Meet our Pastoral Team

We asked the team a few questions.  This is what they said about themselves and each other:

Andy Wood

Andy & Beckie Wood

Pastoral Executive

Words that best describe Andy:
• Wise, Listener, Teacher, Thoughtful, Analytical, Caring, Anchored, Creative, Dream-oriented, Metis

• Teaching, listening to and encouraging people, interpreting culture and society, refining and synthesizing ideas, critical thinking.

Most influential books:
• “Tattoos on the Heart” by Gregory Boyle, “My Name is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok, “St. Bernard of Clairvaux – selected works”, “A Severe Mercy” by Sheldon Vanauken, “Winnie the Pooh” (the original stories) by A.A. Milne

Where did you grow up (assuming you did)?
• Swan River, Manitoba & Stettler, Alberta

How do you spend your days off?
• On my motorcycle in the summer, cross-country skiing in the winter, making and / or fixing all manner of things, exploring, Ultimate frisbee.

What are your dreams for Winnipeg Centre Vineyard?
• I dream that we would become a community that fully welcomes God, and fully welcomes each other – a place where God is both known and worshipped, and where those who are currently marginalized find their place in the community and Kingdom.

Areas of leadership in the Vineyard:
• Pastor, Administration, Flatlanders Inn, Missions, Communications & Media, House Groups, Prayer & Prophetic, Preaching.

Areas of leadership beyond WCV:
• Vineyard Canada Engage Catalyst (justice), Mobile Bible School (Vineyard Himalayas)

• Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Peace and Conflict Studies, Masters of Ministry from St. Stephen’s University, Spiritual Direction training through Sustainable Faith.

Beckie Wood

Words that best describe Beckie:
• Fun-loving, Carefree, Spontaneous, Self-disclosing, Convivial, Effervescent

• Beckie’s strength is building relationships. She is great at asking questions and loves to get to know people. Beckie is also a midwife, and midwifery educator where her strength is caring and helping new moms feel confident.

Most influential books:
• “Simply Christian”, by N.T. Wright.  “Hold on to Your Kids”, by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate.  “Theirs is the Kingdom”, by Robert Lupton

Where did you grow up (assuming you did)?
• A little town called New Dundee south of Kitchener, Ontario

How do you spend your days off?
• Days off? We have four wonderful children and I am on call as a midwife. I love to watch the kids’ sports, go for a bike ride, and play at the park. I also love to go hiking, be outside, play ultimate frisbee, and have a cup of tea with friends.

What are your dreams for Winnipeg Centre Vineyard?
• My dream is that WCV would be a place where people feel loved (by God and others), find friends and community, experience the freedom of forgiveness and grace, and have the joy that comes with seeing the presence of our Creator and Spirit in the everyday of our lives.


 Violet Rademaker

Words that best describe Violet:
• Caring, Servant-hearted, Wise, Calm, Devoted, Nurturing

• People person, love worship, love prayer.

Most influential books:
• “A Severe Mercy” by Sheldon Vanauken, “Pride & Prejudice” by Jane Austin,

Where did you grow up (assuming you did)?
• Winkler area & Arnaud, Manitoba

How do you spend your days off?
• Quilting, Playing piano, reading

Areas of leadership in the Vineyard:
• Pastor, Prayer & Prophetic

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3 thoughts on “Meet our Pastoral Team

  1. I have always said, and probably will continue to say, that this is the most amazing leadership team I have ever known. We were with you for over 20 years and are missing you all this first year of our move❤️

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