Church Governance

The governing body of Coast Vineyard is our Board of Directors. This is a group of three to nine people who are responsible for the business affairs of the church including hiring and accountability of staff, any contractual agreements made by the church, and allocation of funds for various purposes. Board decisions are made in keeping with the bylaws of the church, available for viewing here. The board is responsible for amending the bylaws as needed and for the appointment of new members to the board.

As with most Vineyard churches, the senior pastor serves as the president of the board and is responsible for day to day decisions about the operations of the church and oversight of the staff. In the absence of the president, this role goes to the vice president. Responsibility for day to day decisions about how the various ministries of the church are carried out are typically delegated to the staff members directly responsible for those areas of ministry.

In addition to the president and vice president, the other officers of the board are the secretary, responsible for maintaining minutes of board meetings and related documents, and the treasurer, responsible for collection and deposit of offerings. These officers may or may not be voting members of the board.

Our current voting members are:

Michelle Wilson (president)
Stephanie Andrews (vice president)
Frank Uyeda (secretary)
Wendy Dimmock
Paul Niehaus

Non-voting office holders are:

MaryAnn Nguyen-Kwok (treasurer)