Born in the UK, Andrew moved to Hong Kong at age 12, where he met and later married his wife, Christine. They have a beautiful adopted daughter Mia. Andrew holds a Master of Theology, oversees the executive leadership team at The Vine, and is devoted to creatively telling the gospel story.
Jim and his wife Julie swapped the open spaces of New Zealand for Hong Kong in 2014. Jim oversees the Pastoral Leadership Team and provides executive level leadership assistance to Andrew Gardener. He holds a Master of Theology, loves teaching, and is passionate about the spiritual formation of believers.
Sandra’s broad, international experience in running operations for different business and her cheerful personality enables her to handle nearly anything with a smile on her face. She serves with her God-given leadership talents to ensure the health of every aspect of the church, from accounts, facilities, to staff.
Karla, her husband Richard, and their two children have embraced Hong Kong as their home since arriving in 2002. Karla oversees the Pastoral Leadership Team and is passionate about seeing others released in their gifts as they serve God. Her favourite pastimes include trail running and sharing meals with loved ones.
Ministry Life Pastor
Born in America, Derek grew up in Hong Kong and lives here with his wife Janice and two wonderful children. He holds an M.Div. from Western Seminary and is a certified executive coach. Derek oversees the Ministry Life Team which supports worship, production, prayer, courses, Sunday services, and events.
Community Life Pastor
Luise and her husband arrived in Hong Kong in 2007 and have enjoyed calling it home. She dedicates her ministry to helping people reach their potential and oversees the Chinese, Filipino, Men’s, Women’s, Missions and Refugee and Asylum Seeker communities along with Community Groups.
Chapman was born and raised in Hong Kong and from a young age, felt called to full-time ministry. After spending some years working for Alpha, a course for exploring Christianity, he joined The Vine as the Youth Coordinator, where he channels his passion for developing and discipling young people.
Young Adults Pastor
Ellison was born in Hong Kong, studying in the UK during his teenage years. He is married to Brittney, a true Texan. Ellison holds a Masters of Theological Studies and was a Youth Pastor before joining The Vine. His heart for developing people drives his ministry with Community Groups.
Chinese Community Pastor
Vivien was born and raised in Hong Kong, and is married to Sidney. They have two young adult children. She holds a Bachelor of Theology from Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong) and has a vision to develop a strong Chinese Community, for Cantonese and Mandarin speakers, at The Vine.
Growing up in the UK and Philippines, Matt came to Hong Kong with wife Karen and two children. He holds a MA in youth and missions and served as a youth pastor. His heart for God’s restoration of relationships and creation guides his ministry as Missions Pastor.
Community Groups Pastor
Tim was born in Germany and moved to the US when he was 17 years old. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree and has 14 years of experience working as a youth, associate, and lead pastor overseas as well as in Hong Kong. Tim believes in the importance of Christian community as a place to grow toward being like Jesus and in our love for others.
Community Life Pastoral Associate
Jess was born and raised in Hong Kong, continued her high school and university studies in England and lived in London till she relocated back to Hong Kong in 2017. She worked for Alpha International in London and her passion is to see young adults equipped and released to walk in the fullness of their God given identity, calling and gifts.
Originally from the UK, but raised for much of his life in Hong Kong, Oliver oversees many of The Vine’s courses and discipleship initiatives. He holds a Masters of Theology and is passionate about helping individuals step into the fullest expression of who God has made them to be.
RAS Ministry Lead Pastor
Stephen grew up in South Africa, met his wife Karen in Hong Kong, and after living in the US, they returned to the city in 2003. Stephen has been actively involved with the refugee community since 2005 and currently serves as Branches of Hope’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Pastor.
Promise and his wife Kayla arrived in Hong Kong from the US in 2016. He believes music is a great medium in which both God and His love can be revealed. Promise has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity. In his free time, he enjoys songwriting and exploring cities.
