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.
Pastor / Church Leader - Koen Prinzen
Koen Prinzen serves Vineyard Groningen as pastor since July 2018. Koen(1985) and Anja (1986) married in 2011 and became the proud parents of Bente in January 2017. Koen is Dutch and Anja South African. They met in an international church where Koen has served in various roles for 10 years after completing Azusa Theological Seminary in 2006.
Being an international couple, they understand what it means to live in a country that is not your own, adjusting to a new situation and being aware of cultural differences. They thoroughly enjoy building relationship with people from different backgrounds and are passionate to build a church community that can provide a home away from home.
Koen is a passionate preacher and leader. He loves spinning, BodyPump, home made pizza, reading, hanging out with friends and spending quality time with his family. His heart is to equip the local church to step into its God-given purpose and to help every believer to step into all that God has for them.
Anja is a creative, empathetic person with a partiality for mathematics. She loves photography, Marvel movies and spending time with their daughter Bente. She works at the Google data center in Eemshaven.
Ministry Leaders Team
The leader of each ministry in the church is represented in the Ministry Leaders Team (MLT). Their job is to lead their particular ministry and develop plans to translate the vision at a practical level and to increase collaboration between the ministries. They work in close connection with the pastor. The MLT consists of the leaders of the following ministries:
- Vineyard Kids & Nursery
- Home Groups
- Facility & Hospitality
- Pastoral care
- Bless The City
The Board, at minimum consisting of a Chairman, Secretary and Treaurer, are representatives from the church that oversee the work of the pastor and the MLT.
They provide spiritual and practical leadership to the congregation. The Board meets once a month and organizes a Family Meeting to report back to the church at least twice a year.
The board currently consists of:
- Antonia Hein (chairman)
- Kees Muller (treasurer)
- Cathy Ellis (secretary)
- Monika Tuinstra (member)