• “Building a community of disciples of Jesus,
    with a passion to worship God,
    who care for one another
    and bring God’s love into a broken world”



The leadership structure of Vineyard Groningen consists of 3 elements, each with different roles and responsibilities: the Ministry Leaders Team executes, the Church Leader [pastor] leads and the Board validates and confirms.

Church Leader - Maurits Stevens

Maurits (1978) and Margot Stevens (1981) are married since 2003 and have three children. Maurits serves as Pastor in Vineyard Groningen since January 2007. He came to faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord during his study on physical education in Groningen. He came to meet Margot at a sports and evangelism organisation (Athletes in Action) where Margot worked with. Together they began to explore how God could use them in mission, while Maurits began his studies on theology at the Evangelical Theological Acadamy. Church planting and strengthening the Church in Western Europe is really on their hearts. After a small adventure in looking for mission opportunities in Sweden, the international church in Assen came with the request to minister in their midst as pastors. Since then Margot and Maurits really fell in love with this church and her beautiful mission of reaching the international community in the North of the Netherlands.

Ministry Leaders Team

The Ministry Leaders Team is the ‘workplace’ of the church. The ministries and ministry leaders translate the long term vision to their ministry through a yearly plan and budget

The Ministry Leaders Team includes the following ministries:

  • Students ministry
  • Vineyard Kids & nursery ministry
  • Worship ministry
  • Home groups ministry
  • Men & women ministry
  • Prayer ministry
  • Hospitality
  • Facility
  • Pastoral care
Natasja Achterberg currently is functioning as the MLT-assistant.


Vineyard Groningen is legally represented by the Board. The mandate of the Board is outlined in the by-laws.

The board currently consists of:

  • Margo Richters (Chairman)
  • Kees Muller (Treasurer)
  • Cathy Ellis (Secretary)

If you would like to contact the board you can reach them by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.