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Vineyard Community Services

Is the successor non-profit, 501.c3 Minnesota Corporation to South Metro Vineyard Church. Since 2007 the Fruit of the Vine operated as a ministry of the church.  Since January 1, 2013, Vineyard Community Services began operations as its own tax-exempt organization separate from the church.

As a community organization and being faith-based our vision is to extend the truth, power, and love of God to build friendships and perpetuate compassion within our communities, one life at a time.

Our Mission

Is to serve individuals and families (our "Neighbors") in crisis, to meet their basic needs and provide opportunities for wholeness and self-sufficiency.

Our intention is to welcome all who enter our doors as equals, respecting their dignity and accepting without judgment. We encourage those we serve to develop their capacity for independence. We are thrifty with our resources, generous in our hospitality, and responsible to the communities that support us.

Vineyard Community Services

Is the successor non-profit, 501.c3 Minnesota Corporation to South Metro Vineyard Church. Since 2007 the Fruit of the Vine operated as a ministry of the church.  Since January 1, 2013, Vineyard Community Services began operations as its own tax-exempt organization separate from the church.

As a community organization and being faith-based our vision is to extend the truth, power, and love of God to build friendships and perpetuate compassion within our communities, one life at a time.

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Our Mission

Is to serve individuals and families (our "Neighbors") in crisis, to meet their basic needs and provide opportunities for wholeness and self-sufficiency.

Our intention is to welcome all who enter our doors as equals, respecting their dignity and accepting without judgment. We encourage those we serve to develop their capacity for independence. We are thrifty with our resources, generous in our hospitality, and responsible to the communities that support us.

Meet the Core Team

Our organization is operated by a core team of leaders that carry out the mission and vision of the organization in partnership with sister partners.

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Brian Geraty, Executive Director

Brian Geraty has been the Executive Director of Vineyard Community Services since 2012; prior to that he was the Program Director for the Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf since 2008. He is a Pastor in the Vineyard Church and a father of six with his wife Kimberly.

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Edna Browder, Program Director

Edna is a founding board member of Vineyard Community Services and the Program Director since 2012. Ms. Browder is a retired Chicago native that has a deep passion for our senior community!

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Miguel Aviles, Pastor La Vina de Burnsville

Miguel has been the Program Manager and Community Organizer since 2012. Him and his wife Rocio are the Lead Pastors of the La Vina church and passionate for serving the community.

Next Steps...

Are you interested in joining the team, we would love to hear your story and join your journey!