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.
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.
Jesse Meyer - Staff Pastor: Worship
HUNGRY FOR GOD. THIRSTY FOR SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE. LOVER OF AMBIENT GUITAR TONES, SONGWRITING, AND SASQUACH (SERIOUSLY).
Husband to his beautiful wife Larissa, father of four amazing children 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 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!
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.
Joel Sikha - Staff Pastor: Youth
Passionate in worship and in Word. Passionate for Christ. Dedicated to bringing that passion to the youth and seeing it unleashed within them.
Joel and his wife Megan have dedicated their lives to pastoring the youth of Vineyard Boise, leading them into deepening rhythms of Spirit and Truth. And having plenty of fun, too, in a mid-week youth gathering, a Sunday youth service during second service on most Sundays, retreats, overnighters, and whatever other opportunities God opens for our youth to be engaged in a passionate pursuit of God’s heart.
Ranger Bud - Staff Pastor: Children
Ranger Bud is a Vineyard Boise vintage tradition, our hometown hero.
For years Ranger Bud led our children in the Rockin’ V Ranch children’s ministry with his Wild West Show. Children who once sat at his feet --now grown and with their own children -- still sing his songs and remember his lessons. Bud Reberry was away for a spell serving God in other pastures and planting a church, but now he has returned to his true life calling: to be a pastor of the children of the Vineyard Boise community as Ranger Bud with his Rescue Rangers on Mount Adventure. Ranger Bud is singing new songs, and sharing God’s heart with a whole new generation – leading our entire community to say one thing: “Yee-haw!”
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).
Jeremiah Carlson - Staff Pastor: Cultivation Young Adult
A Husband to Kara, a Father to Emberlin, Lovelin and Valor. A friend to many, a writer of music and a lover of people.
Jeremiah and his wife Kara have 3 amazing kids (Emberlin, Lovelin and Valor) and are passionate about seeing people become authentic disciples of Jesus. They moved to Boise from Nashville, TN where Jeremiah was focusing full-time on his music career as the lead singer of the band The Neverclaim. Before they moved to Nashville in 2013, he was the youth/young adult pastor at the Vancouver Vineyard Church in Vancouver, WA for 10 years as well as the Vineyard Movements NW Youth Task Force Director for 6 years. He and Kara also both started a nationally known conference ministry "Cultivation Generation" and have joined the Vineyard Boise staff as the Young Adult Pastor feeling called by God to begin to cultivate and contend for the hearts of young people.
Amber Gunstream - Staff Pastor: Women
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 currently enrolled in a 2-year program in Spiritual Formation. Amber is currently one of our key pastors on staff, equipping the rest of the pastoral staff in fulfilling our pastoral vocation through our own spiritual formation and personal growth. She also oversees Vineyard Women (and more!) and does her share of pastoral counseling for both individuals and couples.
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.”