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Leadership

Pastors and leaders are called to serve our church so it can reach our community with the love of Jesus in ever-increasing ways.

We would love to connect and meet with you (seriously, we really would!) so feel free to email us to connect with someone from our leadership or if you have any questions about the Arvada Vineyard.

Jay Pathak

Jay Pathak

Founding Pastor & National Director of Vineyard USA
Jay Pathak

Jay Pathak is the Lead Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard, a family of neighborhood churches. He and his wife, Danielle, planted the church in 2001. Jay strategically guides the mission and vision of the churches as a whole and is the main teaching pastor. Over the last 20 years, he has spoken nationally and internationally for Vineyard and other church networks.

Committed to engaging and impacting those outside the church, Jay co-wrote the book, The Art of Neighboring, with Dave Runyon. His passion for sharing his faith with the people around him is at the center of his calling. Jay is a humble, empowering leader who is passionate about raising up leaders around him; his strengths, in particular, lie in strategically placing people on teams where they thrive. Additionally, he regularly thinks of ministry in the city and developing relationships and partnerships in the city, government and across denominational lines.

Jay has a BA in Philosophy from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. He served on the Vineyard executive team for 5 years and helped lead the ReOrg team for the Vineyard. He is currently serving as the national director for Vineyard USA. Jay met his wife, Danielle, in high school and they were married in 1998; they have two beautiful daughters, Jasmine and Sofia. Whenever possible, you’ll find him on the golf course, hanging out with his friends and family or enjoying a nice scotch. Maybe all together!

Becky Carr

Becky Carr

Elder
Becky Carr

Becky Carr is an Elder at Arvada Vineyard.

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Ryan Rowlette

Elder
Ryan Rowlette

Ryan Rowlette is an elder at Arvada Vineyard.

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Anabeth Morgan

Worship Pastor
Anabeth Morgan

Anabeth Morgan is a worship leader, songwriter and one of the staff pastors at the Mile High Vineyard neighborhood churches since 2011. Anabeth has been an integral part of Vineyard Worship as a leader, artist and writer, serving at Vineyard churches in Houston, Columbus, and Kansas City. She also currently serves as associate pastor for the Arvada Vineyard.

She is deeply passionate about God’s presence and loves to lean into the Spirit of God in worship and prayer. Her ability to listen to the Holy Spirit, whether leading worship or groups of people, has given God the opportunity to do wonderful things in people’s lives. She loves sharing her intimate faith in God with others, enjoys being hospitable, and is always sensitive to the people and environment around her.

Anabeth has appeared on many Vineyard albums such as Cultivation Generation: Servant Wide Awake and My Foundation; Vineyard National Conference: I Love Your Presence and Wonderful. In December 2017 she finished writing and recording her first studio album A Place Your Glory Dwells. Recently, she has had songs You Meet Me Here and Heaven’s Work released through Vineyard Worship and has published other worship songs in collaboration with other songwriters. Ironically enough, Anabeth’s studies at Mississippi State University included biology, psychology, and exercise science. She was married to Kyle in 2003 and they have two amazing children, Jovie and Miles. She was raised in Memphis, TN and continues to have a Southern accent—which everyone loves.

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Lyndsey Bell

Children’s Director
Lyndsey Bell

Lyndsey Bell is the Children’s Church Director at the Mile High Vineyard, since 2012. Lyndsey coordinates the curriculum and provides training resources to support all our neighborhood churches. Additionally, she partners with families in teaching their children about God, community and service.

Knowing the impact that even a short amount of time in church can have on a child, the Mile High Vineyard has always believed that our Sunday Children’s Church isn’t just “childcare” but a place to build relationships and teach kids how to connect with Jesus in their own way. Lyndsey, through and through, is an advocate for kids and is passionate about helping them connect to Jesus in a way that is developmentally relevant to them. She uses her strengths in creativity and imagination to create fun and engaging ways for kids to explore faith.

Lyndsey is a graduate of Messiah College (Grantham, Pennsylvania) with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice. She and her husband Doug, who have been married since 2001, have two children: Jeremiah and Abigail. She loves to sew, rock climb and cheer on her son, Jeremiah, at the dirt bike track.

