Our Leadership Team

{ The Men & Women Who Shepherd Vintage Church }

Deacon Godsey

Lead Pastor

Originally from Minnesota, Deacon & his wife Jill were married in 1995 & have been in full-time ministry pretty much ever since.  Isaac is their 10yr old son, & Duke & Ton Ton are the family dogs. Deacon has a BA in Biblical Studies / Theology & Pastoral Leadership from Minnesota Bible College. Deacon’s love language is “sports,” & he’s a huge fan of the Royals, while also enjoying the Chiefs, Sporting KC, the Vikings, the Twins (when they’re not playing the Royals), & the Kansas Jayhawks.

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Emily Pons is our new Administrative Assistant, working 12hrs/wk to help move things forward day-to-day. Emily & her husband attend Rock Hill church. Please contact her if you need anything!

Family Ministries Coordinator

Jill oversees children’s ministry, and is working to pioneer a new missional community for middle and high school students at Vintage. Contact Jill if you need anything!

Our Steering Team, Trustee Team & Six Month Goals

Our Steering Team is an advisory (Elder) board comprised at least 6 individuals who provide overall leadership & oversight for Vintage Church.

Current team members are listed below. Our current six month goals (from Nov ’16 – Apr ’17) include:

  1. UP: finalize, and implement an updated job description, and annual review process for the Lead Pastor
  2. UP: engage necessary recruitment for potential church leadership participants in 2017
  3. UP: effectively plan for, and execute Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Day services
  4. UP: recruit leaders for improved “hospitality engagement” during Sunday services (Ushers; interior signage; etc.)
  5. IN: finalize, adopt, and implement the 2017 budget
  6. IN: propose, and adopt changes to the Vintage Constitution
  7. IN: increase the frequency, and variety of communication re: our discipleship environments
  8. IN: develop a renovation plan for “the upper room” (4th & 5th graders, and Branches)
  9. IN: effectively communicate Year End Gift plan to raise the renovation budget for “the upper room”
  10. OUT: finalize, and implement a plan for increased communication re: Fields of Promise sponsorships
  11. OUT: effectively communicate Year End Gift plan for Phase II of the Vintage Busete project
  12. OUT: continue effective hosting of Family Promise

Deacon Godsey
(Steering Team)

 Deacon provides point leadership, and gives overall vision/direction for Vintage.

Kelsey Barnes
(Steering Team)

Kelsey serves with 1st Impressions,
while Jim serves on the worship team

Mike Blakeman
(Steering Team)

Mike helps invest in our web & media teams,
while Stacey serves with Vintage Kids

Bob Dinsdale
(Trustee Team)

Bob serves with Family Promise and is part of our communion team.

Jami Flynn
(Steering Team)

Jami & John also lead our worship ministry,
as well as co-leading an MC for artists

Jonathan Groene
(Trustee Team)

Jonathan serves with Family Promise and works with Habitat For Humanity.

Arlyn Janssen
(Steering Team)

Arlyn serves on our prayer team,
while Joanne serves w/Vintage Kids

Robbin Kerth
(Trustee Team)

Robbin helps oversee our finances, plays the bass & is an all-around handyman

Matt Kirkland
(Trustee Team)

Matt helps lead a missional community for our college students and young adults.

Jenny Knight
(Trustee Team)

Jenny helps host Get To Know Vintage potluck suppers in their home.

Joy Rhea
(Steering Team)

Joy & Aaron also help lead one of our MCs,
while Aaron is our resident electrician

Jeremy Shellhorn
(Steering Team)

Jeremy & Amy co-lead an MC for artists,
as well as serving in Vintage Kids

Volunteer Leaders

Vintage Church has a variety of ministry teams, all of which receive direct, hands-on oversight from a trusted, qualified volunteer leader.
We couldn’t be more proud of our leaders.  For more details on the ministry opportunities available @ Vintage, check out the Ministries section!