Although we do not shy away from the importance of "point leadership" our organizational culture is based on:
Co-Creation and Collaboration
Listening to Each Other and Holy Spirit
Out of the Box Thinking
Willingness to Risk
PASTORAL TEAM, SUPPORT STAFF, ELDERSHIP, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Administration & Communications
The Pastoral Team, the Elders Team and the BOD make up the voting and legal membership of the Kelowna Vineyard. Support staff do not carry this responsibiity. We value family. There will be several within our team dynamic that hold a role “as couples” but this is neither a requirement nor expectation that we place on any married leader. We also are egalitarian in our polity and ecclesiology. This then allows for women to be fully recognized in any position of leadership apart from their spouse.
Also, those who are single and celibate, whether men or women, may hold any position of leadership within the KVine structure. If a married couple does not have a sense of calling where both people in the marriage covenant are in leadership, the voice of the spouse is always valued and has a place in all conversation and decision processes even if they do not carry voting authority. Spouses are always welcome at any of our meetings.