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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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).
The Elders, along with the pastors, care for the vision and direction of the church.
Paul & Sherry Ansloos
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors oversee all financial and asset-based matters of WCV.
Ministry & Support Staff
Lillian Poetker: Book-keeper
Vanessa Lewis: Office Administration
Jeffrey Leighton: Building Manager
Shawn Wood: Custodian
Coordinators & Teams
Youth Leaders (grades 7 – 12):
Youth Leader (grades 10 – 12):
Jodi & Mike Labun
Club 56 Leaders:
Elizabeth Blatz, Kristina Goranson, Elias Rieger
Flatlanders Inn Leadership Team:
Flatlanders Inn Administrator:
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