Leadership Team


Richard and Lora Clinton - Senior Pastors

Richard and Lora are the senior leaders of the Springs Vineyard.  They are launching into their 4th decade in ministry. Before taking this current position, Richard served in pastoral roles at other Vineyards in the U.S. and Switzerland. In addition to planting numerous churches, he served in the leadership team in the D.A.CH. which is the Vineyard association for the German speaking world. Richard has also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA) and a number of other graduate schools around the world.

More importantly, Richard and Lora have a passion for God and expressing that through worship, helping people experience the powerful presence of God, teaching and training people to walk with God and helping people get better connected to God. 

Richard’s other passions include fishing, playing golf and enjoying living in beautiful Colorado. Lora’s passions include things like a good shopping adventure, decorating and doing some art projects around the house. 

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Kathy Emeis - Children's Ministry Director

Kathy Emeis has been at the Vineyard for about 6 years. She has volunteered and worked in Children's MInistry for over 20 years. She finds the greatest joy in working with children. It keeps her young and makes her happy.

Kathy also works in the public schools as a counselor and previously as a school psychologist. She likes hiking, biking and swimming. She loves snow and reading mystery novels.

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Sarah Wells - CoExecutive Pastor

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Leadership Team:

Richard & Lora Clinton

Brad & Amy Quicksall

Brad and Amy Quicksall have lived in Colorado Springs for over 17 years after relocating from Columbus, Ohio.  

Amy was raised in Oregon, graduating from Seattle Pacific University. She worked in the publishing field, specifically in marketing for 14 years at Pearson Education and then David C. Cook. She now spends her time raising and homeschooling their son and volunteering at the church. Her passions are cultivating daily intimacy with Jesus, community building, hiking, cooking, and travel.

Brad grew up in Ohio, graduating from Denison University and Capital University Law School. He was the press secretary for the Columbus Mayor and went on to become National PR Manager for Wendy's International, spending much of his time with founder Dave Thomas. As memorable as that was, his favorite jobs were with Christian organizations - Bible Literature International and David C Cook, where he set up programs overseas for families, children, and pastors. That work took him on over 60 missions-related trips to five continents, including 40 to India. His interests include golf, hiking, photography and raising their son, whom he adores, with Amy (whom he also adores).

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Jake & Bethany Smith

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Josh Wells & Sarah Wells

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Steve Wint

Steve's roles in the Springs Vineyard are centered around worship, media, and leadership. By trade, he is an electrical engineer and brings his background in "high tech" to the Springs Vineyard to help apply technology more transparently to promote worship. He has been involved in music ministries in many churches, including several Vineyard churches, large and small, since Jr. high school, playing flute, acoustic guitar, bass, and piano/keyboard. Steve's hobbies include hiking in the mountains, playing (and recording) music, woodworking, and wine making. 

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