Growth Groups and Discipleship Pastor
Elaine has been part of the Vineyard for 15 years though her roots are in England in the Anglican Church. She worked there as a youth worker, and for InterVarsity for a number of years and then for the International Fellowship of Evangelical students in theMiddle East. During that time she lived in Jerusalem for nearly 6 years and had her first child, Hannah, there. Elaine moved to the USA in 1988 and her son Joshua was born shortly after the move. Before joining the staff of the Vineyard, Elaine worked for a family resource center in SE Austin for 8 years as a child development specialist and as a parent educator working with high needs families, foster parents, and pregnant teens. Having been a single parent for 17 years, Elaine remarried in June of 2007 to Bill Brendler. She has been on the staff of the Vineyard for approximately 8 years and loves this church family where she and Bill both serve. She has 2 children, Hannah and Josh, and 3 beautiful grandchildren, Abigail, Cameron and Bruce Daniel.
Jeff is first and foremost a husband to his wife Sandra, a father to four grown children (two daughters and two sons) and a proud grandfather of three grandchildren, Noah, Kate & Eva. Jeff also has a deep love and commitment to the Austin Vineyard where he has served for 26 years.
Jeff attended Azusa Pacific University. He then met his wife Sandra while traveling as a professional musician. He has been pastoring full-time for almost 40 years and is the founding Senior Pastor of the Austin Vineyard. Jeff also serves as an Area Pastor in Texas for the Association of Vineyard Churches.