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Tom White

Tom White

Church Planting Resident
Tom White

Tom White is a church planting resident with Mile High Vineyard. He moved to Denver in the summer of 2023 from England to be trained with our team to plant a church in the Denver Metro Area. Before moving to Denver he was an assistant pastor at a Vineyard church in Newcastle, England, and has led worship in various settings for around 20 years. Tom has been lucky enough to go on a number of mission trips abroad, including six months in Fiji with YWAM as well as trips to the Philippines, South Africa and Kenya. Before becoming a pastor, he spent nearly a decade working as a journalist, covering stories across the UK as well as around the world—such as refugee camps in the Middle East and touring New Zealand with Prince Harry.

Tom is married to Hannah and they have two daughters, Layla and Eliana. His favorite past times are hiking and wild camping in the mountains, photography, reading and playing music.

Tina Fowler

Tina Fowler

Facility Manager & Administrator
Tina Fowler

Tina is the Arvada Vineyard Facility Manager & Administrator.

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Arvada Vineyard Elders

Ryan Rowlette, Becky Carr, Greg Langley
Arvada Vineyard Elders

Arvada Vineyard has a group of elders beyond our pastoral staff that help lead and guide our church. Arvada Elders include Ryan Rowlette, Becky Carr, and Greg Langley.

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As part of the Mile High Vineyard family of neighborhood churches, our leadership is made up of local pastors & leaders and a central staff. Meet the MHV leadership.

Jay Pathak

Jay Pathak

Founding Pastor & National Director of Vineyard USA
Jay Pathak

Jay Pathak is the Lead Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard, a family of neighborhood churches. He and his wife, Danielle, planted the church in 2001. Jay strategically guides the mission and vision of the churches as a whole and is the main teaching pastor. Over the last 20 years, he has spoken nationally and internationally for Vineyard and other church networks.

Committed to engaging and impacting those outside the church, Jay co-wrote the book, The Art of Neighboring, with Dave Runyon. His passion for sharing his faith with the people around him is at the center of his calling. Jay is a humble, empowering leader who is passionate about raising up leaders around him; his strengths, in particular, lie in strategically placing people on teams where they thrive. Additionally, he regularly thinks of ministry in the city and developing relationships and partnerships in the city, government and across denominational lines.

Jay has a BA in Philosophy from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. He served on the Vineyard executive team for 5 years and helped lead the ReOrg team for the Vineyard. He is currently serving as the national director for Vineyard USA. Jay met his wife, Danielle, in high school and they were married in 1998; they have two beautiful daughters, Jasmine and Sofia. Whenever possible, you’ll find him on the golf course, hanging out with his friends and family or enjoying a nice scotch. Maybe all together!

Kathy Maskell

Kathy Maskell

Lead Pastor, East Denver Vineyard
Kathy Maskell

Kathy Maskell is the lead pastor at East Denver Vineyard. She joined the MHV staff in 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic, much to our delight. She also leads the Vineyard Justice Network and served on the Executive Board for Vineyard USA.

Her heart for justice is shaped by her previous advocacy work with Love146 (an organization committed to ending child sex-trafficking), studying abolitionist movements, and creating intentional spaces for deep conversation and meaningful action for biblical justice.

Kathy was raised by Buddhist parents and came to faith while earning a degree in English from the University of Chicago and went on to get an M.S. Ed from City College (CUNY), and an M.Div. in systematic theology at Union Theological Seminary (NYC). She and her husband, Caleb, co-planted the Elm City Vineyard and have two children, Josiah and Emmanuelle.  Some of her favorite things to do right now are exploring her new city for awesome museums and the tastiest breakfast places for dates.

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Scott Engebretson

Lead Pastor, Northwest Vineyard
Scott Engebretson

Scott serves as Lead Pastor of the Northwest Vineyard. He joined the Mile High team in 2021. Before moving to Denver, Scott and Hannah, his wife, served at Vineyard Columbus for nine years. In Columbus, Scott served in various leadership roles, primarily leading a Campus congregation and working with the church planting team. Before Columbus, Scott and Hannah served in churches in Mississippi and New Jersey.

