Meet The Team
Ben is an ordained Anglican pastor from the UK who has been starting and growing churches for the last 15 years. He has a heart to see people experience God’s reality and grow in the life long journey of discipleship and faith. He, Laura, William and Chloe moved to LA in early 2019, after hearing a radical call to join in with God's mission in LA. They planted Vintage Pasadena in 2020.
Laura grew up in the UK and holds a degree in Early Childhood Studies from Plymouth University in the UK, and professional qualifications from Cliff College in Child Evangelism and Nurture. She is passionate about equipping families to live the journey of faith at home as well as church. She’s also passionate about equipping children to become leaders in ministry. Laura loves to create and bake.
Worship & Creative Director
Tom is an experienced worship pastor, songwriter, and music producer who has been part of the HTB network family for the last 8 years. He grew up in Hong Kong, and spent 12 years as the Worship and Creative Director at The Vine Church, before relocating with his family to the UK, where he has worked with Worship Central & St Aldates Church. Tom loves songwriting and music production.
VKids Pastor (5-11)
Sam is an educator both inside and outside the church, and is passionate about helping children respond to the Word of God and encounter the presence of the Holy Spirit. Sam has 10 years of pastoral church planting experience and is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, and has a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Youth & Young Adult Pastor
Matt is from the UK and came to California to help plant Vintage Pasadena, working primarily with young adults and youth. You’ll sometimes find him behind a tech desk. Matt is commonly found adventuring through California either by car or hiking. If you are ever in the UK and see him, it’s probably his identical twin brother, please feel free to say hello, his name is Tim.
Middle School Pastor
Katie came to Pasadena from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is currently working towards a Masters of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. She studied practical theology at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota where she developed a deep appreciation for snow. She loves questions, jokes, and walking with young people through the slow, together work of reframing our whole lives in light of Jesus Christ.
Carla made her way to the west coast after living in New York City for 6 years. She has traveled and lived in many places that have become home. She loves people, her small dog, and plants. She has a background in the theater world, working backstage (she is trained in FX makeup, costumes, and dabbles in writing). She is passionate about storytelling, caring for those around her, and loves taking risks.
Eric is an illustrator, graphic designer, fine artist, photographer, and videographer by trade. He has taught photography and graphic design at Maranatha High School for many years as well as with Fuller Theological Seminary as a contractor. Eric has a passion for digital media, and can often be found around the church with a camera around his neck. Don't forget to smile when you see him!
We believe a healthy church needs both internal and external accountability, just like the first New Testament churches. That’s why we have a non-executive board internally, and external accountability through our Diocese and church network.
We are governed according to New Testament principles of leadership. This means we seek to lead gently, humbly and accessibly, in a down-to-earth manner and with servant heart.
The Vintage Network is a network of local congregations with strong Anglican affiliations and closely linked with Holy Trinity Brompton, London. Ben is ordained through the Anglican Church and as a church we are under the oversight of Bishop Todd Hunter of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA).
Board of Directors
Our lay board members for 2024:
Scott Summers (Chairperson), Regis Kwong, Jennie Gentske, Iza De Leon, Brandon Averill, Robyn Coates, Seth Willey, Antoine Legault, Kirsty Bortnik.