The Vineyard – A Community Church was started in 1985 when Senior Pastor Don Andreson, his wife Nancy, and their four children moved to the Kingston area to plant a church. Starting out by hosting Sunday gatherings in a large “Round Room” attached to their own home, the church body grew quickly and expanded into progressively larger facilities in town. Eventually, the church built it’s own facility complete with sanctuary, offices, classrooms and meeting spaces.
Don Andreson – Senior Pastor
Don serves as Senior Pastor. Together with his wife Nancy, their four children, and one other family, he moved to Kingston to begin the Vineyard in the fall of 1985. Prior to that, Don was founder and president of a media and electronics firm, which he left to attend Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He is a graduate of Princeton University, completed one year of a Masters in Cinematography at the University of Southern California, and graduated from Gordon-Conwell Seminary with a Masters of Divinity.
Don also serves as Area Pastoral Care Leader in the Association of Vineyard Churches, and is on the Executive team for Partners For Spain -a mission partnership of Northeast churches focused on Spain.
Seth Andreson – Pastor of Inviting and Worship
Seth currently serves as an Associate Pastor of Inviting Ministries at The Vineyard ~ A Community Church in Kingston, MA. Inviting (Evangelism) is split into 2 groups on the first and third Sundays of the month and is primarily event driven. He serves twice a month as a teaching pastor for Life Care Center and also The Village at Duxbury. He is both a teacher and worship leader in the body of Christ. He serves on staff by also offering spiritual direction and provides practical help to people in their journey of knowing Jesus and being known by Him. Seth is an accomplished song writer and was co-featured with Sleepy Ray McDonald on Vineyard Music’s “Jesus, I Believe You”. He served as the Association of Vineyard Churches Eastern Region worship overseer for 5 years. In 2000, he founded recoverymusic.com releasing a project through the Nashville Musician’s Union titled “Recovery…Steps”. He founded and fronted Seth and the Intervention Band and toured in cities throughout the U.S. He and his wife reside with 6 of their 7 children in Kingston, MA.
Education – In 2008 Seth completed a 2-year certificate program at Vineyard Leadership Institute in Biblical Studies. He is currently working on his BA – Pastoral Leadership through the Newburg Theological Seminary in Newburg, Indiana and completed a 1-year certificate program at Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction at the New Haven Ct. site location.
Nancy Andreson – Pastor of Equipping
Nancy founded the church with her husband, Don. She is responsible to oversee the equipping aspects of church at many levels. She develops training classes, teaches, does counseling, some leadership development and oversees the equipping of the children.
She facilitates an online interactive women’s bible and prayer fellowship, develops and teaches workshops both inside and outside the church, facilitates marriage and parenting classes, and is very involved in the Iberia Partnership, overseeing/coordinating prayer between churches both here and in Spain/Portugal. She has a strong team of volunteers that assist her in all the various tasks she is involved in.