What we do
Vineyard Missions connects and equips Vineyard USA churches to participate in the mission of God across cultures.
1. We serve Vineyard USA churches by interacting with interested individuals and organizations internationally, organizing various volunteer groups (e.g., the Missions Leadership Team and country partnerships), and reporting back to the churches on the development of church planting efforts internationally.
2. We provide capacity building in cross-cultural skills, assist with cross-cultural leadership development, and scaffold churches' care of their long-term, cross-cultural workers, including providing expertise in crises.
Through our efforts we also acknowledge that every church belonging to the Vineyard USA community is an individual local congregation with responsibility for its own missional efforts and decisions while interdependently working in connection with other churches around the world.
Director of Global & Intercultural Ministry
Vineyard Missions Office – Claremont, CA
Mark Fields currently serves as the Director of Global & Intercultural Ministry for Vineyard USA. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Senior Pastor of the Vineyard Community Church in Pomona, California, for more than twenty years. Mark is a graduate of Fuller Seminary with degrees in theology (MA) and missiology (PhD), and he is currently pursuing a diploma in spiritual formation (ADML). He did post-graduate research in New Testament, focused on Luke-Acts, at the London School of Theology. He has traveled and ministered extensively around the world. Mark and his wife Karen have been married for over thirty years, are the parents of three adult children, and reside in Southern California.
Our Leadership Team
Coordinator of Partnership Health
Senior Pastor, Mountain VCF
Roy has been the Senior Pastor of Mountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Covington, Washington for over 30 years. He has been serving as representative of the Missions Leader Team in the Northwest region and is part of the Leadership Team of the Vineyard Northwest Region. Roy and his wife, Gail have been married 40 years. They have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. They have past missions experience in the Dominican Republic, Alaska, the Amazon, and Mexico. Currently, they are serving the Partnerships in Nicaragua and Indonesia. Roy graduated from the University of Puget Sound and received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1976 and was ordained by 1977. In 2010, Roy completed his Doctorate in Global Urban Transformational Leadership through Bakke Graduate University in Seattle. Roy is a Specialist with Vineyard Missions USA working on a new initiative to encourage healthy Partnerships.
Inland Vineyard Church – Corona, CA
Christie has been part of the Vineyard since 1996. In 2004, Christie and her husband, Chris, were part of the team that launched out to plant the Neighborhood Vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga, California where she later pastored for a few years. Christie now serves at the Inland Vineyard in Corona, California. She has been on the Vineyard Missions team since 2008, specializing in event and meeting planning, travel coordination, and special projects. Getting to utilize more of her business degree, she is now leading a team of marketing and organizational professionals in building effective communications support structures for Vineyard Missions. Chris and Christie have been married for 18 years and have two adorable doggies, Lucy and Lexi.
Coordinator for Coaching
Pastor, Oasis Vineyard Church – Salt Lake City, UT
Darrell has served as the Pastor of Oasis Vineyard Church in Salt Lake City, Utah since 1985. He has also been serving as the APCL and Missions Task Force representative for the Greater Rocky Mountains region. Darrell has a BA in Ministry and is currently working with the churches in Mexico and Cambodia. He is a trained coach, and as Coordinator for Coaching, he is working with Bob Logan of Logan Leadership to build a team of coaches to support the missions leadership within the Vineyard movement.
Bill & Cheryll Hanawalt
Bill and Cheryll Hanawalt serve as teaching pastors at the Evanston Vineyard and were part of the original team with Steve Nicholson that planted the church in 1976. They have been married for 43 years and have 3 adult sons. They have worked together to train and support local church leaders and long-term cross-cultural workers in the Middle East, Central and South Asia, East and West Africa and Latin America. Bill is also the Executive Pastor of the Evanston Vineyard. A second-generation church planter, Bill received his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and completed his seminary training (M.Div.) at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Cheryll is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice. She completed her undergraduate work at Trinity College (IL) and she also has a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University.
