Gary is the founding pastor of the Vineyard Church of Federal Way (established in 1990). He holds a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a PhD in Material Science from UCSB. In addition to being a pastor, Gary is a Senior Technical Fellow at Boeing and is Boeing’s most prolific inventor. Gary’s greatest desire is to be an instrument in God’s hands helping people to discover God and grow in relationship with Him.
Pastor Jared Paxton has worked in ministry for the past 12 years and is passionate about helping those that are lost find hope in relationship with Jesus Christ. As a staff member at Mountain Vineyard Fellowship, he developed and grew the young adult’s ministry. As a staff member of Vineyard of FW, he has developed the Outreach ministry, led the Youth ministry, led several small groups and preaches regularly. Jared is in seminary working towards a degree in Advanced Biblical Leadership. In addition to his life in ministry, he is a Professional Electrician and is currently employed by King County. Jared is married to Michelle and lives in Buckley, WA with their three children, ages 3 – 11.
Michelle has worked in ministry for the past 10 years, always with a driving passion to make life-time disciples of Jesus Christ. Michelle began her ministry life as a leader for Young Life and went on to serve on staff at Mountain Vineyard Fellowship as Youth Minister for 7 years. In 2011 she completed a degree from Vineyard Institute in Advanced Biblical Leadership. As a staff member of Vineyard of Federal way, she has developed the Outreach ministry and led the Youth ministry. Michelle has a heart to reach the lost, as well as train and equip youth to rise up to God's calling on their lives. Michelle has been married to Jared for 6 years and lives in Buckley, WA with their 3 children.
Scott has dedicated his life to community services. His ministry experience spans multiple denominations, but his heart is for the church and Vineyard is his tribe. As Scott moves back into pastoral ministry within the Vineyard he is starting from scratch as a Pastoral Intern. Scott will be focusing on outreach, small groups and jamming with the Worship Team. Scott feels a special calling to city-based ministry and he and his wife Holly, sponsor the Meetup group, The Gathering Place, which is an online outreach for those who are outside of the church building, but are seeking a deeper connection with Jesus.