Main Session Speakers

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Renee Cunningham
Campus Pastor, Neighborhood Vineyard, Chicago, IL

Renee Cunningham pastors The Neighborhood Campus of the Evanston Vineyard, in Chicago Il. Renee loves city life, storytelling, and good food. You should also know that, Renee cheats at board games, hates mayonnaise and loves mowing the lawn. Renee planted The Neighborhood in 2015 out of a desire to worship alongside her neighbors. Renee oversees The Neighborhood teams and serves as a cross-campus preaching pastor. After a career in elementary education, Renee graduated from North Park Theological Seminary in 2014 with an M.A. in Christian Spiritual Formation. Renee and her husband Bruce have a three kids ages 9-3.

Alan Scott
Senior Pastor, Vineyard Anaheim Church

Alan Scott with his wife, Kathryn, founded Causeway Coast Vineyard Church in Northern Ireland in 1999, and served there as the lead pastors for almost twenty years. A visionary leader and gifted communicator, Alan regularly speaks throughout the UK and US on topics of evangelism and building the kingdom of God. He and Kathryn are Senior Pastors of Vineyard Anaheim Church in California.

Brenda Gatlin
Senior Pastor, Duluth Vineyard Church

Brenda is a Senior Pastor at Duluth Vineyard and is the Regional Leader for the Midwest North Region, serving and caring for 7 Area Pastors and about 54 local churches in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Chicago, IL area. She is passionate about seeing people become whole and be a right reflection of who God is. Her favorite ways to spend spare time are long talks over coffee with friends and riding her motorcycle along with her husband Michael up the North Shore of Lake Superior.

TED Style Session Speakers

Eartha Washington

Eartha Washington is a Court Commissioner at the Superior Court of Maricopa County in Arizona. Eartha presides over juvenile court matters dealing with criminal matters, adoptions, guardianships and severances of parental rights. She is a long time member of Vineyard N. Phoenix, and serves in the Information Center and through leading a Small Group.

Brett Carlson

Brett has been a part of the Vineyard movement for the past 20 years. He has been involved in church board leadership, international missions, church planting, and healing ministries. He lives with his wife, Jessica, and two children and attends Mercy Vineyard. He practices cardiology in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Erica Petrowski

Erica Petrowski is a wife and stay at home mom of four kids under the age of 9. Erica has a Bachelors degree in Interior Design and an Associate’s degree in Fine Arts. Erica lives in Glendale, Arizona and attends and is a leader at Vineyard Church North Phoenix.

Dallas Smith

Dallas Smith is a Navajo/Ojibwe Native American and works a Physician Assistant with a Certificate of Extra Qualifications in Psychiatry. He is a husband, father, small group leader, and is a worship leader at Vineyard Church North Phoenix. He and his family live in Peoria, AZ.

Chris Knudsen

Chris was born in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado and grew up in Columbus, OH and graduated from The Ohio State University. He married the beautiful Becca Knudsen and they have two wonderful children, Eloise nine and Soren seven. Becca and Chris currently live in Arvada, Colorado and are a part of the Mile High Vineyard. Chris is the coordinator for Faithwalking in the Vineyard, which has expanded across the United States and into England.

 Dania Harder

Dania, along with her husband Joshua Harder, pastor the Houston Vineyard.  They planted and pastored Vereda, a vineyard church in Mexico City for eleven years. They have been married for 18 years and have 3 children. Dania has been working in full time ministry on and off for 13 years. She grew up in Mexico City and is now adjusting, along with her family, to life in the USA. She holds a Practical Theology Degree from Christ for the Nations Institute and a B.A in Sociology from Dallas Baptist  University.

John Rowe

John Rowe is the 18-25 Ministry Pastor at Vineyard Church North Phoenix. John grew up in Minnesota, but after attending Grand Canyon University and getting involved with the North Phoenix Vineyard Church, felt God leading him to move to Phoenix and joined the staff at North Phoenix in 2018. John loves rock climbing and basketball and is constantly finding ways to be active outside.