Pastors & Staff


Pastoral Staff

TYLER JONES
LEAD PASTOR

Tyler and his wife Kimberly moved to Raleigh in 1997 after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill. After working with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at North Carolina State University for five years, they felt called to plant a church in downtown Raleigh. Vintage Church was planted in the fall of 2002 with a small group of people and currently has three locations in the Triangle that meet every Sunday. He has served in leadership of Acts29 and planted five church-planting regions, while coaching and working alongside church plants in Europe and Africa. Tyler also founded Advance the Church, a cooperative nondenominational movement to help plant and revitalize local churches. Tyler and Kimberly have three little ones: Ellia, Lyla, and Lincoln. 


MATT STEVENS
CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR

Since the launch of Vintage Church in 2002, Matt has overseen the creative expression of God’s love through sermon series, music, videos, and church gatherings. In addition, Matt led worship on Sundays, wrote songs, and built multiple bands with the desire to lead the church to know and honor Jesus Christ. From 2011-2015 he served as Lead Pastor of Vintage Church Downtown. Matt is back leading the creative vision of Vintage Church as Creative Arts Pastor, where he oversees the creative vision and expression of all three Vintage churches, as well as leading worship at Vintage Church Downtown. He is overwhelmingly thankful to be married to his wife Christin, and is a proud father of three feisty and fun daughters. Matt is a graduate of James Madison University where he ran hurdles and sprints for the Men’s Track and Field team.


TANNER GRIFFITH
NORTH PASTOR

Tanner is the lead pastor of Vintage Church North. Tanner is an alumni of Virginia Tech and completed his Master of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. Tanner is married to Kara and has a daughter, Archer and a son, Abel.


DAVID MOBLEY
CHURCH PLANTING RESIDENT, DOWNTOWN

David and his wife, Lauren, met at NC State and began attending Vintage Church as sophomores. After joining a community group, they stepped up to become leaders. It was during this time that David first felt God’s call to church planting. Upon graduation they moved to Charlotte for a job offer and served at a local church plant. In 2015 the Mobleys moved back to Raleigh and attended Vintage Church North as the next step towards ministry. After completing the Eldership process, David joined the Vintage staff in August 2018 as a church planting intern, a year-long process designed to prepare David and his family for stepping out to plant a church. David and Lauren have two children – Amelia Grace and Asher.


JOHN KERR
EXECUTIVE PASTOR

John, along with his wife Alison and their three children Lara, Robbie, and Hayley, arrived in Raleigh in 1996. They came from West Kilbride, Scotland, to begin their third international assignment with IBM. This became a  permanent move and allowed the Kerrs to continue serving in their local church as lay leaders in an urban church plant. John has served the local church in a variety of roles over the years as Youth Director, Bible Study Fellowship Leader, Worship Leader, and Community Chaplain, while John’s passion for soccer also led to serving as a soccer coach. It was the Kerr children who introduced Vintage to their parents while at the Oberlin Road location. It was also at Vintage where Lara met her husband, Ben Purnell, and a splash of Carolina Blue was happily added to the Kerr Clan tartan! Prior to joining Vintage, as well as celebrating 36 years of marriage, John also celebrated 30 years of service with IBM/Lenovo, where he led teams in both the USA and China. The Kerrs get more excited about “Y’all” every day.


MICHAEL DARBOUZE
DURHAM PASTOR

Michael and Jomar have been married for 15 years and have five biological children and two adopted children. They began their family in Okinawa, Japan, where Michael was stationed as a United States Marine. The Lord has called them to several other locations to serve since then. They have lived in Schenectady, NY; Brandon, FL; Atlanta, GA; Portland, OR; Garner, NC; and now Durham, NC. Michael has previously worked at the Raleigh Rescue Mission helping equip churches and community influencers to have a positive impact in the lives of the disenfranchised and the marginalized. Prior to going into ministry full-time, Michael has worked in the field of communications. He has developed and overseen communication plans for multi-million dollar projects as a project manager for a large engineering firm. Now Michael’s joy is to use these skills to ensure the priceless message of God is properly handled and spread to the masses. Michael’s desire is to see the body of Christ living in unity so that the world might know the hope of the gospel. When Michael is not attempting to absorb the word of God, you can find him fully engaged and loving on his family.