Pastoral Care Pastor
Born in Hong Kong and schooled in Canada, Justin returned to Hong Kong in 2005 where his life was transformed at The Vine. He met his wife Patricia! Together they have two children. Justin is pursuing his Master of Ministry degree and compassionately serves those in need in the church.
A classic kiwi girl, Christine has kept her strong accent even after living in Hong Kong for over 20 years! With her husband Andrew, daughter, and dog, she enjoys the quiet and natural side of the city. Christine holds a Masters of Counselling and supports the restoration of people and relationships.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Karen met her husband Ang while studying her Master’s Degree in Counselling and Divinity in the U.S., and they recently moved back to Hong Kong with their two boys. She has many years of clinical experience and is passionate about journeying with people as they seek healing in their lives.
Sunday Services and Events Coordinator
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Summer‘s vision is to see lives transformed by God’s love. She moved to Sydney, Australia in her early twenties, where she gained international exposure in ministry, conferences, and the renowned local coffee community. She holds a Bachelor of Theology and enjoys natural landscapes.
Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Carmen returned to Hong Kong in 2010 where she found her spiritual home at The Vine. She holds professional training in Early Years Education and has a vision of raising up children and their families to know God intimately. She has a childlike spirit and loves to take photos of God’s creation while going on nature hikes around the world.
Clare was born in Hong Kong and moved to Sydney when she was 9. She worked in the Accounting field before feeling called to full-time ministry by God. She is passionate about seeing people grow in intimacy with God and become whom they are truly created to be. In her free time, she loves to sit by the waters and daydream.
Head of Creative Arts
As a New Zealand native, Kristy draws inspiration from the natural world and enjoys making time to immerse herself underwater diving, or being surrounded by greenery. She desires to creatively communicate God’s word through different art forms and works with a team of talented creatives to make this happen.
Head of HR & Office
Originally from Malaysia, Nicole has been in Hong Kong for many years. She manages The Vine office and the personnel team in an efficient and caring manner. When she’s not in the office you’ll find her stuck in a good book, or travelling overseas.
Nigel, his wife Jill, and their family arrived to Hong Kong in 1999 and have been at The Vine since the church met at the Regal Hotel basement. He chaired the VC2 Steering Committee, has been involved with Alpha, and currently leads a Community Group with his family.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in the US, Cliff returned in 2003 and was actively involved as a church volunteer. He met his wife Linnet at Oneighty, and they now have two beautiful children. Cliff chairs The Vine’s Finance Committee and has served as an Elder since 2008.
Susanna grew up on the mission field in Papua New Guinea and has been involved at The Vine for 7 years. She is married to Glen and they have four children. Susanna has served as a leader in Community Groups, children’s ministry, women’s ministry, prayer ministry, worship ministry, and many more.
After a spiritual awakening in Singapore, Sidney and his family relocated to Hong Kong, joining The Vine 8 years ago. Sidney and his wife served bilingual Community Groups and the Cantonese Alpha course. He is a tent-maker, bringing his mission ‘to serve, care, and share life’ to his Elder role.
Originally from Hong Kong, Hudson left for England at 13 to attend boarding school. He returned to Hong Kong with his family in 2007 and began attending The Vine. Appointed in 2010, Hudson is passionate to see the church become more united. He currently works in education publishing.
Trudy has been with the Vine Church since 2007. Trudy’s heart is to see the church be awakened, revived and restored where each brother and sister immersing in the Father’s love so that the fullness of Christ and abundance of life be revealed in and through the body as a true community and family in Christ.
Damien has attended and been involved in many ministries at The Vine since mid-2007. He founded and heads a food distribution business and is passionate about leadership development and marketplace ministry. He and his wife Sylvie met as young adults at The Vine’s Oneighty fellowship, and they are proud parents of an energetic young son.
Founding Pastor, The Vine Ambassador
John and his wife Sandra came to Hong Kong in 1987 and arrived at the church in 1995. He began working full-time at The Vine in 2003. They use their pastor’s hearts, as well as their love for evangelism and prayer to connect with many Chinese and International churches.
Founding Pastor, Justice Advocate