Ken Wilson, was born and raised in Detroit. Ken is married to Nancy and he is the father of five. Ken received a B.S.N. from the University of Michigan. Before entering the pastorate, he worked in community mental health. Ken is the author of Jesus Brand Spirituality; co-author with Rich Nathan of Empowered Evangelicals; and most recently Mystically Wired: Exploring New Realms in Prayer. Ken and Nancy hosted the early versions of what became Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor in their home back in 1975. You can reach Ken via email or by phone at 734 477-9135 x413. Read My theological Influences.
Donnell Wyche serves full-time as Associate Pastor. He grew up in Washington, DC and received his B.A. in computer science from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. Donnell is the Great Lakes Regional leader for both the Vineyard USA Youth & Ethnic Diversity Task Forces. Before joining the Vineyard staff full-time, Donnell worked for IBM in Southfield, Michigan as an eBusiness Solutions Manager. Donnell is also the lead developer of a new church management software tool, Community Center for Churches. Donnell is married to Maria, father to Mikaela & Sebastian and currently lives in Ann Arbor. From time to time, Donnell writes for the Vineyard USA Youth magazine, Redpoint. Donnell also leads a weekly Community Life group on Wednesday nights at the church. You can reach Donnell via email or by phone at 734 477-9135 x115.
Emliy Swan, Staff Pastor
Emily Swan serves as a part-time staff pastor overseeing newcomers and classes. She received her B.A. in history from Butler University in Indianapolis, where she also minored in music, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. Additionally, Emily spent three years studying Mandarin and Amdo Tibetan languages at Qinghai Minzu Dazue Nationalities University in Xining, China. After graduating from Butler in 2000, Emily worked for two Fortune 500 companies in public relations, marketing, and finance. And just prior to coming on staff at the Vineyard, Emily served as our International Pastor for four years, living and working in Asia. For fun, she enjoys mountain biking, playing the piano, reading, and making pizza with friends. You can reach Emily via email or at 734 477-9135 x113.
Shaun Garth Walker, Worship Director
Shaun Garth Walker serves as the church’s Worship Director, helping to get as many people worshiping Jesus as much as possible as often as possible. He lives near Depot Town in Ypsilanti with his fabulous wife Mary, along with their two children, Ethan and Sadie. Shaun graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a journalism degree, but can be found working most nights of the week at various local bars playing rock music (yup, in various local bars playing rock music). He is also an avid supporter of God’s team, Manchester United. You can reach Shaun via email or phone 734 477-9135 x118.
Diane Sonda is married to Paul and together they have six grown children. Diane has graduated from the University of North Carolina with degrees in Special Education and General Education. She taught school for 25 years at a variety of levels from Pre-School through 8th grade, and has tutored high school math. Diane has been attending the Vineyard since it’s beginning days in Milan. She’s been involved in Prayer Ministry, Stephen Ministry, and recently served as a Youth Intern, working with Donnell. Diane is really enjoying getting to know the teachers and the families that are a part of the Children’s Ministry Program. You can reach Diane via email or phone at 734 477-9135 x117.
Nigel Berry and his wife, Tina, have attended the Ann Arbor Vineyard since 2008. In Fall of 2009, Nigel transitioned from the Youth Ministry Intern into his new role as the community's part-time Youth Director, bringing with him his deep love for God and youth. Nigel is a 2006 graduate of Huntington University with a degree in Youth Ministries and has qualitative experience in local youth ministry and youth missions. Nigel is 5'11", bounces when he walks, and is highly skilled at hide-and-go-seek. In his free time he plays x-box and dreams of writing children's books involving flying rhinos; they eat airplanes. You can reach Nigel via email or phone at 734 477-9135 x125.
Brenda MacLeod, Business Assistant
Brenda MacLeod serves part-time as our Business Assistant. Brenda is married and a mother of two amazing children. She has a Marketing & Management Degree. Brenda enjoys reading, movies, daily walking, going "up north" and spending time with her family. You can reach Brenda via email or by phone at 734 477-9135 x116.
Sharon Farr, Children's Ministry Assistant
Sharon Farr serves part-time as the Children's Ministry Assistant. She lives in Ypsilanti with her three children and one grandchild. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, cross-stitching and reading. You can reach Sharon via email.
Penny Johnson, Single Mom's Interim Director
Penny Johnson serves part-time as Single Mom's Interim Director. She lives in Livonia with her husband Matt, two of her three adult children, one mother-in-law and too many pets. She and her husband own and run a manufacturing company. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, entertaining, reading and scrapbooking. You can reach Penny via email.