Happy & Dianne are true partners in providing the senior leadership for The Vineyard Church - Urbana (IL). The partnership began over 30 years ago when they met and married at the University of Illinois. After a few years in secular careers, they founded the Vineyard in 1978.
The change in their lives came when Dianne was declared infertile by two major hospitals. A friend suggested they pray for children. Hap & Di did, and God blessed them with five natural children (four boys and one girl). From this life-changing experience, they started a Bible study that grew into the current Vineyard. The focus from the beginning has been healing, the Holy Spirit, and the Kingdom of God.
Happy has served in various roles throughout Vineyard USA. In additional to being a current Vineyard USA Board member, Happy is the Regional Overseer for the Midwest Region. Happy also directs Vineyard Partners (a group of 30 churches) which is involved in Vineyard church planting throughout central Mexico.
Dianne is actively involved in the local church by leading the ALPHA and prayer ministries. She is also a highly gifted speaker who is often a crowd favorite.
The Vineyard Church
1500 N. Lincoln
Urbana, IL 61801