Pastors

Pastoral Leadership Team –

Vern3dec2012Vern Vandertop

Vern serves as the lead pastor at LVC. He graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in May of 1982 and was then ordained in the Christian Reformed Church and served 8 years Pastoring churches in Iowa and Colorado. In 1998 he was invited to become a Pastor in the Loveland Vineyard and since has been a Pastor in the Loveland or Fort Collins Vineyard.  “I thank God for the Vineyard. I found the Vineyard in Fort Collins in 1991. The first time I walked in, I knew that the presence of God was there and this was the way I had always dreamed of  “doing church”.  I love the honesty, the freedom, the “realness” of the Vineyard family.  The Vineyard is where I had my emotional and spiritual life restored by participating deeply in a small group.”

IMG_8217Mary Vandertop

I was born and raised in rural southern Minnesota.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and have worked in the field of medical Social Work for 20 years.   I am married and have three children, two of which are married.  I love spending time with my family, which includes two grandsons who bring tremendous amount of  joy and happiness into my life.
I have known Jesus since a young girl and found the Vineyard in 1991. I have been actively involved in the Loveland Vineyard for the past 17 years.  The Vineyard has been a place of healing, restoration and positive change for me. Currently I am Pastor of Community which includes Outreach,  Pastoral Care and Compassion ministries both within our church and in our community.  I have a desire to see the Kingdom of God move in my personal life and in the lives of all the people that we have contact.  As I have learned to step out in faith and trust God, I am continually challenged to live that out day by day.
I enjoy biking,  gardening, traveling, music, and enjoying life in the outdoors of Colorado!

 

Associate Pastors –

Matt WorleyPastor Matt

Matt Worley serves as the pastor over everything 40 and under, or as he likes to say “Pastor of everything Awesome”.  Matt grew up in this community attending Mary Blair Elementary, Conrad Ball Middle School, and Loveland High School and graduated from Heritage Christian School.   He studied Bible and majored in Marketing and Management at Evangel University.  Not long after graduating from college, Matt began working as a youth pastor at the Vineyard Church of Overland Park in Kansas.  In 2010 Matt and his family moved back to Colorado feeling prompted by the Holy Spirit.  They joined the Loveland Vineyard Community in June of 2012 working with our Youth, College and Young adult ministries.  Matt literally grew up in the Vineyard.  His family was apart of the Vineyard Church of the Rockies since 1984.  At the age of 16, at the Vineyard of the Rockies he received his first calling by the Holy Spirit to be apart of the Vineyard movement as well as working with young people.  This vision and direction has not wavered.  God has led Matt and his family on many adventures, being a full time youth pastor in 2006, Regional Youth Task Force Leader in 2009, and now joining the Loveland Vineyard Community.  Matt is determined to see the glory of the Lord revealed in this generation, with students and young people taking part in “doing the stuff” Jesus did.

Fun facts about Matt: He loves chocolate, Cinnamon dolce Lattes, snowboarding, backpacking, hunting, and Motorcycles!  Matt can’t stand dust bunnies, hairballs, creamed corn, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

 

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Cara Worley is excited to be a part of the Loveland Vineyard Community as an Associate Pastor. She enjoys many outlets for ministry including Children’s Ministry, Unite Youth group, the worship team, Women’s Ministry, and small groups. Cara grew up the daughter of a pastor in Ohio, where she got lots of hands-on ministry experience. She attended Evangel University in Springfield, MO, where she met and married Matt (1998), and graduated with degrees in Elementary Education and Theatre (2001). She has taught grades 1-3 as a Certified Elementary teacher in Kansas City and is currently coordinating the Children’s Ministry for students in  pre-school, kindergarten and first through fourth grade.  Cara currently is “employed” by her two kids. She gets paid in cuddles.

Cara’s favorite activities include journal writing, blogging, singing, reading, watching movies, and getting her kicks from organizing (Yes, really!). Her daily addiction is Peppermint Mocha creamer in her coffee. She also habitually plays Candy Crush and may need a twelve step program to help with her Pinterest issues.

 

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Kevin Goude

Kevin was called to ministry at age 11, but did not heed the call until many years later.  He has served as an Assistant Pastor, Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, and board member at various churches around the United States.

As an Associate Pastor at the Loveland Vineyard Community, Kevin is acting as School of Ministry Facilitator with his wife, Renie.  He also serves on the Prayer Team and plays on the Worship Teams.

Kevin is a military veteran and works with various veteran concerns as one of his passions.  His interests and hobbies include riding his motorcycle and fishing when he can.  Kevin is an accomplished woodworker and cabinet maker.

 

 

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Renie Goude

Born and raised in the state of  New York as a Roman Catholic, Renie entered the United States Air Force where she met her husband Kevin in Basic Training.  She has had the opportunity to travel and live in numerous places in this great country.  Finding the Vineyard movement in 2002 opened amazing freedom in her life and walk as a Christian.  The Vineyard, and it’s people with their unconditional love and guidance, literally changed her life.

Renie has a great passion for Women’s Ministry and seeing women healed and made whole.  In 2007 she started a “Ladies Night” in Cheyenne where she resides.  Here, women of all denominations, backgrounds and ages get together, build relationships and grow together…and it is still going strong!  As an Associate Pastor at the Loveland Vineyard Community, Renie facilitates the School of Kingdom Ministry with her husband, Kevin.

Renie is the mother of two sons and “grandma” to two beautiful grandsons, who are the light of her life.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She has a gift of gathering people together.  Renie also enjoys walking, gardening, shopping, movies and quiet, sweet times riding on the motorcycle with her husband.