Regional Coordinator for Europe
Senior Pastor, Ventura Vineyard
Bob is the Senior Pastor of the Ventura Vineyard, a church he planted over 10 years ago. He also served as coordinator for the Russia Partnership. Previously he served on the staff of the Desert Vineyard in Lancaster, California and led the church planting team in Krasnoyarsk, Russia from 1992-1993. He earned an MA in theology from Fuller Seminary and currently coaches and mentors several church planters and other emerging leaders. He currently serves as the Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe with Vineyard Missions USA.
Regional Coordinator for South & East Asia
Pastor, Without Walls Vineyard Church – Holland, MI
Ross is the Pastor of Without Walls Vineyard Church in Holland, Michigan. After working with YWAM for a decade, Ross served as Executive Pastor of the Lakeshore Vineyard for 5 years and then struck out to begin a new church plant. Now Ross juggles ministry at his church, leadership of the Indonesian Partnership, developing coaches within an assembly manufacturing plant, and working as a corporate advocate for the Venntis family of companies. He is spreading the vision of the Community of Hope - uniting church, youth and business for the Kingdom. He serves as the Regional Coordinator for Asia for Vineyard Missions USA.
Regional Coordinator for Spanish-Speaking Latin America
Senior Pastor, Vineyard Church of Houston
Michael Palandro is currently senior pastor of the Vineyard Church of Houston, where he has served as a pastor since 1984. He received an MA in New Testament Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was recently certified as a coach for missional leaders through Logan Leadership. Michael has been a partnership leader for Turkey and Colombia, served on the Vineyard Missions Task Force for 7 years and then for 5 years with the Vineyard Ethnic Diversity Task Force. From his passion for Hispanics and Latin America he has led the Vineyard Church of Houston in becoming a multiethnic church that, as part of its unique call, does worship in both Spanish and English. Michael was recently appointed to serve as the Regional Coordinator for Latin America (Spanish-Speaking) with Vineyard Missions USA. He and his wife Donna have been married since 1975 and more than anything enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren, Selah and Judah. Michael has also been known to show pictures of his motorcycle upon request.
Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa
Lead Pastor, Renaissance Vineyard Church
Jim and his wife, Megan, have four adventurous children. Together they’re the Pool Party. They love living in Ferndale, an inner-ring suburb of Detroit. One of his joys right now is walking, especially if trails are involved. Jim is privileged to serve as the lead pastor of the Renaissance Vineyard Church and facilitates the US arm of the Vineyard Ethiopia Partnership. He currently serves as Regional Coordinator for Africa with Vineyard Missions.
Coordinator of Caring for Leaders
Garden Valley, ID
Jerry assists Vineyard churches in effectively sending and supporting their long-term, cross-cultural workers. His responsibilities include recommending effective training for those workers, overseeing the Mobile Care Team and facilitating emergency care in overseas locations. He is currently serving as Coordinator of Caring for Leaders with Vineyard Missions. Jerry brings to this role his experience in the Vineyard since 1981, clinical practice as a counselor and psychologist, ministry as Associate Pastor of the Cherwell Vineyard (Oxford, England 1996 -1999) and many visits to cross-cultural workers around the world since 1995.
Coordinator for Learning Community-Training / Compassion and Justice Ministry
Lead Pastor, Seaside Vineyard Fellowship
Pastor to the Village and to the Vineyard in Beaufort, SC. Prepositioning and development specialist with 30 years in initiating and sustaining compassion and justice projects both nationally and in more than 30 countries abroad, and has been consultant to international NGOs and USAid groups. He has found himself to be comfortable in the uncomfortable areas and regions of conflict, to include Central America, Eastern Europe and Africa. His heart is and has been to establish influential relationships with indigenous people groups, with the goal of promoting growth and health in all areas of life. Mark brings extensive work in team and work-force development, sustainable initiatives to tie the local church to the life of global church. He likes to say - “Compassion gets you there, the Church keeps you there.” He’s “sweetie” to one, “Dad” to three and “Papa” to two. 27 broken bones, somewhere around 500 stitches, 54 countries and owns other numbers that give color to his 52 years.