SENIOR PASTOR GARY WHITE
I was born in the ‘happy days’ of the 50’s and raised in Southern California during the ‘turbulent’ and ‘counter cultural 60’s’. In the roaring 70’s I completed high school, college and got married. We began having our four children in the booming 80’s and 90’s. In the 21st century we moved to Cambria to Pastor the Vineyard Christian Fellowship church.In addition to being a Pastor I’ve had a variety of career and job experiences that include: Cable T. V. Line Technician, Insurance Adjuster, and Spacecraft Track Controller at J. P. L. As far as hobbies go—in addition to reading, camping and hiking, I enjoy outings with my family and an occasional game of chess.
ASSOCIATE PASTORS DANIEL AND DENISE BRILL
A bit of history…
We have been Vineyard pastors since 1980 with a BA degree in Christian Ministry. During our years in ministry we planted two Vineyard churches in California; one being the Cambria Vineyard where we are serving now. The other was the Concord Vineyard in the bay area. After sending out and visiting missionaries on the field our hearts were stirred to go and offer them pastoral care. So we then moved to Europe in 2000 for cross cultural training and lived in France near Geneva Switzerland, working at a debriefing center for missionaries. Over that decade we traveled through Africa, the Middle East and Europe providing pastoral care and debriefing for workers and leading mission team retreats. Currently our roles here are for spiritual care and formation of men and women. Our desire is to mentor, coach and release others in to their God given gifts to serve Him and the world around. Daniel is an enthusiastic preacher of the heart and Denise a women of worship and the arts.
YOUTH PASTOR JAMIE LANCASTER
I grew up in a variety of places, including Los Angeles, Rochester New York, Canada, Orange County, various places on the central coast, and of course Cambria. After marrying my high school sweetheart I brought her back to the place I consider home: Cambria. I am so blessed to be a part of the Vineyard family. Before becoming the youth pastor in 2009 I had many different jobs including: construction, plumbing, pool cleaning, pizza delivery, and five years as a mattress expert! When not hanging out with the youth of Cambria, I enjoy spending time with my wife and my two girls.
SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR JUDY SEIDEL
I started teaching in Sunday School by helping my mom when I was in Jr. High in 1968 and I’ve kept it up since then. Anything to do with kids and teaching and I’m happily using the gifts God gave me. I started teaching here at the Vineyard when we were on Bridge Street back in 1995 and before that I was the children’s ministry director at Cambria Presbyterian Church. One of my favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11. I enjoy helping kids get to know God and His good and hopeful plans for their lives too. My hobbies include anything outdoors; kayaking, riding a horse, gardening, hiking or skiing.
NURSERY DIRECTOR NICOLE LANCASTER
I grew up in southern California, experiencing the typical California childhood of bare feet and staying out until the street lights came on. I married my high school sweetheart in 2006 and we have two beautiful daughters. We moved to Cambria in 2008 and I love being a part of this community.