On this week’s episode, our host Michael Gatlin sits down with Ted Kim and Renée Cunningham from the Evanston Vineyard giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the active transition of senior leadership of this flagship Vineyard church from it’s founding pastor, Steve Nicholson, to the leadership of Ted Kim. This is a very practical and helpful episode not only for the churches in active leadership transition but every church digging into your “why” behind your “how”.
Ted Kim has been pastoring for over twenty years, first as a Worship Pastor and now as the Senior Associate Pastor of the Evanston Vineyard in Illinois where he is the hoped-for eventual successor to Steve Nicholson. He has done ministry all over the United States and internationally in places like the United Kingdom, Africa, and the Middle East. Ted oversaw worship regionally in the Northeast and is a published songwriter, most known for “Kyrie Eleison” and “Eden”. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has been married for over 15 years with 3 children.
Renée Cunningham is pastor of the Neighborhood Campus of the Evanston Vineyard in Chicago, Illinois. Renee planted the Neighborhood in 2014 out of a desire to worship alongside her neighbors. Prior to church planting, Renee worked in elementary education and served with her husband as pastors at La Vina Las Condes in Santiago, Chile. She holds an M.A. in Christian Spiritual Formation from North Park Theological Seminary and lives in Chicago with her husband Bruce and their three young children.