Senior Pastors

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.”

Mary VanderTop

I grew up in rural southern Minnesota. I worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 9 years, obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and was employed full time in Medical Social Work for another 20 years.  I am married, have three children and five awesome grandchildren!
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 20 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, REAL Life Groups 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  life in the outdoors of Colorado and beyond!