Jessica Ketola, Lead Pastor
Jessica is the Lead Pastor of the church and strategically guides the mission and vision of the church as a whole, is the main teaching pastor, trains leaders and oversees the staff. Jessica has been passionate about the church most of her life - challenging the status quo, exploring what it means to truly follow Jesus and pushing into holistic ways of being the church. Jessica is on the instructional team for Leadership in the New Parish Certificate at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, a practitioner think-tank to equip leaders in reimagining missional innovation & church revitalization in the neighborhood, and serves as Board Chair of Turning Point, a non-profit birthed out of our faith community serving at-risk youth and underserved families. Jessica has also completed Sustainable Faith's School of Spiritual Direction and loves exploring the movement of God in the lives of others. Jessica is an artist and brings her creativity to VCC in many ways and has been a worship leader and songwriter for over 25 years. Jessica and her husband, David, have four children and live in Shoreline working for the good of their neighborhood.
Dr. Rose Madrid Swetman, Pastor Emeritus & Teaching Pastor
Rose is our Pastor Emeritus, having led as Lead Pastor for almost 20 years and now serves on the teaching team. Currently, Rose is the Regional Leader for the Northwest Region of Vineyard USA and provides oversight and encouragement for Vineyard churches throughout Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. She is the Founder of Turning Point, a non-profit birthed out of our faith community serving at-risk youth and underserved families. Rose holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, WA, focused on Transformational Leadership for the Global City and wrote her dissertation on The Practicing Church. Rose teaches Leadership as an adjunct professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She is married to Rich and they have a blended family of eight children, their spouses and at this count, twenty-two grandchildren!