Our conference theme is “From Nations to Neighbors: Loving My Community, Transforming Our World”. The nations/peoples of the world have come to us. They live in our neighborhoods. How do I love my community? How do we truly become neighbors to them and to all those living around us? Do we even know their names? Jay Pathak, lead pastor of Mile High Vineyard Church in Denver, and co-author of The Art of Neighboring, will lead us on a journey with insights on how we can love and impact our neighbors, and thereby transform our world.
Prior to planting Mile High Vineyard in 2001, Jay served as a leader in the Columbus Vineyard’s young-adult ministry, Joshua House, and as an intern to the senior pastor, Rich Nathan, in Columbus, Ohio. As the Lead Pastor of the MHV, Jay strategically guides the mission and vision of the church as a whole, is the main teaching pastor and provides oversight to each of our neighborhood churches. He has spoken nationally and internationally for Vineyard and other groups in both conference and classroom settings. In addition, he is a member of Vineyard USA’s Executive Team.
Committed to engaging and impacting those outside the church walls, Jay created the Engage video series with Carl Medearis – a seven-week course designed to create space to discuss the person and teachings of Jesus in an non-threatening environment – and co-wrote the book, The Art of Neighboring, with Dave
Runyon. This unique and challenging book asks the question: “What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live right next door?”
Jay has a BA in Philosophy from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. He and his wife, Danielle, were married in 1998 and have two daughters, Jasmine and Sofia.