little ones, Zoe (3) and Joy (1).

Rubén Quintero with Donny Cannoy, Jack Moraine, & Magdalena Schwartz

Imperial Valley Vineyard (CA), Upper Valley Vineyard (TX), Vineyard Gilbert (AZ)

Rubén Quintero loves Jesus Christ, he is pastor of Imperial Valley Vineyard church in El Centro, CA, and is a chaplain for Workforce Chaplaincy, which allows him to serve hundreds of immigrants who work in agriculture in the US.

He is a CPA graduated from UABC in Mexicali, Mexico, and holds a Master’s in Theology from San Diego Christian University.

He is passionate about planting churches among the Hispanics in the U.S. Rubén is happily married to Vaneza and they have 3 wonderful boys – Rubén (16), David (13), and Iván (11). He likes traveling and baseball, so he expects to visit the 30 MLB stadiums during his lifetime.

Donny Cannoy is the Chief People Officer and co-founder of Steele Consulting, a software consulting company with over 70 employees, and pastors Upper Valley Vineyard in El Paso, TX, which he and his wife Lórien planted in 2010.

Donny has been actively involved in ministry in the Vineyard for over 30 years, having helped plant and serve in various roles at multiple Vineyard churches, all on a purely volunteer basis.

Donny was born in Seoul, South Korea, is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, roots for the Kansas City Chiefs, enjoys cooking delicious BBQ, like Julia also dislikes writing speaker bios, serves American Youth Soccer Organization as an Area Director, and loves bowling.

He and Lórien have eight children, three grandchildren, a dog, and a hamster.

Jack Moraine is the founding pastor of Vineyard Community Church (Vineyard Gilbert). He also serves as the Southwest Regional Leader for Vineyard USA.

He is the author of the book, “Healing Ministry,” published in 2010. Jack has a B.A. in Religion from Grand Canyon University and an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Jack and his wife Brenda have four adult children, Brandon, Brady, Britt, and Breana, as well as eight adopted children (Anthony, Dayton, Mackenzie, Mia, Ciera, Halle, Mercy, and Sophia).

Magdalena Ester Schwartz was born in Lota, Chile to a Christian family of five sisters, three brothers, along with her mother and father, who was a pastor.

She immigrated to the United States in 1988 and became a citizen in 2018. She has a husband, Mark Schwartz, and three children; Carlos, Ester, and Joshua.

Magdalena has been involved in Spanish ministry in the Phoenix area since 1988. She opened her Church, Discípulos Del Reino as an ordained pastor in 2009 and pastored that church and pastored that church for 8 years. In 2015 She founded a school for chaplaincy in Mesa, AZ (Capellanía Cristiana Llamados para servir). This school is currently flourishing. Magdalena became an ordained chaplain in 2018 by Universidad Cristiana el Shaddai Internacional of Texas and has an Associate’s Degree in Theology.

Magdalena has been involved in social justice for the Spanish Community for 25 years. She is well known for bridging the gap between law enforcement and the spanish community. She honors local law enforcement by holding a “recognition & honor breakfast” annually.

Magdalena received an honorary degree of doctor of divinity from El Shaddai International Christian University in Dallas, Texas on December 15, 2018.

Michael Gatlin & Bubba Justice

Duluth Vineyard (MN) & Vineyard USA

Michael Gatlin is a local church pastor living in Duluth, Minnesota. Michael and his wife, Brenda, have co-pastored this Vineyard church for the past twenty-four years.

They are both very active in helping to lead Vineyard USA . Michael serves on the national board, and currently oversees Multiply Vineyard, helping our community of churches to establish new churches.

Previous to becoming a full-time pastor, Michael worked as a fine artist for many years, and still maintains a studio in Duluth.

Elgie “Bubba” Justice has served as the National Coordinator of Vineyard USA (VUSA) since January 2017. In his capacity as National Coordinator, Bubba supports the National Director, Phil Strout, in providing pastoral support to the movement in areas such as strategic planning, pastoral care, and oversight of the Vineyard Service Group based in Houston, TX. He serves on the VUSA Executive Team, Vineyard Resources Board, Vineyard Worship Board, and on the Multiply Vineyard Advisory Team.

