Staff & Leadership

Pastoral Team

Michael Befus

Michael Befus

  • Senior Pastor

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    Michael has been part of the Vineyard staff since 2001. As Lead Pastor, Michael is responsible for steering the Vineyard Church into the future God has called us to. A graduate of Calvin College and current student at Northern Seminary in Chicago, Michael is pursuing a degree in New Testament studies. His wife, Lauren serves in various ministry roles as well as working as a memoirist and personal historian. Michael and Lauren have been married for 17 years and are raising four wild kids.

Leah Morrison

Leah Morrison

  • Worship Pastor

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    Leah Morrison joined our staff in 2015 after several years as an ordained worship pastor with her previous church. We are a little biased, but we think she’s one of the best and brightest worship leaders in the Vineyard movement. Leah spent some of her growing up years in Russia as her family did missionary work with the Vineyard, and after moving back to the US attended Kendall College of Art & Design. Her and her husband are raising 3 awesome kiddos and have a passion for ministry in their neighborhood and a dream of doing work in the middle east.  

Ray Befus

Ray Befus

  • Pastor Emeritus

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    Ray and Carol planted the Vineyard of Grand Rapids in 1992. From Calvin College (BA, 1977) to Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM, 1982), from mission endeavors in southern Ireland to sub-Sahara Africa, they have invested thirty years in the adventure of church planting and pastoral ministry. Today, Ray works outside the church world as an executive coach with Highpoint Coaching. He also guides leadership development at the Vineyard and occasionally preaches on Sunday mornings.  

Jonathan & Stacy Holmes

Jonathan & Stacy Holmes

  • Pastoral Team Members

Steve & Lisa Bergman

Steve & Lisa Bergman

  • Pastoral Team Members

Deb Bergren

Deb Bergren

  • Pastoral Team Members

Ministry Leaders

Nick & Amber Edwards

Nick & Amber Edwards

  • College Ministry

Edwin Kpodzro

Edwin Kpodzro

  • High School Youth

Judah & Carrie Vicencio

Judah & Carrie Vicencio

  • Middle School Youth

Michael & Susan Pohlad

Michael & Susan Pohlad

  • Prayer Ministry

Dave Bergren

Dave Bergren

  • Audio/Video Team

Matt & Sarah Bramstedt

Matt & Sarah Bramstedt

  • Worship Leaders

David & Heather Bright

David & Heather Bright

  • Worship Leaders

Natasha Sandoval

Natasha Sandoval

  • Congregational Connect Director

Administrative Staff Contacts

General Office Inquiries: Email

Bookeeping: Deb Bergren

Building & Grounds: Chris Vandertol

Event Hospitality & Weddings: Margaret Emmerson