Scott has a deep heart to call people and help them to live into the abundant grace of Jesus that brings forgiveness, healing, and transformation. He has a passion for the work of the local church, to welcome people into community and send them out into their neighborhoods with stories of hope and grace. He also loves to see people to be released and activated to serve in the Kingdom.

Scott and Hannah, his wife, met in seminary and married in 2006. Hannah was born and raised in Zambia, Africa, where her parents served 18 years as missionaries and church planters. They have three kids – Ella, Dylan, and Lincoln. After Scott and Hannah graduated from seminary, Scott continued in school to pursue a Master of Theology degree at Princeton Theological Seminary and then completed a PhD in Biblical Studies focusing on the Old Testament. In a former life, Scott earned his Bachelor of Urban Planning degree at the University of Cincinnati and his dissertation focused on urban planning in ancient Israel. He loves relationships, reading, music (of all sorts), and visiting cities of all shapes and sizes. Scott is also a rather fervent Indianapolis Colts fan.

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Christian Summers

Christian Summers

Lead Pastor, Lakewood Vineyard
Christian Summers

Christian Summers serves as the lead pastor of the Lakewood Vineyard. Originally he came on staff with the Arvada Vineyard in the early 2000s, during a time when the church had grown quite large. He helped pioneer our family of neighborhood churches by planting the Lakewood Vineyard in 2015. Christian has previously served as youth pastor for five years at his father’s church, and also served for a number of years as a missionary in the Philippines.

Anywhere Christian goes, he is the life of the party! He excels at making connections with others and creating a fun and dynamic atmosphere where authentic community happens. Having a variety of ministry experience, Christian brings a unique perspective to our team.

Christian grew up as a pastor’s kid, seeing up-close the joys and costs of ministry in his own family. He attended Lee University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Recreation. He later earned a Certificate of Ministry from Berean School of the Bible. Christian met his wife, Bridget, at college they were soon married soon after, in 2004. Christian and Bridget have three wonderful kids, Riley, Caed and Eliana. Being a Colorado native, he enjoys all things outdoors such as snowboarding, mountain biking and surfing.

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Anabeth Morgan

Worship Pastor
Anabeth Morgan

Anabeth Morgan is a worship leader, songwriter and one of the staff pastors at the Mile High Vineyard neighborhood churches since 2011. Anabeth has been an integral part of Vineyard Worship as a leader, artist and writer, serving at Vineyard churches in Houston, Columbus, and Kansas City. She also currently serves as associate pastor for the Arvada Vineyard.

She is deeply passionate about God’s presence and loves to lean into the Spirit of God in worship and prayer. Her ability to listen to the Holy Spirit, whether leading worship or groups of people, has given God the opportunity to do wonderful things in people’s lives. She loves sharing her intimate faith in God with others, enjoys being hospitable, and is always sensitive to the people and environment around her.

Anabeth has appeared on many Vineyard albums such as Cultivation Generation: Servant Wide Awake and My Foundation; Vineyard National Conference: I Love Your Presence and Wonderful. In December 2017 she finished writing and recording her first studio album A Place Your Glory Dwells. Recently, she has had songs You Meet Me Here and Heaven’s Work released through Vineyard Worship and has published other worship songs in collaboration with other songwriters. Ironically enough, Anabeth’s studies at Mississippi State University included biology, psychology, and exercise science. She was married to Kyle in 2003 and they have two amazing children, Jovie and Miles. She was raised in Memphis, TN and continues to have a Southern accent—which everyone loves.

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Becca Knudsen

Executive Pastor
Becca Knudsen

Becca Knudsen serves as the Executive Pastor for all our Mile High Vineyard churches. Knowing every staff role, she creates timelines and plans that hold the whole structure together and she feels most at home when she cues others to play their part and shine. Becca has helped to establish structure and culture in our churches which create space for our staff to operate from a deeper place of peace and margin. Becca and Chris also planted one of our neighborhood churches, the Northwest Vineyard in 2016.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Becca moved to Colorado in 2005 to pursue a Master’s in Music at the University of Colorado. While finishing her Masters, she realized and embraced her desire to do ministry. Her education in classical music has equipped her to hold the tension of planning, executing, and being disciplined all while creating a beautiful work of art. This translates into ministry better than she ever could have imagined when applied to the intentionality required to lead teams and people, while also pulling out of them the beauty that God designed.