Prior to working with VUSA as National Coordinator, Bubba was the senior pastor of the Inverness Vineyard Church (IVC) for 23 years and before that worked in the financial world as a C.P.A., a financial manager, and chief financial officer.

Bubba and his wife Melany live in Houston, TX, and have two married daughters.

Melanie Forsythe-Lee & Nick Bradley

LIFE Vineyard Church (OH)

Melanie Forsythe-Lee is the Lead Pastor of LIFE vineyard church, a vibrant Christian community in the heart of Columbus OH. 

Melanie came to faith in the post-christian landscape of Australia, and is passionate about calling people into an authentic faith in Jesus that lasts a lifetime.

She recently got married to Andrew and is the mother of three teenagers who all have plans to change the world. 

Nick Bradley is a semi-retired outdoors man originally from Anchorage, Alaska and now the Executive Pastor at LIFE Vineyard Church in Columbus, OH.

When he isn’t helping Lead Pastor Mel execute her vision, he is planning the next visit to one of the two orphan homes the church sponsors.

Outside of church he spends his time hanging out with his two sons Whittaker and Hawkins and once the kids are finally asleep, he pretends to be a sommelier with his wife Rebecca. 

Brian T. Anderson & Kevin Fischer

Vineyard Church North Phoenix (AZ) & Miami Vineyard (FL)

Brian T. Anderson, and his wife, Thora are the founding pastors of Vineyard Church of North Phoenix.

The church has grown over the years from a home Bible Study into a congregation of over 4,500 weekend attenders. VCNP has planted 13 other Vineyard churches in the Phoenix area, and in Delhi, India.

In addition to being the Vice President of Vineyard USA, Brian is also the Regional Coach for all 16 Vineyard USA Regional Leaders.

Brian and Thora have two children, Zoe and Luke, who are both teenagers. 

Kevin Fischer serves as lead pastor of Miami Vineyard Community Church, an outward-focused, multi-cultural church that every year experiences hundreds of people making first time decisions for Christ.

Kevin’s passion is to see every person experience the life-changing power of Jesus and grow to become everything God designed them to be.

Kevin and Debbie have five kids and too many cats. In addition to serving his local church, Kevin also serves as regional leader for Vineyard USA overseeing churches in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Jad Levi & Todd Proctor

Alpha USA

Rev. Jad Levi serves as Sr. Director of Network Advancement for Alpha, a global evangelization movement serving the Church in its mission to help people discover and develop a relationship with Jesus.

Jad and his wife Jaime are also the founding pastors of Trinitas Church in Phoenix, Arizona where they live with their three daughters.

Todd Proctor serves on the Executive Leadership Team of Alpha USA, helping pastors of key churches across the nation explore the Alpha course within their own context.

He was a founder and long-time Lead Pastor of Rock Harbor in Costa Mesa, leading through a season of multiplication that birthed many new campuses and church plants across Orange County.

Anabeth Morgan

Mile High Vineyard (CO)

Anabeth Morgan is a worship leader, songwriter and one of the staff pastors at the Mile High Vineyard neighborhood churches since 2011. Anabeth has been an integral part of Vineyard Worship as a leader, artist and writer, serving at Vineyard churches in Houston, Columbus, and Kansas City.

She also currently serves as associate pastor for the Arvada Vineyard. She is deeply passionate about God’s presence and loves to lean into the Spirit of God in worship and prayer. Her ability to listen to the Holy Spirit, whether leading worship or groups of people, has given God the opportunity to do wonderful things in people’s lives. She loves sharing her intimate faith in God with others, enjoys being hospitable, and is always sensitive to the people and environment around her.

Anabeth has appeared on many Vineyard albums such as Cultivation Generation: Servant Wide Awake and My Foundation; Vineyard National Conference:I Love Your Presence and Wonderful.

