elders & staff

  • elder don ivers

    Don serves as one of our church elders. Don started attending the Vineyard in 1993 and became an Elder in 1994. Every day presents unique challenges, however, Don always places a priority on the golden rule: to treat others as you would like to be treated. 

  • elder atul pandey

    Atul serves as one of our church elders. Born and raised in a Hindu family, he gave his life to Jesus when the grace of our Lord appeared and everything took on a new meaning. 

  • elder tom anderson

    Tom serves as one of our church elders. He has been attending the Vineyard since 2007. Tom has a heart for prayer and leading people to a closer relationship with Jesus.

  • pastor tom pauquette

    Tom Pauquette serves as our Senior Pastor and has been in this role since the church began in 1993. Tom has a Bachelor's Degree from Central Michigan University, a Master's Degree from Winebrenner Theological Seminary and a Doctoral Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

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  • pastor christian root

    Christian Root serves as our Associate Pastor. His ministry at the Vineyard encompasses helping provide direction in discipleship, missions and preaching. 

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  • pastor chase smith

    Chase Smith serves as the Worship & Student Ministry Pastor. In addition to being a gifted worship leader, Chase is an Adjunct Professor of Student Ministries at Ohio Christian University in Circleville. 

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  • pastor heather fleck

    Heather is our Children’s Ministry Pastor. She provides oversight of all of our children’s ministry ages 0 through the 5th grade. Our Children's Ministry often has special events - bringing the Gospel alive to our youngest attendees.

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  • Tammie Helsel

    Tammie is our Children's Ministry Assistant. She provides support on Sunday mornings, classroom preparation and event assistance to Pastor Heather and all of our children from ages 0 through the 5th grade. She has a lifetime of experience to bring to our vineyard kids.

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  • karen pauquette

    Karen serves as a Ministry Director at the Vineyard. Karen has a gift for connecting with the body of the church and organizing outreach opportunities. Karen also helps coordinate weddings and funerals and assists Pastor Tom with administrative tasks. 

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  • kathy ivers

    Kathy is one of the longest-standing staff members here at the Vineyard and serves as our administrator. She handles all the church’s finances and oversees the safety & security of our church.

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  • tiffany sorenson

    As the Office & Facility Manager, Tiffany is responsible for all of the production and media at the church. She also keeps the facility running smoothly with everything from scheduling to custodian oversight. 

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  • amanda gray

    Amanda is the voice that greets you on the phone and sees you as you walk in the door during the week. Amanda takes care of all our reception duties and keeps our database up to date. She is active in several ministries and helps lead our women's ministry at the church. 

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  • peggy barker

    Peggy assists with all the adult classes and does worship service coordination. She works part-time at the Vineyard and has another full-time job on the side. Peggy is the first to pitch in wherever needed.

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  • joe gullion

    Joe is our custodian, cleaning and maintaining our church building. He is devoted to keeping our church looking great all the time and setting up for all of our events. When you walk into our church, you'd never know that it was built in 2001 thanks to Joe's efforts.