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Michael Hansen

Senior Pastor

Michael joined the staff in 2008 and has been involved with the Vineyard Church for over 20 years. He trained as a Worship Leader at the Langley Vineyard Church in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. In 2000 the Hansen family moved to Ohio for Michael to serve as the Worship and Arts Pastor at Vineyard Church of Columbus. Michael has been married to Helen for over 30 amazing years and they have two sons, Jeremy and Daniel.

Michael’s responsibilities include:

  • Overall Direction of the Church
  • Preaching, Teaching & Training
  • Missions
  • Assimilation of Guests

    J.T. Meyer

    Associate / Worship Pastor

    J.T. joined the VCDC staff in 2012. He has been involved in ministry, leading small groups, worship etc. since he was in high school. He is also a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership institute. In 2008 J.T. joined the staff at LIFE Vineyard Church as Worship Director and Small Group Coordinator. He has a heart for pastoral care as well as for identifying and developing leaders. J.T. has been married to his wife Laura since 2011 and have a daughter, Olive.

    J.T.’s responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of Worship Ministry
  • Oversight of Vineyard Institute Classes
  • Pastoral Care
  • Other Assigned Duties

    Bill joined the staff in 2011 and prior to that spent 17 years at a Logistics firm serving in various accounting management positions. Bill and his family have been attending the Vineyard many years, joining the VCDC family in February 2008. Bill handles the business operations of the church and along with his wife Misty oversees our Marriage Ministry. Bill and his wife Misty have been married over 30 years and have 3 sons, Sean, Matthew and Ross.

    Bill’s responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of Financial Reporting & Operations
  • Men's Ministry
  • Marriage Ministry
  • Pastoral Care

    Vicky Kurzenknabe

    Assistant Pastor / Women's Ministry

    Vicky joined the staff in 2012. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and spent years in sales and marketing in the electronics industry. She and her husband, Derek, have been married over 15 years and have two daughters. Vicky oversees Women's Ministry and treasures time spent with her family.

    Vicky's responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of Women's Ministry
  • Hospital Visitation
  • Pastoral Care
  • Other Assigned Duties

    Heather Kimura

    Assistant Pastor

    Heather recently joined our staff in the spring of 2017. Prior to coming to VCDC, she was involved as a small group leader for over 10 years at Vineyard Columbus. She also graduated from Vineyard Leadership Institute in 2007. Heather spent the last 15 years as a Graphic Designer working at various design agencies in Columbus. Heather and her husband, Adam, have been married since 2008 and have a daughter, Eden. Heather has a heart for prayer, spiritual direction, community, leadership development, and teaching.

    Heather's responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of Small Groups
  • Leadership Development
  • Communications
  • Website
  • Pastoral Care
  • Other Assigned Duties.

    Andrew Hutson

    Assistant Pastor

    Andrew joined the staff in 2018 and previosly was a Small Group Leader, taught some of our Equiooed classes. Andrew and his wife Sarah have beeen attending Vineyard for many years. They have 3 adorable children.

    Andrew's responsibilties include:

  • Marriage & Family Ministry
  • Other Assigned Duties

    Mara Jo Rummer

    Children's Ministry Pastor

    Mara Jo has been involved with VCDC children’s program since 2002. Prior to her involvement with VCDC Children’s Ministry, she was a teacher for 20 years. She is a graduate of Ohio State where she completed her undergraduate work after attending Milligan, a private liberal arts school in Tennessee. While attending Milligan she met and married her husband Tim. They have four children and six adorable grandchildren. Mara Jo’s primary responsibility is overseeing VCDC’s Children’s Ministry.

    She attends to the following areas of administration:

  • Recruit and train all Children’s Ministry teachers and helpers
  • Selects and provides curriculum and teaching resources
  • Oversees VBS and other children’s functions
  • Oversees Children’s Ministry service projects

    Jay & Jamie McKinley

    Youth Pastors

    Jay and Jamie have been in the Vineyard since 1996 and have been attending VCDC since 2008. Before becoming pastoral coordinators in 2012, they served for three years in the middle school ministry and in 2017 have been assigned the role of Youth Pastors for both High & Middle School students.