In December 2017 she finished writing and recording her first studio album A Place Your Glory Dwells. Recently, she has had songs You Meet Me Here and Heaven’s Work released through Vineyard Worship and has published other worship songs in collaboration with other songwriters. Ironically enough, Anabeth’s studies at Mississippi State University included biology, psychology, and exercise science. She was married toKyle in 2003 and they have two amazing children, Jovie and Miles. She was raised in Memphis, TN and continues to have a Southern accent—which everyone loves.

David Berguño

Viña Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

David Berguño is the Worship Pastor of Viña Las Condes in Santiago, Chile where he lives with his wife Marjorie Brownell.

With a background in songwriting and arranging, he has written and produced worship in Chile for many years and has led worship since he was a teen.

David is a passionate Christ-follower and is a part of our broader Vineyard Global family. We are excited to have him join us this year in Phoenix!

Joshua Miller

Columbus Vineyard (OH)

Joshua Miller is currently the Worship Pastor at Vineyard Columbus in Ohio. A Chicago native, Joshua began singing and playing drums at an early age. His mom encouraged his musical talent and passion and bought him a drum kit at age 4. With no formal musical training, he taught himself keys at age 18 and bass at age 21, however, the drum kit will always be his first musical love.

Joshua has had the opportunity to sing and lead worship all over the United States and in some locations Internationally. He is passionate about helping other worship leaders learn how to help people connect to God as they lead in their local congregation.

Joshua has been featured on many Vineyard Worship and Vineyard Soul releases including,“You Have Set Me Free”, “Cherry Blossoms (Live in Studio)” and “You’re Carrying Me”. In addition, Joshua has released two solo projects and helped pen some of the tracks on the upcoming Vineyard Soul EP.

Joshua and his wife currently reside in Columbus, Ohio with their three beautiful daughters.

Ted Kim

Evanston Vineyard (IL)

Ted Kim has been pastoring in churches for more than 20 years, first as a worship pastor, and now as senior pastor of Evanston Vineyard.

Ted has done ministry in Washington, California, and New York, plus overseas in places like the United Kingdom, Africa and the Middle East. He is passionate about proclaiming the beauty of Jesus and stewarding the formation of our desires toward God, so that we can all flourish.

Ted holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is married to Brittany, an Old Testament scholar, and they live with their three children in Chicago.

Ted is also a gifted songwriter and has penned many songs including Kyrie Eleíson (co-written with Cindy Rethmeier) and Eden, both released through Vineyard Worship.

Alex Faison

Vineyard Church of Davenport (IA)

Alex Faison is the worship pastor at the Vineyard Church of Davenport, Iowa. Born and raised in Davenport, Alex felt God’s leadership call on her life while attending college in Cedar Falls and she soon returned to her home church where she joined the staff as worship director in 2015.

Alex has worked with Vineyard Worship for several years and was a featured voice on Vineyard Soul: Generous God. She will also appear as a vocalist on the much anticipated release Breathe In, Sing Out, releasing early 2022.

Alex’s passion is leading people into the presence of God through worship and we are grateful to have her leading us!

Eddie Espinosa

Vineyard Worship

Eddie Espinosa is a well-known Vineyard veteran and pioneer in the modern worship movement. Eddie was featured on numerous recordings through the years including groundbreaking original two vinyl records from Vineyard Ministries International – “All The Earth Shall Worship” and “He Is Worthy To Be Praised” both released in 1982. Eddie’s songs include “You Are The Mighty King”, “Worthy Is The Lamb”, and the global worship classic and era-defining “Change My Heart O God”. 

Despite being known as a songwriter and worship pastor, Eddie spent most of his professional career in public education as a teacher, counselor, and administrator.

Eddie and his wife live in Southern California and have two children.

Dee Wilson

New Life Church in Colorado Springs (CO)

Dee Wilson was recently appointed worship pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO where he’s now living with his wife and daughter.

He’s also an award winning artist having won a 2020 Grammy for ‘Best Gospel Performance/Song’ Movin’ On and a Stellar in 2019 for ‘Song of the Year’ Not Lucky, I’m Loved, and having two #1 songs on the Billboard Gospel charts.

