We are excited to announce an amazing cast of speakers that will be informing our Formation in both a Development of Healthy Theology and our Development of Sustainable Spiritual Disciplines:
Mike & Char Turrigiano have been planting churches, raising-up leaders, and equipping churches for over four decades. In 1979 the Turrigianos met John Wimber (who was then a church growth consultant) and began dreaming about starting what would be a Vineyard church in NYC. Since then they have done just that. Over the years, Mike and Char have become spiritual parents to many in the ministry today around the world. Now they focus their energy on coaching, equipping, and caring for ministry leaders and churches through The Main & Plain.
Josh and Tina Williams pastor the Elm City Vineyard in New Haven, Connecticut. Josh obtained his M.Div at Yale Divinity School and has led campus ministry at Yale. Tina studied law at UConn Law School and now works as an immigration lawyer at Esperanza Center for Law and Advocacy while also serving as the Elm City Vineyard worship pastor.
John Elmer is the Vineyard Northeast Regional Leader as well as the Lead Pastor and church planter of the Syracuse Vineyard Church, a multi – site church in Central New York. John mentors church planters in the Vineyard. He and his wife, Gwen, recently sold their house of 28 years to move to inner-city Syracuse and to open a community center. John enjoys the Syracuse Orange, Yankees baseball, and investing in young leaders.