Church Leadership Transition – The Muscle Memory Of Saying Yes To The Holy Spirit

In this episode of the How To Plant A Healthy Church Podcast, Ted Kim and Renée Cunningham give us a behind-the-scenes look at the active transition of senior leadership at the Evanston Vineyard.

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Renee Cunningham

Pastor of the Neighborhood Vineyard

Ted Kim

Senior Associate Pastor, Evanston Vineyard

On this week’s episode, our host Michael Gatlin sits down with Ted Kim and Renée Cunningham from the Evanston Vineyard giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the active transition of senior leadership of this flagship Vineyard church from it’s founding pastor, Steve Nicholson, to the leadership of Ted Kim. This is a very practical and helpful episode not only for the churches in active leadership transition but every church digging into your “why” behind your “how”.



Our Guest

Ted Kim

Ted Kim has been pastoring for over twenty years, first as a Worship Pastor and now as the Senior Associate Pastor of the Evanston Vineyard in Illinois where he is the hoped-for eventual successor to Steve Nicholson.  He has done ministry all over the United States and internationally in places like the United Kingdom, Africa, and the Middle East.  Ted oversaw worship regionally in the Northeast and is a published songwriter, most known for “Kyrie Eleison” and “Eden”.  He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has been married for over 15 years with 3 children.

Renee Cunningham

Renee Cunningham pastors The Neighborhood Campus of the Evanston Vineyard, in Chicago Il. Renee loves city life, storytelling, and good food. You should also know that, Renee cheats at board games, hates mayonnaise and loves mowing the lawn. Renee planted The Neighborhood in 2015 out of a desire to worship alongside her neighbors. Renee oversees The Neighborhood teams and serves as a cross-campus preaching pastor. After a career in elementary education, Renee graduated from North Park Theological Seminary in 2014 with an M.A. in Christian Spiritual Formation. Renee and her husband Bruce have a three kids ages 9-3.


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