John & Debby Wright

John & Debby are the National Directors of the movement and have been serving together in pastoral ministry since 1990. John initially trained and worked for a number of years as a jeweller before studying at London Bible College. Debby lived in Chile until she was 13 and later moved to Nottingham to train as a dancer and artist.

They first got involved with the Vineyard movement in 1982 and in 1987 they spent 8 months as interns at Anaheim Vineyard (under John Wimber the leader of the Vineyard Movement in the USA). Following their time at Anaheim they returned to England to help John and Eleanor Mumford start the first UK Vineyard in London. They worked at South West London Vineyard for 9 years before moving back to Nottingham to set up Trent Vineyard. In September 2015 they became the National Directors of Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland, whilst also continuing to lead Trent Vineyard.

Simon Ponsonby

A 4th generation preacher, Simon came to a personal faith in his late teens. He became an evangelist, street preacher and church planter in his early 20s, before preparing for Anglican ordination at Trinity College Bristol, UK. In 2005 he became Pastor of Theology at St Aldates church, which involved teaching theology, writing and entering a wider itinerant teaching ministry. In all his ministry, he is passionate about combining Word with Spirit. Simon is a brilliant theologian with the gift of sharing God’s word in a both wise and heartly way.

Aaron Keyes

Aaron & Megan are the delighted parents of four sons (Cooper, Judah, Nyle and Linen). They have been married for 15 years and live in Atlanta in USA. Aaron is a singer-songwriter, worship pastor, husband, and father. Aaron has served as a worship pastor for over 15 years. Aaron and his band travel nationally & internationally, leading worship and training leaders. In 2007, the Keyes launched their worship school, with four students coming to live in their basement and on their tour bus for six months of discipleship. Since then, many worship pastors from around the world have come through their home, gone through their training, and become part of the broader family, now called 10,000 Fathers. Aarons heart is to restore the Word of God to the foundation of corporate worship, and to help lead the next generation of worship leaders (who lead songs) to become more biblically empowered worship pastors (who lead people)

Lisa Samuelsen

Lisa Samuelsen and her family have been on the mission field in Asia for 18 years. In 2002 Lisa was called to prayer walk the red light districts of her city. From those small beginnings she founded Eden Ministry. Since that time she has reached out to thousands of trafficked women and children. Eden now has 5 sites in S E Asia. Lisa’s work is unique in that it doesn’t only see girls as victims of trafficking but pimps and brothel owners as well. She reaches out to ALL those oppressed by sexual exploitation and seeks to break the chains of bondage, empower woman, and see transformation in the darkest of places. Lisa is a dynamic speaker who ministers from a strong prophetic gifting which inspires people to dream bigger and take the extravagant love of God to places and people where it´s least expected. Lisa now lives with her family in Burma.

Helle Rønne Samuelsen

Helle and her husband Carsten has been part of Copenhagen Vineyard from the beginning and Helle has been a pastor there for the last 13 years. Their focus has been compassion ministries, developing leaders and reaching out to the city. This October God called them and their three beautiful daughters to move on to church plant on the island of Bornholm and right now they are in transition. They are thrilled that God is calling them to a new adventure. As well as church planting, Helle will serve as the national director of OM. Helle has a passion to see people experience Jesus and to spread God’s light and hope where it’s most needed.

Annika Hanefors

Annika Hanefors has been part of the Vineyard since Stockholm Vineyard started in 1992. A missionary at heart, she has lived and worked in Russia, Turkey, Greece and USA. Many of you have met her at the Summer Camp reception which she administrated for many years. Today she leads Göteborg Vineyard. When not in church Annika enjoys working out and improvisational theatre.

Ari Puonti

Ari Puonti is senior pastor of Helsinki Vineyardand coordinator of Vineyard Churches in Finland. He is also a part of the Vineyard Nordic leaders team and a well rounded Bible teacher.

Ari has written a book about Kingdom of God and three books about counseling the sexually broken people.

When having time off Ari enjoys relaxing at his summer house in Finland.

Per Christian Lunde

Per Christian has been with the Vineyard since its early days in he Nordics, both as a the founder of Trondheim Vineyard in 1998, and for many years as part of the Nordic Leadersteam. He is passionate about developing strong and healthy leaders, and is priveleged to do that both in his daily work consulting large companies, and as the leader of Vintage Vineyard in Oslo. Per Christian has two beautiful girls, Caroline 21, and Benedicte 18, and lives with his wife, Thine, in Oslo.