JARED TRUMBO
NORTH ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Jared and his wife Chyloe met at Liberty University where he played soccer and studied Religion and Spanish. Jared served as a Youth Pastor in Columbus, OH for nine years until the Lord led the Trumbos to serve orphans in Beijing, China. After several years, they ended up in the Triangle to minister to the international student population at UNC. The Trumbos were attending Vintage Church North when Jared was hired as Associate Pastor in June 2016. Jared and Chyloe have 4 boys and love doing ministry together as a family.




Lay Elders

BRAD HODGSON
PASTOR, NORTH

Brad and his wife Courtney have been a part of the Vintage family from the beginning, knowing Tyler as their staff leader with InterVarsity at NC State. Since the beginning, Brad has been constantly challenged, humbled, and encouraged by the provision and faithfulness of Jesus in using the local church to redeem the city he loves. Brad lives in Raleigh with his beautiful wife Courtney, their son Caedmon, and daughters Lydia and Hadley. They are excited to see God’s plan unfold as they seek to love and redeem their neighborhood and city through Jesus.


PAUL ROBBINS
PASTOR, DURHAM

Paul and his wife Mary met at a community group when Paul was on a short term missions trip serving Mary’s church in Maryland. After dating long distance for a year and a half and a two month engagement they got married in Paul’s home state of Arkansas in 2005. From there Paul got a degree in Computer Animation at Full Sail University in Orlando and it was off to a video game job in Wisconsin. Florida to Wisconsin was quite a shift and the Robbins’ are happy to be back here in the south where the sweet tea flows like wine and barbecue is a noun. They came to Durham in 2009 when Paul got a position as an animator for a video game company. Soon after arriving they had a couple kids and are showing no sign of stopping. Paul loves the Gospel and has a particular interest in evangelism, apologetics and one-on-one discipleship.


STEPHEN SHINGLER
PASTOR, DOWNTOWN

Stephen grew up in the Florida panhandle with his parents and younger brother. He met his wife, Sarah, at summer camp while working as camp counselors in the mountains of North Carolina and they were married in 2001. In 2008, they learned they were expecting twin girls and moved from Brooklyn to Raleigh to be closer to Sarah’s family. Stephen has an art background with a BFA in Sculpture and an MFA in Studio Art. He has a passion for creating and teaching art and currently works as a high school art teacher here in Raleigh. The Lord led the Shinglers to Vintage Church in the Fall of 2009, where Stephen and Sarah have served in a variety of capacities. They now have three fun loving, adventurous girls: Ada, Margot, and Frances. They love their city and their church family deeply, and long to see the Gospel change lives.


PATRICK MYERS
PASTOR, DURHAM

Patrick Myers is an elder and leads the worship teams at Vintage Church in Durham. After selling his Baltimore-based business of 10 years, he moved to Namibia, Africa, to serve full-time at a children’s orphanage. It was there that he met his amazing wife Katie. Following their engagement abroad, they returned home, were married and settled in Baltimore for a few years until God moved them to Durham in 2010. Upon visiting Vintage, they found a church that held high the truth of the Gospel and the name of Jesus. Patrick’s heart is for people to know Jesus, to see the church advance in and through the Gospel and to make much of Jesus through music.


TAYLOR ROBERTS
PASTOR, DOWNTOWN

Taylor and Claire Roberts have called the Raleigh area home since attending NC State University. God led them to Vintage in 2003, and they have been amazed to watch God grow His church in the Triangle. Taylor married the coolest woman in the world, Claire, and they have two amazing children: a son named Tavener and a daughter named Emory.


BRIAN SIMMONS
PASTOR, DOWNTOWN

Brian and Betsy, high school sweethearts, moved to the Triangle in 1997. Using his accounting, project management, and sales experience, Brian was climbing the corporate ladder until he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2001. In the midst of this life-changing event both Brian and Betsy experienced firsthand Jesus’ amazing love, grace, forgiveness, and healing. Jesus’ power to break chains and turn sadness into joy became real to them in their marriage, parenting, and relationships with others. Brian and Betsy love living near downtown Raleigh, being active in biblical community, and helping others grow spiritually, professionally, and personally. Brian and Betsy are parents to three (grown) boys, Garrett, Parker, and Austin, and grandparents.


