Pastors & Staff
Trevor Estes: Lead Pastor
Pastor. Former YWAMer. Husband. Father.
Jesus lover. Born and raised in Boise, Trevor joined the Vineyard shortly after it was planted in 1989. After spending several years back and forth in missions – attending as well as teaching Biblical Studies in YWAM schools in SE Asia – Trevor and his wife Andrea returned to Boise, and joined Vineyard Boise’s staff in 1999 serving as youth pastors for several years. In 2012, Pastor Trevor completed a seven year transition with Pastor Tri to become the Lead Pastor of Vineyard Boise.
Mike Freeman - Staff Pastor: Small Groups, Education, Book Cellar
Wordsmith. Lover of Jesus and books and Word. Journey through religion and legalism to life-giving grace and freedom in Christ. Wearer of Tigger shoes.
Mike and his wife LaWayne have found home within the Vineyard Boise community for over a decade. From the vantage point of the campus bookstore that he oversees, Mike pours out his heart to empower the church to experience the life-changing dynamics of face-to-face small group life, writes the weekly materials for individual and group devotions, as well as helping to provide a platform of classes for ongoing education within Vineyard Boise.
Amber Gunstream - Staff Pastor: Spiritual Formation
Contemplative follower of Jesus. Passionate Worshipper. Insatiable Reader. Devoted wife. Mother of four. Lover of flowers, fresh air, sunshine and a wide horizon.
Amber first came to Vineyard Boise as a college student in 1997 and returned with her husband and family in 2008. In an unplanned, but very God-directed journey, Amber joined the staff in 2015. Amber graduated magna cum laude from Northwest Nazarene University with a degree in Psychology and is presently in the midst of two consecutive 2 year programs, one in Spiritual Formation and one in Spiritual Direction. Amber is currently one of our key pastors on staff, equipping the pastoral staff in fulfilling our pastoral vocation through our own transformation and personal growth. She also oversees Spiritual Formation for our church body and provides pastoral counseling for both individuals and couples.
Jesse Meyer - Staff Pastor: Worship
HUNGRY FOR GOD. THIRSTY FOR SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE. LOVER OF AMBIENT GUITAR TONES, SONGWRITING, AND SASQUAtCH (SERIOUSLY).
Husband, father, and an unabashed shedder of tears who desires to see people encounter the Living God in authentic, spirit-filled, whole-hearted, whole-life worship. Jesse and his wife Larissa have been at Vineyard Boise since 2003 when they both encountered God in a powerful way through the ministries and people of this church. That's why it was so hard for them to leave Vineyard Boise in 2010 when God called them to worship ministry in Portland, Oregon. However, God still had plans for them here and five years later in 2015 they were overjoyed to return to Vineyard Boise when Jesse came on staff as our worship pastor. Now bring on that next move of God in our midst!
Michael Montford - Executive Pastor
Focused. Dedicated. Persevering man of vision and faith, of Word and ministry.
Michael set his heart on bringing solid, biblical higher education into a dynamic local church setting when he first came on staff as the Director of VCOM – Vineyard College of Mission in 2006. Since then Michael’s passions, education, and gifts have converged as he now serves the Church as the Executive Pastor.
Terra Montford - Staff Pastor: i-61
World Traveler. Dancer. Woman of Truth. Wife & Mother of two.
Even though Terra has traveled to many cultures, she found her tribe when she found the Vineyard. Terra recently took the helm of i-61 Ministries, a local and international ministry that serves the larger Vineyard Movement in areas of justice and compassion. i-61 shows the love of Christ to the broken, desolate and downtrodden in real, practical ways (Isaiah 61:1- 4).
Kevin Thienes - Lay Pastor: Prayer
Kingdom. Authentic. Man of prayer. Humble seeker of God’s will. Born of the Spirit. And in his spare time, he coaches football.
Kevin and his wife Ginny, previously senior pastors within the Vineyard movement, have become vital, longstanding members of the Vineyard Boise fellowship. They have quietly and passionately given themselves to the word of God and prayer, empowering ordinary people to “do the stuff”: to be practitioners of the words and works of Jesus as they embrace a lifestyle of “walkin’ in the kingdom.”
Kim Gray - Connections Overseer
Mitchell Maldonado - Media Director
Bearded husband of Lindsay. (Fur) father of Clyde. Producer of music. Lover of coffee. Product of the Pacific Northwest. All around media guy.
Mitchell and his wife Lindsay came to Boise in 2016 after a whirlwind of cross-country moves and living the band life. With a degree in music production and 10 years of experience under his belt, combined with his ability to play most instruments, Mitchell has worked with major record labels both as musician and producer. He has always stayed connected with the local church and finds his greatest opportunity for service behind-the-scenes doing all the tech and design stuff that keep things flowing smoothly. Mitchell says he can’t wait to grow old, when his outsides will match his insides and he can sip his coffee in a porch rocking chair, cozied up in a grandpa sweater.