Becca and her husband Chris, whom she met in middle school, were married in 2004. They have two children, Eloise and Soren. In her free time, you might be able to convince her to belt out a little opera, catch her reading a book, lifting weights or spending time with her family and friends.

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Ben Folman

Pastor of Discipleship & Administration
Ben Folman

Ben Folman serves as the Mile High Vineyard pastor of Discipleship and Administration, and has been part of the MHV staff since the fall of 2017. In his role he serves our pastors and staff through strategy development, organizational management, and helping our team be successful at what they do. Prior to this role, Ben served as lead pastor of the Westminster Vineyard and the Salida Vineyard; he got his start at the Duluth Vineyard and served as their associate pastor in the 2000s.

Having served in just about every capacity in a church over the course of two decades, Ben brings a great strength to the team, much to his delight. His inner drive for organization and excellence translates into enhancing the success and professionalism of our pastors in their roles. He also cares deeply about seeing people formed into the likeness of Jesus, and so enjoys mentoring, teaching and preaching.

Ben joined the Army Reserves after high school then attended the University of Minnesota–Duluth as an elementary education major until he sensed God’s call into ministry at age 20. He later pursued ministry training through Vineyard Leadership Institute, his local church, and as many books as he could get his hands on and has been doing pastoral ministry his entire adult life. He married his wonderful wife, Jenny, in 2002 and has three amazing children, Sophie, Caleb and Owen. Outside of ministry, you will find him running mountain trails any chance he gets and exploring the outdoors with his family.

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Hannah Engebretson

Hannah Engebretson

Executive Assistant
Hannah Engebretson

Hannah serves as an Executive Assistant to our Executive Pastor—and is a lifesaver on all things organization and management. She is incredible at managing projects related to all our Mile High churches, getting new hires onboarded to our team, and knowing the ins and outs of our many of the Human Resources systems related to running a church.

Hannah grew up as a PK (pastor’s kid) and MK (missionary’s kid). Her parents were missionaries in Zambia, Africa for 18 years and they have been in pastoral ministry her whole life—so she grew up around church and ministry things, but didn’t come to know Jesus until after college. Shortly after that, she felt called to ministry, so she went to seminary in 2004 and graduated with her MDiv degree in 2007. Before coming to Mile High, her and her husband (Scott) we were at Vineyard Columbus for 9 years where she served in Women’s Ministry, Kids Ministry and at our local campus church (Sawmill Campus).

Hannah and Scott met in seminary and have been married since 2006. They have 3 kids – Ella, 14 years old; Dylan, 11 years old; and Lincoln, 8 years old. When she’s not doing ministry, she loves spending time with friends and family, going to concerts, reading, interior design and trying to keep her houseplants alive.

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Lindsey Arnold

Administrative Assistant
Lindsey Arnold

Lindsey Arnold is Administrative Assistant for the Mile High Vineyard. She and her husband Nick started attending MHV in 2006, and Lindsey came on staff in 2009. As an Administrative Assistant, Lindsey is a vital member of our team, helping connect people into our church community (through visitor follow-up and Sunday service follow-up) and adeptly managing much of our behind-the-scenes operations (including some financial management). She faithfully manages many of the behind-the-scenes organizational tasks that help our churches run smoothly.

Lindsey is an incredible servant on our team! She truly believes in and supports what Jesus is doing in the MHV community and feels privileged to be a part of that work in any capacity. More recently she has been leaning into intercession and prayer ministry, serving at our Northwest Vineyard church in this role.

Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado Denver. Lindsey and Nick, whom she met in college, were married in 2006 and have three children: Ellie, Ava and Eli.  She loves planning intentional get togethers with her friends and spending time in the mountains with her family.

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