Who we are
Shore Vineyard’s Core Leadership team consists of four over-seeing couples. All eight are "ordained pastors"... but truthfully, our gifts and callings spread out much wider in a biblically diverse way. We're not much into "titles" but we do know our unique role and identity. It seems quite clear to us that the churches in the New Testament were led by ELDERS, who were the OVERSEERS; and these leaders were gifted in various ways. One of those main gifts was certainly to PASTOR (shepherd) the flock. Through grace and honor, this team is doing that and more!
Brett, a second generation pastor (and UFC fan), met Maria all the way back when they were in high school. Ocean County has been their home for their entire lives and they each feel personally called to this area. Their dream: The entire Jersey Shore living in revival. They have three daughters, Marlena, Alexa, and Juliana. Brett is our lead pastor, primary teaching elder, and oversees worship. Maria oversees Sunday mornings and women's ministries.
Rich & Darlene Tittle
While building a history with God over the years, Rich and Darlene have dug some deep spiritual wells. As a result, they have a passion for people and a passion for prayer. From the sweet times of intimate fellowship to the nation-changing, corporate, strategic prayer journey type, the Tlttles have written the book on prayer. Literally, in fact! (lol) Rich oversees intercessory prayer and missions.
Darlene leads in healing, counseling, and pastoral care.
Despite their many talents, Greg and Amanda are using their love and leadership to primarily impact our youth. Having met the Lord while in high school themselves, they are super-passionate about the next generation. They long to see "world changers" raised up who have encountered God's extravagant love for them, and are bent on seeing transformation in their homes, friends and schools. The Wilkinses have three children, Ella, Levi and Kat. Greg also oversees street evangelism. Amanda leads our family life and values team and watches over the repair and furnishing of our building.
Tom & Jennifer Channing
The best way to describe Tom and Jennifer is they “bleed Shore Vineyard!” The moment the Channings came to us in 2010 they hit the ground running and haven’t looked back. Jennifer is the leader and founder of Sozo Girl and Sozo Bro and is passionate about seeing the body of Christ walking “Saved, Healed and Set Free”! She is also pastor over Church Administration and Discipleship. Tom is the overseer and creator of our home groups called the Redwood Project. Both Tom and Jennifer are passionate lovers of people, Jesus and pugs! Just ask their two dogs, Lola and Luigi!