Don Wheeler is a pastor, counselor, father, husband, and avid frog lure collector. Don grew up enjoying the outdoors, with an especial love for fishing. Don studied psychology and biblical lit at Oral Roberts University and later earned his Masters in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. Don has served in ministry for approximately fifteen years. He has traveled to Africa multiple times and has a deep passion for missions.
Don has been married for over thirty years and adores his wife, Kelly, and their amazing daughter and son-in-law.
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Assistant Pastor of Missions &
Caitlin Scudder has been involved in missions for about fifteen years. She has lived and served in Latin America, Micronesia, Mozambique, and Uganda. Caitlin considers Uganda her second home and travels there regularly to visit her African family. Caitlin serves as the church's Missions Director and also manages a nonprofit, Thrive Global, that empowers vulnerable communities. She is passionate about serving both overseas and in her local community in California. She loves getting to be a part of seeing Vineyard at the River go "outside the walls."
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Assistant Pastor of Youth Ministry
Brandon loves God and loves people. His life was radically changed when he met Jesus as a teenager. He is passionate about building people and culture, and regularly thinks about strategic development, leading groups of people into a unified vision, and helping people and organizations be all that they were made to be. In Brandon’s free time, he enjoys spending time with the love of his life, Elyssa, and golfing with his dad.
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Assistant Pastor of Worship
Aeron Razz Brown was born and raised in the Inland Empire of Southern California. At the passing of his father at a young age, Aeron was submersed in his father’s sketches, lyrics and creativity. As any son would, Aeron wanted to connect with his father in the very few ways he knew how - art and music. Aeron shares his vibrant, colorful, creations all over Southern California and has now become a very well-established artist.
In addition, Aeron has served for many years in ministry, both as a pastor and worship leader.
Aeron is also the proud father of three beautiful children. To hear Aeron, click here.
Assistant Pastor of Community Life
Ginger Bolar is a passionate lover of God and people. In her late teens, she experienced the transformational power of Jesus and has been a dedicated follower ever since. Over the past twenty-five years, Ginger has served in ministry as a pastor, speaker, counselor, small group facilitator, and leadership developer. Partnering with God in His redemption of people and circumstances is her favorite thing. Ginger studied Christian Formation and Discipleship at Vanguard University and earned an MA in Counseling Ministry from Cal Baptist.
She enjoys spending time at the beach and Disneyland, being with the one she loves, and coffee.
Ginger has been married to David for over twenty years and is mother to their four children.
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Rick and Maria Adams have been privileged to serve God and His people in various Vineyard churches for nearly thirty years. They enjoy careers in education and business, respectively. Their passions and interests include building community, spending time with family, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors. They have two wonderful adult children, Keri and Taylor.