JORDAN WOODARD
PASTOR, NORTH

Jordan met his wife, Melissa, in a 2009 snowball fight while both attending NC State University. Shortly thereafter they started coming to Vintage Church together and fell in love, both with each other and with this body of believers. After marrying in 2011 and deciding to make Raleigh their home, the Woodards left Vintage Church Downtown to help plant Vintage Church Midtown (now Vintage Church North). Since then, Jordan has been blown away by God’s mercy and kindness toward Vintage Church and north Raleigh. Jordan loves Jesus and is passionate to see people meet him and live in Christ-centered community. He’s excited to see what God has planned to redeem those in this city and is ecstatic to continue advancing the gospel in the Triangle. Jordan and Melissa welcomed a son, William, into their family in the Spring of 2018.



Support Staff

CANDACE ASBURY
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AND LEAD PASTOR ADMINISTRATION, CENTRAL

God brought Candace to Raleigh for what she thought would be four years as a proud Wolfpack student, but after plugging into the local church and growing in gospel-centered community, her heart for this city grew into a conviction to labor and plant roots here. She is beyond grateful to watch God’s beautiful redemptive work in Raleigh and is excited for what is to come. In her free time, Candace loves hunting for antiques at the flea market, playing outside, eating really good ice-cream, and going on dates with her husband Kyle.


SAVANNAH CARROLL
MINISTRY DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN

Savannah grew up in Texas, but after living in North Carolina for over a decade she gladly calls Raleigh home. After graduating from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a concentration in Philosophy & Apologetics in 2013, she is now finishing another degree in Nursing. She’s been a member at Vintage since 2011 where she has served as an intern, greeter, community group leader, and now ministry director. She considers it a great honor to be living life with the people at Vintage. If she’s not in school or working, she likes reading, running, trying not to be clumsy, and spending time with her husband Josh.


THOMAS DAMERON
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR, CENTRAL

Thomas grew up in Raleigh, but moved to Harrisonburg, VA, in 1999. While up there, he made some extremely significant milestones. In chronological order, he started his career in event production, dedicated his life to Jesus, completed a college degree, and met his wife Sarah. After settling back in Raleigh in 2006, he now splits his time between coordinating technical productions for Vintage and working as a freelance tech for a variety of concerts, special events, and meetings. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys hanging out with his wife and family, cooking and enjoying food, and tasting snobby beer.


MEG PRITCHARD
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, CENTRAL

A Virginia Beach native, Meg moved to Raleigh after graduating from UVA (Wahoowa!) in 2012. For the record – she lived at the beach all her life and STILL cannot surf. At all. Vintage Church happened to be the first church she visited after moving to Raleigh and it quickly became her family. After volunteering as a service director on Sundays, Meg’s skills of organization, communication, and love for people became apparent and she came on staff part-time as our Communications Director. Meg strongly dislikes snow, doesn’t hate litotes, enjoys IMAX movies, roller coasters, and all things Harry Potter related. She’s also constantly on the hunt for new restaurants to try in Raleigh – recommendations are always appreciated!


ERIC SPIVEY
COMMUNITY GROUPS DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN

Eric hails from Gastonia, North Carolina. After graduating from Appalachian State University in May of 2012 he moved to Raleigh to intern with Vintage Church Durham. That same summer at Vintage he met his lovely wife, Annika. Now Eric serves as the Community Groups Director for Vintage Church Downtown and helps out on the Central Operations team. He’s honored to be involved in the spread of God’s Kingdom through Vintage Church and is glad to call Raleigh home.


TED YAP
COLLEGE DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN

Ted was raised in the mountains of North Carolina and moved to Raleigh in 2008 to attend NC State University for both undergrad and graduate school. There he learned way more about pine bark and water than anyone should ever know. You can find him riding his bike around downtown, playing bass on Sundays, or pretending to garden. He serves as the College and Student Director at Vintage Downtown and is excited to point others to the freedom he’s found in Jesus.


