National Director-Elect Ratification & A Conversation With Phil And Jay

Following a majority of Vineyard churches all over the country voting in favor of the Executive Team's selection of Jay Pathak as National Director-Elect, Phil and Jay sat down to talk about the significance of this moment, and his vision for leading the Vineyard in this transformational season.


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March 5, 2021

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to announce that within 48-hours of our announcement, a majority of Vineyard churches all over the country have voted in favor of the selection of Jay Pathak, our National Director-Elect. Well ahead of the deadline, the ratification process is now complete.

As you know, I will continue to serve as the National Director through the end of 2021. However, to aid with a smooth transition, Jay will be involved at all levels from here on out. He will become the new National Director in January 2022.

This morning, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jay. We talked about the significance of this moment, and his vision for leading the Vineyard in this transformational season. Watch that conversation below.

After many thousands of hours of prayer across our Movement, extensive input from pastors throughout the process, and an extended time of vital discernment and vetting by the Executive Team, it will be my profound privilege to hand the torch to Jay in January of 2022. For the remainder of the year, I will lead and support the Vineyard in every way I can.

To the Greater Glory of God and the well-being of people,

Phil Strout

National Director, Vineyard USA


5 de marzo de 2021

Queridos amigos,

Me complace anunciar que, dentro de las 48 horas después de nuestro anuncio, la mayoría de las iglesias de La Viña USA de todo el país han votado a favor de la selección de Jay Pathak, nuestro Director Nacional Electo. Mucho antes de la fecha límite, el proceso de confirmación ya está completado.

Como saben, yo continuaré sirviendo como Director Nacional hasta fines del 2021. Sin embargo, para ayudar con una transición sin problemas, Jay participará en todo de aquí en adelante. Él será el nuevo Director Nacional oficialmente en enero de 2022.

Esta mañana tuve la oportunidad de sentarme con Jay. Hablamos sobre la importancia de este momento y su visión para dirigir a la Viña USA en esta temporada de transformación.

Después de muchas horas de oración por todo nuestro Movimiento, con una gran participación de los pastores a lo largo del proceso, con mucho discernimiento y un vital proceso de selección por parte del Equipo Ejecutivo, será un gran privilegio para mí pasar la antorcha a Jay en enero de 2022. Durante el resto del año, dirigiré y apoyaré a La Viña USA en todo lo que pueda.

Para la gloria de Dios y el bienestar de su pueblo,

Phil Strout

Director Nacional, La Viña USA


Learn More

To learn more about the National Director selection process and see the announcement, click here.

To learn more about how we have been refocusing and reimagining the future of the Vineyard in 2021 and beyond, click here.