Our Trustees

Ben Richmonds


Ben is an engineer at GE. He has attended the Vineyard since 2000 and currently serves on the LifeStewards team. The areas of time, strength, and money have been key activators of Ben's faith. He has previously served at the Healing Center and in Vineyard Kids. Ben is married to Priya, and they have three young daughters. He is currently serving as Chairman. 

Barb Drees


Barb is the founder of the Learning Tree Homeschool Co-op, a ministry of about 100 homeschool families that has met at the Vineyard for almost 20 years. She and her husband Glenn have also taught premarital classes for 20 years. For the last five years, Barb has been involved in prayer ministry at the Healing Center and as the host home coordinator for Summer of Service. Barb began serving on the board in 2014 and currently fills the role of Vice Chair.

Chuck Ehlers


Chuck and his wife, Bobbie Jo, have attended the Vineyard for over 20 years and have four children: Hayden 14, Rebekah 14, Max 12, and Vedika 11. Chuck served on the premarital leadership team for over 10 years, on the Luke 4 Challenge leadership team, and as a host for Newcomers Reception.

For several years, Chuck has been part of the Vineyard's OneLife Ministry, which serves business leaders and owners and challenges them to live out their faith at work. While formally trained as an engineer and attorney, Chuck's love is entrepreneurship, and he currently leads a manufacturing company he founded 20 years ago. Chuck joined the Vineyard's board in 2018.

Beth Guckenberger, Interim Pastor


Beth is serving as the interim senior pastor of Vineyard Cincinnati Church. She and her husband Todd are the Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries, an international orphan-care ministry headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. Beth and Todd lived with their family in Monterrey, Mexico from 1997 to 2013, and between biological, foster, and adopted, they’ve raised ten children. Beth is the author of nine books and a regular speaker.

Paulette Warner


Paulette serves in the ministries of Growth & Healing, Life Stewardship, the Healing Center, Tech team and Hospitality. She grew up on the island of St. Kitts, BWI, moved to the U.S. to finish her college degree and ended up in Cincinnati. Paulette has served on the board since 2015.

Anita Ingram


Anita helped develop the Vineyard’s Foundation Classes, and often teaches the classes. She also leads a OneLife Ministry small group, which she traveled with to Haiti on a global mission trip in 2018. She is a regular participant in Bible study through the Vineyard Women’s Community.

Sue Humphrey


Sue previously served on the board from 2008-2015. In recent years, she has supported the VCC leadership team as a research assistant. She previously worked as a technology manager at P&G and as a statistics instructor at Miami University. Sue and her husband Tom are the parents of two college-age sons. Sue and Tom are active volunteers at the Vineyard where they have been attending since 1999. They currently serve together on the count team. They hosted a high school house group in their home from 2014-2018.

Bill Maxam


Bill Maxam became a believer in while in high school and became involved with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. After graduating from university, he spent the summer in Manila, Philippines leading Bible studies through a local church. After university, he moved to Cincinnati to work for Procter & Gamble. His family was drawn to the Vineyard in 2007 because of the fantastic children and youth programs, and he and his wife Kate volunteer with Vineyard Kids. Through the years he has also been involved in the OneLife ministry and currently leads a small group Bible study.

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