TYLER WRIGHT
WORSHIP DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN

Tyler is a native of Raleigh. After venturing out to the midwest for undergraduate work in Worship Studies at Greenville University, he returned to the Oak City. After time spent as a worship director and a touring musician, Tyler found a home at Vintage Church Downtown. You can find him brewing and consuming too much coffee, writing songs, playing ultimate frisbee, or finding an excuse to go to Brewery Bhavana – again. Tyler is currently working on a Masters of Worship Studies at the Institute for Worship Studies. He is passionate about equipping people to grow and develop more and more into the ways that God has gifted them to build his Kingdom, and loves the way he gets to pursue that at Vintage Church Downtown.


JOHN BAGGERMAN
STUDENTS DIRECTOR AND FACILITIES MANAGER, DOWNTOWN

Born and bred on the east coast of sunny Florida, John moved to Raleigh in the summer of 2015. He attended Palm Beach Atlantic University where he earned a degree in Ministry Leadership. Post college John has served in various church internship roles in both Florida and Georgia, while also working jobs that let him get his hands dirty. When he’s not tightening toilet seats and changing light bulbs at the historic Vintage Church building in Downtown Raleigh, you can find him exploring the Triangle, venturing to the mountains or sea, biking, enjoying all things music, or eating ice cream.


JAY CLARKE
VIDEOGRAPHER, CENTRAL

Jay was raised in nearby Pittsboro before attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to study film production. After graduating in 2009, he returned to the Triangle and started attending Vintage. He spent several years working primarily in video marketing and event videography, but is excited to now assist Vintage in showing Raleigh the love of Jesus. When Jay isn’t behind the camera he loves playing with dogs, watching college basketball, and eating tater tots. Lots of tater tots.


AMY JONES
ART DIRECTOR, CENTRAL

In 2003, Amy Jones came to Raleigh to attend the College of Design at NC State, and soon after discovered Vintage Church. She could not have predicted the beautiful way those two paths would converge almost ten years later when she joined staff with a passion to leverage creative direction to make the church relevant and attractive to this great city. Amy met her husband Jason while serving as a greeter, and they were married at Vintage Church Downtown in 2008. They have two amazing children, Wilder and Tillie.


JORDAN PENLEY
MISSION DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN

Jordan and Jessica came to Raleigh in the late 2000’s to study at North Carolina’s finest university, NC State. After graduating, they both worked with Cru at NC State for several years. Now Jordan is gratefully serving as the Missions Director at Vintage’s downtown location. He is working with the Acts29 Church Planting Network, our local social justice partnerships, international missions, and launching community groups around Vintage’s downtown location. Jordan is passionate about equipping followers of Jesus to spiritually engage with others and challenging doubters and seekers to investigate the claims of Jesus. Jordan and Jessica are thankful to be a part of what Jesus is doing in our church and the city of Raleigh. 


KATE SPEAR
OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, CENTRAL

Kate has been a member of Vintage since September 2014 and joined staff in May 2016. She supports all three Vintage Church locations and wears many hats such as administrative, finance, events and hospitality. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Charlotte and has seven years of administrative experience. Kate is a lover of Jesus’ grace, doTERRA, concerts, antiques, exploring fun spots with her award-winning bearded husband and good coffee. Kate is incredibly grateful to work in a gospel-driven community with a deep love for the City of Oaks.


CATHERINE TUTOR
CONNECTIONS DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN

Catherine is a native of the Triangle and currently lives in Fuquay-Varina with her husband Ron and their three kids. After graduating from Appalachian State in 2007, Catherine moved back to Raleigh to teach elementary school. She now homeschools Liam, Ellie and Emma while working part time at Vintage Downtown. She is so thankful for how God has used the local church in her life and is honored that she gets to help others get connected to the family of Vintage. Catherine loves all things North Carolina, HGTV, celebrating birthdays, and milkshakes. 


DENISE WELLING
VINTAGE KIDS DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN

Denise serves as the lead deacon and Sunday coordinator over Vintage Kids. She has over 22 years of experience working with children both in a daycare capacity and children’s ministries. Currently she serves at Vintage every Sunday and is a nanny to an adorable little girl during the week. In her free time, she and her husband, Jeff, love to camp, fish, and spend time with their six kids and 10 grandkids.


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