Laura was born in South Korea and raised in Canada; trained as a Math and Science teacher and eventually landed in ministry where she is currently the Interim Team Leader at New Joy Church in Surrey, British Columbia. She's married to Ray and together they have three extraordinary children. Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary is one of Laura's missions in life, whether in her family, through her... more
People who know Andy and Beckie usually notice this: they gravitate toward the vulnerable, they are active and outdoorsy, they try to live courageously, they're warmly optimistic and they have been "through the ringer" the past few years. They'll say Beckie is outgoing and endearingly self-disclosing and that Andy is reflective and creative.
Beckie is the clinical midwife specialist in Winnipeg. Serving... more
Dawn originally hails from Liverpool England, home to one of the greatest football clubs in the world (according to her ).
From a young age she had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed travelling and experiencing different cultures and cuisines. She has been blessed to have lived and served in a variety of cultures nearly all of her adult life.
After accepting an invitation to join an incarnational... more
Richard and Terry Long live in Ottawa, Ontario and have been married for 37 years. They met when they were 14 and got married 10 years later in a Baptist Church in Burlington, which was Terry's home church and where Richard had been called to be the youth pastor.
Richard had the privilege of pastoring 3 Baptist Churches in the Greater Toronto area spanning over 20 years. Richard and Terry ministered... more
Melt and Anida van der Spuy have been married for 32 years, and have three biological daughters, two sons in law and an adopted is-Xhosa son and daughter. They met in 1979 at school, but only started dating some years later at university. They were married in 1989.
They moved to Yellowknife from Cape Town, South Africa in November 2018 to pastor Yellowknife Vineyard Church. November in SA averages... more
Andrew is from the United States. Courtney is from Canada. Everyone said it couldn't be done. But they defied the odds and in 2007 Courtney and Andrew got married after meeting at Bible College. Almost 14 years later they have 4 beautiful... lively... children.
In their early years Andrew was a youth pastor and Courtney was a school teacher. However, a seed had been planted in their college days... more
Jason and Yvonne Parks have been married for 26 years, and have two beautiful daughters. (Anneka is 20 & Aila is 17). They met in the late 80's while playing on a youth worship team together...and haven't looked back since!
When Jason and Yvonne moved to Ottawa from Winnipeg in 2007, they had no idea what life had in store for them. (And they certainly didn't imagine planting a church!)
Both raised in... more
Leith & Patti met in Sweden while attending Bible School, both keen to respond to God's leading, both having come from Winnipeg but never having met previously. Sweden was a life changing place for both of them and a place where God first spoke audibly to Patti, a place that deepened their love for God in ways they had never expected.
After Sweden and travelling, Patti returned to Winnipeg while... more
Dean and Matte both learned to follow Jesus in the Mennonite church in Manitoba. They met at a missions conference where Dean was playing drums and Matte was performing a dramatic sketch (all these years later, Dean still has an impeccable sense of rhythm and Matte is still being dramatic). Shortly after they got married, they moved to southern Ontario where Dean worked in a music store and Matte worked... more
Mike and Jocelyn Fornwald met in 2000 where they both worked at the Feast Church in Kamloops as the youth pastor and office administrator. Mike was (and still is) a fun-loving, risk-taking, Jesus-loving passionate man that caught Jocelyn's attention. Their office romance stared and soon they were dating and married in the fall of 2002. Mike took a year off from Youth Pastoring in 2004 and the pair... more
From their first date on February 7th 1993 to their engagement on April 1st and subsequent marriage on August 25th of that same year, Dawn & Daniel continue to live adventurously in every step, together. With their five kids (Andrew 23, Dani 20, David 18, Diara 15, Ahelia 12) the Snell's planted and with a terrific leadership team, continue to give pastoral oversight to the Nelson Vineyard Church in... more
Larry and Karen pastor the Halifax Metro Vineyard in Nova Scotia. They are very grateful that their three married children and seven grandchildren are in the area which are a huge source of joy and blessing. They met in the fall of 1978 at what is now Providence College in Manitoba, Karen's home province. Following graduation and marriage in 1981, they returned to Larry's home province of Nova Scotia to... more