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 & guidance to Vineyard USA.

Phil Strout

National Director

Pathway Vineyard
Lewiston, ME

Phil Strout is the National Director of Vineyard USA, an association of approximately 600 congregations nationwide. He brings over thirty-five years of experience in the areas of church planting and cross-cultural missions to his role, and is a self-described contemplative activist – with a focus on the deepening interior journey of the Christian being the catalyst for sustainable, fruitful longevity in life, faith, and mission.

For several years, Phil served in the Vineyard on the board of directors for Vineyard USA, as a Regional Leader, and as the Senior Pastor of Pathway Vineyard Church, a multisite church based in Lewiston, Maine. He has also done extensive work in church planting around the world, especially in Latin America, and along with his wife, Jan, is bilingual (English/Spanish).

Phil is the author of God’s Relentless Pursuit: Discovering His Heart for Humanity, and THRIVE: How to Successfully Navigate the S-Turns of Leadership.

He brings a non-hyped, down-to-earth, passionately authentic spirit and vision to leading the Vineyard Movement in its divine assignment.

Jan Strout is a passionate leader in the church today. As a gifted exhorter and teacher, she has earned the title, “The Queen of Encouragement.” She has served nationally on the Vineyard Women’s Task Force, with the heart to empower women for leadership, ministry, and life. Jan is an effective communicator and has taught Spiritual Formation, Prayer, Evangelism, and Missions in Portland’s E3 Leadership Institute.

She is a popular speaker for retreats and conferences, and serves with Phil in his role as National Director of Vineyard USA.

Brian Anderson

Regional Leader Coach
& Vice President

Vineyard North Phoenix
Glendale, AZ

Mark Fields

Vineyard Missions

Vineyard Church
Glendora, CA

Michael Gatlin

Multiply Vineyard

Duluth Vineyard
Duluth, MN

Sharon McCarter

Board Member

Maryville Vineyard
Maryville, TN

Phil Chorlian

Healthy Church & Renewal

North Jersey Vineyard
S. Hackensack, NJ

Geno Olison


South Suburban Vineyard
Flossmoor, IL

Kathy Maskell

Board Member & Vineyard Justice

Blue Route Vineyard
Media, PA

Adam Russell

Vineyard Worship Liaison

Vineyard Campbellsville
Campbellsville, KY

Josh Williams

Board Member (One Year)

Elm City Vineyard
New Haven, CT

Jared Boyd

Board Member (One Year)

Franklinton Abbey
Columbus, OH

Christian Weber

(Non-Voting Member)

Houston Vineyard
Houston, TX

Bubba Justice

(Non-Voting Member)

Inverness Vineyard
Birmingham, AL

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: Lance Pittluck

 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: Josh Miller

 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