About Us

First and foremost, we are a community of people who aim to love God, each other, and those around us (Mark 12:29-31).  Worship, Community and Justice pretty much sums it up.  Our mission statement says it like this:

“We exist to build a safe community that invites all peoples to worship Jesus as they embrace a kingdom lifestyle that extends God’s justice on the earth.”

For a more detailed description of what we mean by this, see our Core Practices.


We believe that everyone has a gift to give the body – a place they can make a difference in the Kingdom of God.  1 Corinthians 12 outlines many of these gifts and Paul takes care to mention that they are given for the good of the whole body.  Leadership is one of the gifts given to encourage, envision and build-up the church.

Here are two attempts to describe our relational and leadership dynamics.

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Pastoral Elders

The Pastoral team really enjoys working together, and gets a lot accomplished in the process!  They are responsible for the daily implementation of our vision.  The pastoral elders are led by our Pastoral Executive who is Nathan Rieger and Andy Wood.  You’ll notice our pastoral team is comprised of married couples – however this doesn’t mean that one must be married to be a pastor in the Vineyard.  It’s just our current reality.  Usually one partner takes a more active role in pastoring while the other functions as a lay elder (on the eldership team).

Nathan & Kendra Rieger

More about our pastoral team.


Andy & Beckie Wood

More about our pastoral team.

John & Violet Rademaker

More about our pastoral team.


Jodi & Michael Labun

More about our pastoral team.

Lay Elders

The Elders, along with the pastors, care for the vision and direction of the church.

Paul & Sherry Ansloos

Paul & Sherry Ansloos

Cliff & Krista Heide

Cliff & Krista Heide

Rod & Elisa Jersak


Jason & Theresa Eheler


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversee all financial and asset-based matters of WCV.

Ben Kelly (chair)

Andrew Chan

Andrew Chan

Steve Fligg

Steve Fligg

Paul Ansloos

Paul Ansloos

Marlese Hazeu


Cornelius Martens

John Rademaker

John Rademaker

Ministry & Support Staff

Suhail Stephen: Drop-in Pastor & Vineyard School of Justice Director

S&J 101

Lillian Poetker: Book-keeper

Lillian Poetker

Vanessa Lewis: Office Administration


Jeffrey Leighton: Building Manager

Jeff Leighton

Shawn Wood: Custodian

Shawn Wood

Coordinators & Teams

Youth Leaders (grades 7 – 12):
Jason Eheler

Youth Leader (grades 10 – 12):
Jodi & Mike Labun

Club 56 Leaders:
Elizabeth Blatz, Kristina Goranson, Elias Rieger

Flatlanders Inn Leadership Team:

Jeff & Amanda Leighton

Laura Dahl

Laura Dahl

Ian & Jessica Williams

Jess & Ian with Kai, Jayden & Davin

Andy Wood

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Flatlanders Inn Administrator:
Tara Glowacki



Prayer Oversight Team:

Ang Falk, Michelle Santschi, Suhail Stephen, Violet Rademaker, Andy Wood


Worship Bands Coordinators:

Suhail Stephen & Sherry Ansloos


Creative Arts Coordinators:

Krista Heide & Amanda Leighton