Michael and Brenda Gatlin moved to Duluth and became Senior Pastors of the Duluth Vineyard in October of 1997.
Before becoming a full time pastor, Michael was self-employed as an artist and designer in the Twin Cities for 11 years. He studied pastoral ministry and art and design at too many schools to mention and helped plant Vineyard churches.
Michael’s dream is to help to lead a church community that really does love God with everything, and love people, and to help multiply that community everywhere we possibly can. He has a passion to help equip and release the next few generations of leaders to personally experience and bring to others the power and presence of the resurrected Christ.
Michael also enjoys riding almost any motorcycle ever made, eating really tasty food, making his house a bit more beautiful, playing music, snuggling with his wife, spending time with his kids, and long walks in the moonlight along the shores of lake Superior!
In 2021, Brenda stepped down as co-senior pastor to begin a full time role with Vineyard USA as a Super Regional Leader. Brenda continues to preach, teach, and pastor at the Duluth Vineyard as one of our best volunteers.