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 christian root

    Christian Root serves as our Senior Pastor providing vision and direction for Grove City Vineyard. His ministry encompasses preaching, pastoral care, teaching, ceremonies, church leadership, and the young adults in our church.


  • pastor steven ruane

    Steven Ruane serves as the Associate Pastor on staff. His pillars of focus are discipleship and teaching, care of our church leadership team, and Pastoral care for our fellowship. Steven also oversees all of our outreach ministries and missions, guiding the church to be the hands of feet of Jesus.


  • pastor chase smith

    Chase Smith serves as the Worship & Student Ministry Pastor. He is our primary worship leader and oversees our Sunday services' musical and audio/visual components. Also, our middle & high school students have the privilege of being led through many spiritual and relational experiences under his direction.


  • pastor heather fleck

    Heather is our Children & Community Life Pastor. She oversees all of our children's ministry ages 0 through the 5th grade. In addition, she looks after the life of the church, our Women's Ministry, and gives a warm welcome to those newer to the fellowship.


  • kathy ivers

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


  • tiffany sorenson

    As the Production & Facility Manager, Tiffany is responsible for all of the digital & printed production at the church. She also keeps the facility running smoothly, from scheduling to custodian oversight.


  • 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 updated. She is active in several ministries and helps lead our Women's Ministry. 


  • Tammie Helsel

    Tammie is our Children's Ministry Assistant. She supports Sunday morning's Children's Ministry 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.


  • casey ross-patrick

    Casey is our Worship & Student Ministry Assistant. She aids with Sunday evening middle and high school services, event planning, and communications. 


  • peggy barker

    Peggy assists our pastors and helps with all the adult classes. Peggy is the first to pitch in wherever needed.


  • 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.