Jeff Cannell, Lead Pastor
Areas of Focus: Church Vision and Strategy, Pastoral Care
Jeff has been a Columbus resident most of his life - and is proud of it. After university and traveling to Europe and the Middle East, Jeff moved back to Columbus in 1995, specifically the Clintonville Neighborhood. Since that time he has continually experienced a growing passion for Columbus.
Through a strange set of circumstances that he will only tell you over coffee, in the Summer of 2000 Jeff started interning at Vineyard Church Columbus in what later became a Pastoral Assistant Job where he worked in the areas of research, community outreach, adult education, and special projects. In 2004 Jeff and his wife Adrienne felt the call to plant a church in their backyard of University District/Clintonville. Jeff has an unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life and a deep desire for them to understand and experience the love of God.
Adrienne Cannell, Lead Pastor
Areas of Focus: Newcomer Connect Process, Welcome Team, Women's ministry
Adrienne has been a faithful co-laborer with Jeff in pastoring Central Vineyard since it’s inception in 2004. Adrienne was born in Ohio, traveled the world with her family living in such places as Haiti, Belgium, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and then sticking with Clintonville for the past 14 years. Adrienne experiences the most joy in the process of welcoming people into our church community. She also loves to preach and mentor leaders.
Karl Boettcher, Assistant Pastor
Areas of Focus: Sunday Morning Service, Finances, Human Resources, and Special Services.
Karl was born and raised in Chambersburg, PA, the son of a Baptist pastor. He received his BA in communications from Calvin College and married his college sweetheart Jessie Glover in 2004. Karl loves storytelling and is involved in Speakeasy, a storytelling event at Wild Goose Creative. He is also an enthu-siastic basement rocker, playing guitar and bass with reckless abandon. As a full-time assistant pastor, Karl partners with the lead pastors in budgeting and maintaining the financial health of the church. He is privileged to be able to pursue a burgeoning passion for preaching as a part of the team at CV. Karl also serves with the other pastors in providing care and oversight to ministry and community group leaders.
Peter Shumaker, Ministry Coordinator
Area of Focus: Asia’s Hope
Lifelong Columbus resident Peter Shumaker spent most of his young adult life playing music on the road and in various local groups. After a difficult season in his life, he refocused his life and is now volunteers some time as a ministry coordinator at Central Vineyard. Peter has found a lot of joy taking over as the Asia’s Hope coordinator. Peter enjoys collecting vintage Star Wars toys, playing live music locally, playing video games with his friends and hanging out with his lovely wife Keilah.
Rachel Tolentino, Office Administrator
Areas of Focus: Office Administration, Assistant to Jeff & Adrienne Cannell, Assistance with CVKids
Rachel joined the Central Vineyard staff in October of 2012 as Jeff’s assistant. She also helps out with general office management and communications. Her vision is long-reaching. She has a deep desire to see health in the families of those on staff and seeks to encourage those around her to that end.
Though born and raised in Columbus, Rachel lived in the Philadelphia area for 8 years. While there she worked on staff at the Blue Route Vineyard Church, and met and married Mark Tolentino. She and her family moved back to Ohio in 2006, and are now raising two wonderful kids in Clintonville. Rachel is a happy introvert who loves to read all the time and watch Doctor Who!
Katie Heck, Pastoral Assistant
Areas of Focus: Community Groups, Leadership Development and Support
Katie spent her childhood in Ohio, Kentucky, Washington, the Marshall
Islands, and Fiji. She attend Ohio State University where she majored in International Studies. Katie has been part of Central Vineyard since 2007.
Her work in the church is focused on helping the people in our small
groups flourish and grow in their faith. She also coordinates
leadership meetings and development, where she facilitates group
discernment, learning and mutual support. She is the mother of one energetic toddler, works part time as a legal assistant, and is the founder and owner of Dabble & Stitch, a local crafting community and fabric shop. She loves to make things, figure out how to do new things, and teach other people to do the same.
Dan Heck, Pastoral Assistant
Areas of Focus: Homeless Ministry, Spiritual Companionship & Direction, Kids and Youth Ministry, Sunday Morning Service
Dan grew up in Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. He has been a part of the Central Vineyard community since 2007. Currently, he coordinates One Good Home, which is part of the church’s homeless ministry, facilitates spiritual companionship and group spiritual direction, and talks about Jesus in front of people, regardless of their current height. It’s modestly awesome. His background includes a failed attempt to become a Franciscan and a failed attempt to become a German. He has also had the pleasure of working as a community organizer and human rights advocate. Oh, and Ohio State gave him a degree with a comically long name. Dan loves writing about himself in the third person, playing all kinds of games, and having generous conversations about the things we’re not supposed to discuss at the dinner table: politics, religion and philosophy.