Our Region

The Vineyard’s National Executive Team appoints Regional Leaders to provide pastoral care for each local church Pastor within the Vineyard Association of Churches in the United States. The Midwest North Region is one of 16 regions in the larger Vineyard movement and family. It consists of both local established churches and new church plants, stretching across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Chicago area of Illinois, totaling 54 communities of faith. The Vineyard USA is a wonderful family of local churches committed to reaching people with God’s love and carrying on the ministry of Jesus.

Brenda Gatlin is the Midwest North Regional Leader. She and her husband, Michael, are also the Senior Pastor’s of the Duluth Vineyard Church in Duluth, Minnesota. She is passionate about caring for Pastors and helping them navigate ministry and life situations in a way that allows each local church to be a right reflection of who God is. Brenda and her Regional Leadership Team are committed to praying for the churches that they are serving on a regular basis, good communication, and helping them connect to the vision of the national Vineyard movement by casting and implementing vision that keeps our churches in one accord. The Regional Team is made up of 7 Area Leaders who care for and meet with between 7-12 local church Pastors and Leaders, clustered throughout the region in close geographical proximity of each other.