    Jay enjoys being active in sports and the outdoors. He received his BA in History and Secondary Education Licensure from Otterbein College. Jamie enjoys the outdoors, creative activities and spending time with her friends and family. Being the parents of two teenagers they understand the pressures and challenges that students and parents face day to day as well as the joy and praises in raising children in the Lord. Jay and Jamie desire to equip middle school students to grow in their relationship with Christ. They are passionate about getting students connected to the Body of Christ, by emphasizing community and relationships, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of the Word.

    Their responsibilities include:

  • Pastoral oversight and care for the Middle & High school students
  • Counseling, care, and input for teens and parents
  • Oversight of all Middle & High School events and gatherings
  • Baptism Oversight

    Sandy Hutcheson

    Pastoral Liaison

    Sandy has been on staff since 2007. Previously, she did medical transcription from her home for 15 years while raising her children, and worked for several years in the church office as a volunteer. She and her husband Bryan were married for over 30 years. Sandy loves taking walks and spending time with her ever-growing family, especially her four delightful grandchildren.

    Sandy's responsibilities at VCDC are:

  • Administrative Assistant to Danny Meyer
  • Administrative Assistant to Michael Hansen
  • Overseeing the Peer Counseling Ministry
  • Pastoral Counseling Contact Person

    Kristin Batcheck

    Professional Counselor

    Kristin received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She also is currently employed part-time at Directions Counseling Group in Worthington and is very excited to be joining the pastoral care team here at VCDC as a professional counselor. Kristin enjoys working with families and marriages as well as individual adults and children. She has specialized training in EMDR to treat trauma, stress and anxiety and is also a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA).

    Over the years Kristin has provided leadership and pastoral counseling at several churches within Central Ohio as well as having lived and worked overseas in Indonesia. She and her husband Mark have two wonderful, adventurous adult children and some very special parents.

    Joanne Morton


    Joanne Morton has been on staff with VCDC since 2005. Prior to that she volunteered in the church office, and was a stay-at-home wife and mother. She has been married to her loving husband, Bob since 1980 and has two wonderful sons, Mike and Chris and 3 precious grandchildren.

    Joanne's responsibilities include:

  • Posting the Weekly Offering and Other Deposits
  • Processing Monthly Invoices
  • Sending Contribution Statements
  • Reports and Statistics
  • Processing Visitor Information
  • Managing the Church Database
  • Assistant to Bill Carpenter

    Nancy Handschke

    Administrative Assistant

    Nancy joined the VCDC Staff in January 2018. She has been involved with the Vineyard Church for 19 years in various volunteer roles. Prior to joining VCDC, she was employed by Nationwide Insurance in roles ranging from Sales Management, Sales Support, and Marketing. Nancy and Gary have been married for 39 years, have two married children, and are blessed with 5 grandchildren. Nancy is passionate about praying and caring for others.

    Nancy's responsibilities include:

  • Administrative Assistant to J.T. Meyer
  • General office assitance
  • Other assigned duties

    Kathleen Miller


    Kathleen joined our staff in 2012. Prior to working at VCDC, she has enjoyed being a stay-home-mom for 12 years. She has volunteered in Children's Ministry for many years. Kathleen has a work background in customer service. She and her husband Scott have been married over 20 years and have 3 adorable girls.

    Kathleen’s responsibilities include:

  • Contact Person of Church Calendar
  • Ordering of Church Supplies
  • Answering Phones
  • Other Assigned Duties
  • Intercessory Prayer

    Sonya DeVoe

    Volunteer Coordinator

    Sonya joined the VCDC staff in July 2016. She worked as a medical billing account manager for the last 15 years while caring for her family. She and her husband Scott have been married over 19 years. Scott and Sonya love spending time with their three grown children, two teens and four grandchildren. They also love living in the country and caring for animals.

    Sonya’s responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting and Scheduling the Weekend Volunteers
  • Other assigned duties

    Josiah Glover

    Facility Overseer

    Josiah joined the VCDC staff in June of 2017. He has worked in maintenance for over 12 years. He met his wife, Tiffany, when they both worked for Blockbuster. They have 2 sons and a daughter. They love animals and own many themself. Josiah enjoys deep theological study and conspiracy theories.

    Josiah’s responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the maintenance of the building and grounds
  • Other assigned projects

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