Meet Our Staff


The staff and leadership here at The Vineyard are comprised of men and women who love, care, and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call the church office to leave a message.


You can contact the church office at 281-997-0722.


VISION FOR OUR FUTURE

April 2019 we will celebrate 20 years in Pearland! It is with dreams for our next 20 years,

we are celebrating the launch of a leadership transition. Kurt Attaway will begin serving

as the Lead Pastor and Alan Allen will continue significant leadership on staff as our Founding Pastor.

With unity, we are excited to share this news with you.


We are grateful for all God has done and are hope filled for all He will do. We'd love for you to watch the full

video announcement and join with us in prayer during this season of transition.

Click Here for Full Announcement.

  • Kurt Attaway
    Lead Pastor  
        

    Kurt and his wife, Lauren, are enjoying life with their son Canten, daughter Emersen and son Jaden. Kurt and Lauren were married in 2006.  In 2007, Kurt joined the staff at The Vineyard Church. Kurt has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and spent over six years in private practice caring for individuals, couples and families. Kurt is the Marriage Specialist for Multiply Vineyard (Vineyard USA). While Kurt thoroughly enjoys playing basketball and golf, hanging with family and friends takes the top prize for favorite free time activity.

  • Alan Allen
    Founding Pastor

      

    Alan and his wife, Donna, are the proud parents of two daughters, four grandsons and two granddaughters. In 1999, Alan and his family embarked on a church planting journey to Pearland, TX as they launched The Vineyard Church Pearland. He has over 30 years of ministry experience and presently serves as a regional and national leader for Vineyard USA. Alan enjoys playing golf, watching college sports, cheering for the Houston Texans, and spending time with his family.

  • Steven Ruth

    Student & Worship Arts Pastor 

    Steven and Misty enjoy spending quality time with their son Micah and daughters Micaiah and Susanna. Steven joined the staff in 2017 and loves worshiping Jesus and helping others connect with Him in worship. Steven’s hope is to lead people to worship more passionately and go deeper in their relationship with Jesus. 

  • Tanya Aguiar

    Administrative Assistant

      

    Tanya and her husband John are proud parents to Emily, Jack, & Katie. Tanya joined the staff in 2013 and enjoys serving the church in her role as administrative assistant. Tanya loves tinkering on projects around the house with John and spending time with her family. Tanya also serves alongside her husband as Outreach Leader for The Vineyard.

  • Elizabeth Shaw

    Vineyard Kids DIRECTOR  

    Elizabeth and her husband, Tim, are enjoying life with their son David and daughter Addilynne. Elizabeth joined the staff in 2010. She brings with her a rich experience of working in elementary education as well as her passion for children and families knowing the love of Jesus.

Meet Our Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council at The Vineyard is comprised of men and women who work together as a team to provide spiritual oversight and leadership for our church. Depending on your background you might be familiar with words like "board", "elder" or "leadership team".


Alan and Kurt also serve on the Pastoral Council.

  • Nathan Hall

    Nathan started coming to the Pearland Vineyard with his parents in 2000 and then decided to come back to the church with his wife, Priscilla, when they moved back to the area. They are proud parents of their daughter Lilah, son, Rory and daughter Iris. Nathan recently finished his doctorate studies from the Texas Chiropractic College and opened his own practice, Whole Fit Chiropractic. He enjoys being involved in worship ministry on Sundays and enjoys being able to help make Sundays happen.

  • Bob Kehl

    Bob with Pat, his sweetheart of 51 years, enjoy life with a large and extended family. They are the bus drivers and chief sports fans for the 11 grandkids- 8 of whom live locally. Bob is the philosopher and idealist advocate of Christian community and Pat is the lighter-hearted practitioner-servant of an authentic life together. Bob is active in his applied math and science software consulting, in which he has had the joy of travelling abroad. An avid outdoorsman and jazz musician, he aspires to finish well on the “back nine” of life.

  • Pam Jones

    Pam and husband Don have been a part of the Vineyard Church Pearland since 2000. While not a part of the 1999 church planters, they “got here as quickly as they could.” They are blessed beyond measure that their two daughters and families live in the area. In addition to the pastoral council, Pam has served in various roles in small groups and women’s ministry. Her heart’s desire is to see others, particularly women, reveal the image of God imprinted on their souls; this desire led to her being trained in the art of spiritual direction, a ministry she now offers through the church. On weekdays, you’ll find her at MD Anderson Cancer Center where she works as an administrator. Far more than just a paycheck, she considers it to be another opportunity to serve our gracious Lord.

  • Cindy Galindo

    Cindy Galindo, along with her husband Marty Galindo, have been in Pearland since the fall of 2000. They are parents to two daughters, Amia and Cara. Cindy is a proud band mom to Amia and dance mom to Cara. She loves serving her family and community and is always looking for the beauty in God’s creation. She finds energy and joy in working with the Vineyard youth. She also enjoys anything Disney, action movies, cooking and reading.  

  • Kent McKitrick

    Kent and his wife, Ann are the parents of 3 young adults. Each one helps him think, laugh, and live. Kent is blessed to be married to his soulmate, Ann, and they have just entered the empty-nest stage, where he is enjoying being with his wife, his friends, his God, and giving back to his community. He loves to laugh, likes to run (not as much or as often as he used to), and loves to tinker in God’s creation.