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.

  • Alan Allen Senior 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. 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.

  • Kurt Attaway - Associate 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. Kurt has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. While Kurt thoroughly enjoys playing basketball and golf, hanging with family and friends takes the top prize for favorite free time activity.

  • 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. 

  • Lyndsay Harris - Vineyard Kids: Birth - Kindergarten        

    Lyndsay and her husband, Brandon, are enjoying life with their sons, Sawyer and Eli, and their daughter, Madison. Lyndsay joined the staff in 2010 bringing her experience in public education with her. During her free time, Lyndsay enjoys baking, crafting, and spending time with family.

  • Elizabeth Shaw - Vineyard Kids: Kindergarten - 4th Grade  

    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.

  • 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.

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, Kurt, and Kent also serve on the board.

  • Pam Jones - Pastoral Council Member

    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.

  • Bob Kehl - Pastoral Council Member

    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.

  • Cindy Galindo - Pastoral Council Member

    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.  

  • Nathan Hall - Pastoral Council Member

    Nathan starting 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 and their new son, Rory. 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.

  • Kent McKitrick - Pastoral Council Member

    Kent and his wife, Ann are the parents of 3 college-age 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.

Meet Our Team Leaders

Raising up and releasing people to use their God given gifts is one of our greatest joys at The Vineyard. We value all our volunteers and are thankful for those who courageously lead with servant hearts. We believe we are better together.

  • John & Tanya Aguiar - Outreach Team

    John and Tanya are proud parents to Emily, Jack, & Katie and have served as Outreach Leaders at the Vineyard since 2013. Their family has a strong desire to share the love of God through serving others. John and Tanya love tinkering on projects around the house and spending time with their family. Tanya is also the church administrative assistant.

  • Debbie Wright - Hospitality Team

    Debbie and her husband Jamey, have been a part of the The Vineyard Church Pearland for 16 years.  She has served in Kids Ministry for several years but soon found her passion in working in the Hospitality Cafe.  Her strong desire for serving is part of her drive for making the cafe’ a happy peaceful place for everyone to experience God's love. 

  • Margie Palco - Welcome Team

    Margie has recently retired from 33 years as a bilingual teacher with Pasadena ISD. She has loved and served the Lord in many capacities since giving her heart to Jesus as a child at church camp in Pennsylvania. Margie has a heart for missions and has traveled on several mission trips. She feels that everyone who walks through our church doors deserves a greeting that is loving and welcoming.

  • Don Jones - Small Groups

    Don has been involved in developing and coordinating small groups with other leaders in the community for the past several years. He enjoys seeing new leaders and hosts come forward to offer their love and support to all who engage in the small group ministry. Don and Associate Pastor, Kurt, work to develop small groups into loving, caring communities where everyone can experience the love, support and acceptance that God has for each member of the church family. Don has also worked with the set up crews, weekly offering counters, prayer teams, and enjoys being a part of many of the outreach opportunities that the church is involved with through its relationship with the city of Pearland Parks and Recreation Department. When not working in the church community, Don is a busy Realtor/Broker and enjoys helping his clients achieve the American Dream of buying, selling and investing in real estate.

  • Sherri Harris - Vineyard Volunteers

    Sherri Harris and her husband Duane, having raised their three sons, are enjoying the life of empty-nesters and the blessings of grand-parenting! In her spare time she loves gardening, decorating, and painting! Sherri is currently serving as the Volunteer Coordinator at the Pearland Vineyard.