STAFF & LEADERSHIP
Joel serves as the Senior Pastor of the Lancaster Vineyard. He’s in love with his wife Kristi and together they have three great kids: Jesse, Luke, and Emmie. Joel graduated from Kentucky Christian College in 1994 with a BA in Christian Ministries (preaching emphasis) and a BA in Biblical Studies. Upon graduating Joel and Kristi were a part of a church planting team in northwest Ohio. In 1998, after 4years at the Oasis Church in northwest Ohio, they felt called to plant a Vineyard church in Lancaster. Besides being the senior pastor, Joel serves as an Area Pastoral Care Leader for VineyardUSA and has been known to be an assistant little league coach. Joel dreams about growing old with his wife, raising his fun loving kids to be lifelong disciples, seeing a Vineyard in every county seat in SE Ohio, and watching the Reds go back to the World Series one day.
Johnny serves as the Youth Pastor here at the Vineyard and oversees grades 6th through 12th. His responsibilities also include coordinating media projects (videos, website, graphics, etc). He is happily married to his wife Jess and have a son named Levi. He graduated from Ohio State in 2009 where he began doing ministry with international students, went on mission trips and worked with teens with the organization YouthWorks. Following college, he completed a 5-month Discipleship Training School through YWAM (Youth With a Mission) in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Haiti. Johnny has a passion to see young teenagers love and serve Jesus and to be the church of today. During his free time, he enjoys being outside, working on a woodworking project or reading a good book.
Dina serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry and has been a member of the Lancaster Vineyard for the past 7 years.
She comes to us with both teaching and administrative experience in church settings and professionally in the medical field. God used her skills working at a family practice in Pickerington, where she resides. From there God called her to the position of instructor of the Adult Medical Assisting program at Fairfield Career Center for 27 years. She served as Program Director/Instructor until she retired in 2013.
“My years at the Career Center were a ministry and retirement wasn’t God’s plan for me. He has now called me to the Ministry of Children, and I could not be more honored and humbled to serve in such a beautiful ministry.”
Stacey serves full-time as the Administrative Assistant to the staff and volunteer ministry leaders. She has been a member of Lancaster Vineyard Church since 2001, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource/Business Management from Ohio University and graduated in 2006 from Vineyard Leadership Institute, a graduate-level ministry program. Stacey's work history is varied with experience in management, hospitality, education, banking, sales and training & development. It was in 2012 that she heard God's call in to the church and has been genuinely grateful for the opportunity to serve Him and our Vineyard family. Stacey currently oversees the Connect Ministry Team, that welcomes folks on Sundays and brings people together at special events throughout the year.