Tyler grew up moving around the beach towns of south Florida and Rachel was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. They ended up meeting the first day of school at Lee University in Cleveland, TN, where they both became involved in leading a ministry club and campus church. After graduating in 2008, the couple were married and became very involved as volunteers at staff-level leadership with the Vineyard Chattanooga where they were able to get great ministry and leadership experience in almost every aspect of the church.
Discovering a shared heart for seeing people connecting with God and community through the local church, as well as a desire to see God’s Kingdom come, Rachel and Tyler felt that full-time ministry would be a part of their future. In the fall of 2012, Tyler got a call from Thor, whom he had met at a regional Vineyard youth camp years earlier, about an associate pastor job at the Vineyard North Charlotte. After visiting and interviewing, Rachel and Tyler felt that Charlotte was where God was leading them for the next step in their journey, and they moved to Huntersville in January 2013. They are both incredibly excited to be a part of what God is doing in and through the Vineyard in the North Charlotte area!