Kent Irwin has been the financial and career ministry pastor at Vineyard Columbus (VC) since 2016, and was an assistant pastor in 2015. He began as the financial director in 2009, when he was hired along with a social worker and career professional, to assist those recovering from the deep recession. Kent’s 35 year professional experience includes financial advising in private practice, Advanced Markets Consultant with Nationwide Financial,® and co-founding an online financial planning app www.eFinPLAN.com. Kent got his BA from The Ohio State University, and earned the financial industry professional designations of Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP). He began attending Vineyard Columbus in 1991, is married to Laura (1984), and has two children and one grandchild.