La Vina Campus Pastor
Irene Casale-Petrarca es la Pastora y fundadora de La Viña de Columbus, Campus en Español de la Iglesia Vineyard Columbus, fundado en octubre del 2013.
Casada por casi 31 años y es madre de tres hijos varones. Irene nació en Venezuela, donde se desempeñó como Pediatra por quince años. Ella vino a los Estados Unidos con su familia en el 2005. Se graduó del Instituto de Liderazgo Bíblico de Vineyard (VLI) en el 2013 y ha sido miembro de Vineyard por más de 11 años.
A Irene le apasiona servirle a Dios y a la gente, disfruta de caminar, de la naturaleza, de cocinar y de conocer personas de diferentes culturas y países.
Irene Casale-Petrarca is the founder and Pastor of La Viña de Columbus, the Spanish-Speaking Campus of Vineyard Columbus which was founded in 2013.
Married for almost 31 years and mother of three boys, Irene was born in Venezuela where she worked for 15 years as a Pediatrician. She came to the United States in 2005 with her family. She graduated from Vineyard Leadership Institute (now Vineyard Institute, VI) in 2013 and has been a member of Vineyard for over 10 years. Irene was the first female Pastor for La Viña churches in the United States.
Irene loves serving the Lord and his people, enjoying walking, cooking, nature, and meeting people from every nation and culture.
Sawmill Campus Pastor
Scott has been the Sawmill Campus Pastor since 2013. Before Sawmill, Scott served on staff at churches in Mississippi and in New Jersey. He also serves on the Church Extension Ministry team at Vineyard Columbus that works to train, equip, and send church planters. Scott and Hannah met in seminary and were married in 2006. Hannah was born and raised in Zambia, Africa, where her parents served 18 years as missionaries and church planters. They have three kids – Ella, Dylan, and Lincoln. Scott received a Bachelor of Urban Planning degree at the University of Cincinnati. He has a PhD in Biblical Studies/Old Testament and has spent way too much time studying urban planning in ancient Israel. He loves reading, music and movies of all sorts, and visiting cites of all shapes and sizes. It should also be mentioned that Scott is a rather fervent Indianapolis Colts fan.
East Campus Pastor
Charles A. Montgomery, Jr is the East Campus Pastor. In this role he is responsible for the oversight and day-to-day operations of the campus, which is located at 333 Jericho Road in Pickerington. Charles is also an Affiliated Professor at Ohio Christian University.
Prior to these positions, Charles served as Pastor Rich Nathan's research assistant for two years. And prior to coming to Vineyard, he was licensed and ordained by the National Baptist Church, U.S.A. and has faithfully served on church staffs in California, Georgia and Ohio.
Charles earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a Master of Divinity from Emory University, and a Ph.D. from Union Institute and University, with an emphasis in Ethical and Creative Leadership. He is an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan (Go Bucks!) and has been blissfully married to his lovely wife, Lady Kimberly, since 2003. They are humbled and excited about leading our East Campus!
Lane Campus Pastor
Andrew took a roundabout way to God. Growing up with a renowned Biblical scholar for a father, he grew up skeptical of the church. He met his wife Ginny at Columbus College of Art and Design and they both graduated with degrees in Fine Arts. Five years into their marriage, they both had powerful encounters with the peace, joy and purpose available through a relationship with Jesus.
While developing a professional career in sales and non-profit management, Andrew completed the Vineyard Leadership Institute and led Hear the Cry, a non-profit organization responding to the AIDS crisis in Africa. He currently serves on the board of Riverview International Center, which focuses on empowering our international neighbors by providing opportunities to access services, resources, and education.
After many years of lay leadership at Vineyard, Andrew launched Vineyard Columbus – Lane Avenue in 2011 as its pastor. He is finishing a Master’s of Divinity at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He and Ginny live in Clintonville with their three children. Andrew is passionate about good coffee, ice cream, vegetarian cooking, building things, and riding his scooter.