Dee is a friend of the Vineyard, having led worship for the Better Together conference in Chicago and as a featured writer and vocalist on the Vineyard Soul Generous God and We Are Ready projects. We are excited to have Dee with us!

Tim Brown

Canyon View Vineyard (CO)

Tim Brown has served as the Worship Pastor of Canyon View Vineyard Church in Grand Junction, Colorado since 2012.

Tim serves the larger Vineyard Movement as a songwriter, song artist, and educator in foundations of Vineyard Worship for aspiring worship leaders all across the United States.

Tim and his wife, Dale, have two amazing kids; Evelyn (4 years old, and Otis (4 months old).

Chris Lizotte

Net-Works Vineyard, Laguna Beach (CA)

Chris Lizotte is a singer-songwriter and worship leader best known for his songs Glory The King, I Love Your Ways, and I Will Trust You.

Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Chris has led worship for The National Youth Leaders Convention, Promise Keepers, and Campus Crusade, and his songs have been recorded by Kim Walker-Smith, Crystal Lewis, Vineyard Worship, and Maranatha! Music. 

Chris currently leads worship at Net-Works Vineyard in Laguna Beach, CA. He and his beautiful wife Kristy reside in San Juan Capistrano, CA and have three sons and two grandchildren on the way!

Noah & Naomi Turrigiano

Vineyard Church Delaware County (OH)

Noah and Naomi Turrigiano are worship leaders at Vineyard Church Delaware County in Sunbury, Ohio.

They grew up in the Vineyard movement; their families living on the East Coast, Midwest, England, and Arizona through the years. They both have led worship since they were teenagers. 

Before getting married, Noah served as a worship & youth director in New York, and Naomi as a pastoral coordinator in Ohio.

Tiadra Mickels

Vineyard Church North Phoenix (AZ)

Tiadra Mickels is currently on staff at Vineyard Church North Phoenix. Originally from Michigan, Tiadra moved to Arizona in 2007 and has been serving in worship at Vineyard North Phoenix since 2014.

Tiadra was a featured voice on Vineyard Soul: We Are Ready, LoFi Vineyard 2 and 3, and will also appear as a vocalist on an album releasing this Fall through Vineyard Worship.

Tiadra’s prayer and passion is that, in leading worship, she can encourage others into richer, deeper, and more honest worship for God, and that this would carry on into their everyday lives.

Kyle Howard

The Vineyard Church, Urbana (IL)

Since his early teenage years, it’s been obvious to those around Kyle that he would be making a huge impact in the worship culture of his generation. He began leading worship in the youth ministry at Vineyard Church of Urbana at the young age of 14 and continues his leadership today as the lead Worship Pastor and Creative Director. 

In the last few years, he has been featured on multiple Vineyard Worship albums and is flourishing in his gift of songwriting. Kyle’s deepest passion is to see people encounter the loving embrace of the Father and to walk in the fullness of who they were made to be as sons and daughters.  

Kyle is very recently married to a beautiful young woman named Shelby. They are loving life together and share a joint passion for good ice cream. In his free time, Kyle is an avid golfer, a pretty solid basketball player and a professional at buying tennis shoes. (No joke, always look at his shoes.)

Jesse Meyer

Vineyard Boise (ID)

Jesse Meyer has been a worship leader and songwriter in the Vineyard since 2007.

He has penned many songs including All For You Jesus, and lent his powerful voice to the Vineyard Worship Cultivation Generation and Kyrie Eleison projects, along with the Vineyard Boise project Heart Sound (Live from Vineyard Boise).

Jesse lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife of 17 years and their four amazing kids and has served as a staff pastor at Vineyard Boise overseeing worship since 2015. 

Casey Corum

Vineyard Worship

Casey Corum is a songwriter, worship leader, record producer, and creative catalyst based in the greater Los Angeles, California area. Casey is best known for his work with Vineyard Music having served as Chief Creative Officer for over 10 years.

Casey’s songs have been sung in thousands churches all over the world in numerous languages. Some of his best known songs include Dwell, Form Us, No Longer Strangers, and You Have Set Me Free

Casey is married to his high school sweetheart, Angie. They have four daughters and live in Fullerton, California.