Pastor of Children's Ministry
April began working at Vineyard Columbus 10 years ago as the VineyardKids Volunteer Coordinator. Before that, she served in ministry at Faith Mission in Columbus and City of Refuge in Atlanta, Georgia. Linda Heselton, who served 25 years as Pastor of Children’s Ministry at Vineyard Columbus and retired last year, mentored April for her new role. April graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications and is currently enrolled in Vineyard Institute.
April met her husband, Duane, serving in VineyardKids at Vineyard Columbus over 15 years ago. They married in 2001 and now have four children: Abram (11), Moses (10), Sarah (9) and Noah (2). Duane worked 31 years for the City of Columbus Fire Department before retiring in April 2014. Together they homeschool their family and enjoy time to travel, explore the Metro Parks and do “family night” activities.