Our Leadership

Serving our local leaders and churches as they do the kingdom dream.

The Leadership structure of Vineyard USA is designed to serve our local churches, across the nation, in becoming all that God has designed them to be.

Our National Director, along with our Executive Team, Regional Leaders (RLs), and Area Leaders (ALs) are committed to seeing our Vineyard core values embodied in local church pastors, leaders, and communities across the country.

Our decentralized approach to leadership keeps us agile and flexible as we reach out to a changing world with the Gospel.

Leadership is, at its essence, influence. Our leaders are always looking to equip others to do the work of the kingdom.

Executive Team

The Executive Team is made up of leaders who bring influence and guidance to various aspects of our ministry development.

Covering areas such as Church Planting, Missions, Small Church Development, Large Church Coaching, Regional Leader Coaching, Communications Development, Spiritual Formation, Women, Ethnic Diversity, Finances, Strategy, Education, Children, Youth, Young Adults, and Loving Your City, the Executive Team works with the National Director to see Vineyard USA strengthened from within.

Strout Phil Best 2016 Web

Phil Strout

National Director
Anderson Brian Best 2016 Web

Brian Anderson

Regional Leader Coach
Chorlian Phil Best 2016 Web

Phil Chorlian

Small Church Development
Fields Mark Best 2016 Web (1)

Mark Fields

Gatlin Michael Best 2016 Web

Michael Gatlin

Church Planting
Heidkamp Jeff Best 2016 Web

Jeff Heidkamp

Communications Development
Leman Happy Di Best 2016 Web

Happy & Di Leman

Finances, Strategy
Spiritual Renewal, Women
Nathan Rich Best 2016 Web

Rich Nathan

Large Church Coaching, Education
Olmstead Rick Becky Fun Best 2016 Web

Rick & Becky Olmstead

Pilgrimage, Kids, Youth
Pathak Jay Best 2016 Web

Jay Pathak

Loving Your City
Pittluck Lance Best 2016 Web

Lance Pittluck

Regional Leader Coach
Weber Christian Best 2016 Web

Christian Weber

(Non-Voting Member)

Bubba Justice

(Non-Voting Member)

Regional Leadership

Vineyard USA is divided into 16 regions, each with clusters of churches grouped together by relationship and location.

Regional Leaders (RLs) and Area Leaders (ALs) are the foundation of our regional care structure. Pastoral support and care for pastors and churches is facilitated by the ALs, each covering a specified area within a region. These ALs work together with the RL of their region to provide leadership and encouragement to each local Vineyard church.

The regional map below indicates our 16 regions, and their Regional Leader. Click on the map to see a scaleable version.



Regional Leader: Rose Swetman

 Southern California

Regional Leader: Jamie & Michelle Wilson

 Central California

Regional Leader: Thom O’Leary

 Big Sky

Regional Leader: Allen Hodges

 Rocky Mountain

Regional Leader: Kirk Yamaguchi


Regional Leader: Jack Moraine

 Midwest North

Regional Leader: Brenda Gatlin

 Midwest South

Regional Leader: Mark Warner

 South Central

Regional Leader: Phil Jeansonne

 Great Lakes North

Regional Leader: Mark Pope

 Great Lakes South

Regional Leader: Kevin Clark

 Great Lakes East

Regional Leader: Danny Meyer


Regional Leader: Jon Sterns


Regional Leader: John Elmer


Regional Leader: Andy Meade


Regional Leader: Kevin Fischer