Rik & Cathy Berry, Valley Gate Vineyard

Tina-Marie Axenty, Nov 11, 2020, 3:53 AM
Vineyard Canada Global Moderator
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Rik and Cathy Berry are regional leaders for the Atlantic Provinces. They pastor Valley Gate Vineyard, in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Rik and Cathy have six adult children and fourteen grandchildren so far.  They pastored with the Canadian Baptists for eighteen years, including some mission work in South America, before pastoring in the Vineyard. Twenty-one years ago, they planted Valley Gate Vineyard out of their home, and in 2002 the church purchased and renovated the old Paramount Theatre in Kentville, NS.  Recognizing that the community around them had a high percentage of homelessness and a lack of housing, in 2010 they started The Refuge, a 10 bed transitional housing program for young men at risk of homelessness, in the upstairs of the theatre. With their church, they also initiated a youth centre, which now runs as an independent organization servicing at-risk youth throughout the Annapolis Valley.

Rik is a fine artist who paints prophetically what he hears the Lord saying. You can see his work at www.rikberry.com. He loves the outdoors, building things, and being innovative. Cathy is an avid quilter who can be found either at her sewing machine or outdoors in her garden. Both Rik and Cathy enjoy being lifelong learners. Rik has a degree in fine arts, an M Div and a DMin. Cathy has a BPE, a BEd and a M Min.

Their most favourite pastime in the whole world is being Nana and Papa to their growing family of grandchildren!!