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with God and other Women
The Women’s Ministry at Vineyard North Phoenix is led by many women, serving in a variety of positions. On this blog, you’ll hear from women who serve in leadership positions. We hope to add some guest bloggers as time goes on.
Thora and Brian Anderson planted Vineyard Church North Phoenix in 1985. Thora is a pastor at the Vineyard and assists Brian with his responsibilities leading in Vineyard USA. They have enjoyed ministering in numerous countries over the years. Thora loves seeing people use the gifts and abilities God has given them. You might not know Thora taught high school English for 8 years before working at the church. She is the proud mother of two amazing and fascinating teenagers.
Eloisa Mendino. I love to play, scream, jump, and laugh. I enjoy family, friends, and neighbors. Children are my inspiration and the treasure of my heart! My favorite movies are the Little mermaid and Only You. Since I met Jesus, He has been my morning coffee and the engine of my life!
Nikki Quaid has been attending The Vineyard since she was in second grade. She’s married to Pastor David Quaid and they have 2 kids, ages 6 and 3. Nikki has a degree in Family and Human Development but only worked in the field for 3 years up until their first child was born. Her desire was to stay home with her kids and that’s what she spends her time doing now! Her heart is to raise her children up in the Lord, keep and strong marriage with her husband, encourage other women, and continue working in ministry. She’s on staff with Vineyard kids and she and David also lead a bible study small group. In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her family, working out and getting out of the house with friends. Life, motherhood and everything else is such a journey, honored we can do it all together!
Kathy Kurlin and her husband Bob have attended the Vineyard since 2004. Kathy and her husband host a marriage small group and volunteer with the Vineyard Church catering and served with the Vineyard Dinner Club. Kathy recently published her first Christian novel. Kathy is the mother of three children and has one grandchild. You can read more about Kathy on her blog: www.kathleenkurlin.com.
Trish Johnson has been a member of Vineyard Church North Phoenix since 2005. Since then, Trish has served in Children’s Ministry, on the Ministry Team, and is currently leading a Women’s Small Group. She works in Information Technology, but her real passion is encouraging women to be their best. Trish is an aspiring writer and has the heart to serve in counseling ministries. In her spare time, she enjoys books, music, writing, travel, the occasional “geek out” and tacos.
Heather Cook and her husband, Tyler, have been members of VCNP since 2013. They have 2 amazing little girls, ages 4 & 7 with another little girl on the way. Heather is on staff in Women’s Ministry as the Women’s Ministry Coordinator. She believes in encouraging others to be who God created them to be. She enjoys being a listening ear and a kind word for those around her. You can find her at @heyheathercook on any social media platform.
Alex Thompson is a wife and mother to four beautiful, full-of-energy kiddos. She is a stay-at-home mom (or for a more fun spin on things she likes the term “domestic engineer,” ha!) She loves coffee, writing, running, spending time in the Word, and being with her family and friends. Serving any way she can, fills her heart with so much joy. She is always striving to be the best she can be in the most God honoring way while recognizing it won’t be perfect.
Linda Gagner VCNP has been her church home since 2002. Her and her husband Lee served together in GriefShare for a season, helping others with the loss of a spouse and encouraging them to hold onto Jesus! Together, they have 7 adult children, 2 cats and a spoiled Chiuahua, named Gracie. She loves to try new things, to travel, and crafting with her friends and family.