Our Trustees

Deb Crane

Deb Crane is the Director of the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Prior to joining the Cemetery, she served as general counsel of the Ohio Casualty Insurance Company. She began attending the Vineyard with her husband, Whit, in 2000 and has served in various positions. Deb joined the Board in 2011.

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.

Rick Eberly

Rick has been employed by Meridian Bioscience, Inc. for 22 years and is currently the Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer. Rick and his wife, Karen, have attended the Vineyard for over 20 years. They have three grown daughters. Through the years, Rick and Karen have supported and participated in several ministries including life groups, Newcomers Orientation, and mission trips. Rick is also on the leadership team for OneLife business ministry. Rick joined the Vineyard's board in 2016.

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.

Rob King, Senior Pastor

Pastor Rob has been in full-time ministry for over 20 years. He is a passionate leader with a gift to teach the Bible in a way that is easy to understand. He has a great sense of humor and plays a mean game of ping pong. He and his wife Stephanie are the parents of two daughters and a son and are thankful to be in Cincinnati and leading Vineyard Cincinnati. Rob became our Senior Pastor on November 1, 2013. Rob loves Skyline Chili but the rest of his family thinks it's nasty.

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 Vice Chair. 

Tom Schreiber

Tom has been employed at Cincinnati Financial Corporation for 23 years where he is a commercial lines underwriter, a contractor specialist and class instructor. He and his wife Melanie have seven children. Tom has attended the Vineyard for over 25 years, and has had the privilege of serving in Hospitality, the Prayer team, Outreach, Life Reset (formerly Growth & Healing), the Healing Center, and other areas. Tom joined the VC board in 2013 and serves as the Chairperson of the Healing Center Board.

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.

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