Teaching Team

Teaching Team

Teaching Team

Bob Harper

Hi, my name is Bob Harper. I am the lead pastor here at the Ventura Vineyard. Welcome to our website and welcome to our church. There are lots of things I would love to tell you if we were face to face and many things I hope you will experience if you visit. We believe in the Bible and seek to know and apply it to our lives. We enjoy worship and believe that we actually encounter the living God…
Teaching Team

Catherine Anderson

Hello. My name is Catherine Anderson. I serve on the Teaching Team, as an ad-hocmember of the Leadership Team, and, saving the best for last, as a preschool teacher in Children’s Ministry. My husband Tom and I have lived in Ventura County since 1978. We have 3 grownchildren and 6 grandchildren. Therefore, I live in a perpetually messy house filled with books, paw prints, fingerprints, art projects, toys, dirty dishes, and occasionally an unrecognizable item. We have been part of…
Elder

Gini Downing

Hello!  My name is Gini Downing, and I’ve been a member of Ventura Vineyard since its inception. I currently serve as a member of the pastoral team, the teaching team, and as an elder and member of the board of directors.  And, you’ll see me playing keyboards a couple times  a month as well.  My passion is in the area of Spiritual Formation.  I frequently teach classes and workshops on prayer, worship, spiritual formation, and spiritual disciplines, and have written…
Elder

Richard Sochel

My name is Richard Sochel. I am very glad you stopped to read this and other bios on the website.  The Ventura Vineyard is a creative, unique, and special church. It has been my church family, learning community and place of worship since 2003. I am married to Kathy Navarro Sochel and I have two adult children. It is my privilege and honor to be part of the church’s Leadership Team to serve the Ventura Vineyard community both as an Elder…