Duluth, Minnesota

About Duluth, Minnesota

We are home to about 90,000 people in the city and over 250,000 in the metropolitan area. Known for it’s natural beauty sitting at the tip of the largest fresh water lake in the world and at one end of the largest fresh water sand bar. It plays host to a myriad of outdoor competitive sports everything from marathons to sled dog races. There is a lively college scene in Duluth with 3 major Universities all within a couple miles of each other. Duluth is known as the most civicly engaged city in America with one of the highest voter turn outs and volunteer per capita, which leads to an amazing amount of service taking place through non-profits and community events. It’s a lively place to live and serve.

About The Vineyard Church, Duluth

The Vineyard Church – Duluth

Our vision is to be an authentic community of Christians who live out the message of Jesus and the Bible in such a real way that others would experience the love and mercy of God. Our mission is to teach anyone who seriously commits themselves to Jesus how to do everything Jesus said to do (we figure this ought to take us the next couple of years or so). Not only do we long to be a church that impacts the Twin Ports area with this great news about Jesus, we want to establish other church plants that will do the same. We believe that God wants us to create a place where those who are “not-yet-Christians” and those who are Christians without a church home could come to learn about Jesus. We desire to create a place where we can worship God in a laid-back environment with music we like! We also want an atmosphere that is comfortable for people who were not accustomed to “church stuff.” This has created a place where everything we do is in a style that is understandable and meaningful to a younger generation. We are really excited to host HLI and see it walk out that same vision

Duluth Staff


Mike is passionate about equipping people do to what they were made to do and seeing the Kingdom of God bring freedom in peoples lives. He has been apart of that through a variety of ways including; campus ministry leadership while attending University of Minnesota Duluth (graduating with a Political Science degree focusing on International Relations), a college ministry internship, completion of Vineyard Leadership Institute and now as a pastor of Small Group Community and Men’s Ministry all through the Duluth Vineyard. He is excited to see how God is going to use all that experience to raise up the next generation of Heroic Leaders! Jess has been heavily involved at the Duluth Vineyard for 4 years. After graduating from University Minnesota Duluth with a degree in psychology and working with at-risk youth through a variety of non-profits in Minnesota she found herself back in Duluth. Jesus captured her heart and it has been a wild ride of leading small groups, graduating from Vineyard Leadership Institute, working as an office manager (at the Duluth Vineyard) and now getting to point young adults towards their creator, so they may find their identity in Him and then join in on what the Father is doing to change the world!

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