Staff and Elders

  • Pastor John Czech

    Pastor Czech has been a pastor and church planter in Illinois, Washington, and Wisconsin. He loves to see God bringing purpose and joy into individuals' lives. Aside from his work at Living Vine, Pastor Czech loves fishing for salmon in Washington state and watching movies with his family.

  • Chris Ashwood

    Chris is the worship director at Living Vine. He is an all around music man, who loves the Lord, his family and enjoys a good campfire to hang out with.  Chris lives to serve in many ways, including serving the homeless and those in need, through the program that he started; Starts With Socks. 

  • Paul Ashwood

    Paul is an elder, men's group leader, and technology specialist at Living Vine. In addition, Paul plays drums in the Praise band along with his wife and son. In his free time, he likes playing music, spending time with his family(especially grandkids, and tending his garden. 

  • Jeffrey Gratz

    Jeffrey is a Living Vine Elder and the current Treasurer. He is a Hudson native and raised his family here as well. In his free time, he prioritizes spending quality time with his family and friends; and enjoys God's great outdoors while traveling, camping, hunting and fishing. 

  • June Sather

    Serving on the Elder team at Living Vine is both an honor and a privilege. Her deepest love, after God, is for her family and especially everything involved with being Grandma to her two grandkids. During the summer you'll find her caring for her flower beds or camping, Winters you'll find her with good books and puzzles of all types(usually under a warm blanket). Other hobbies include crafting, sewing, decorating and crocheting. 

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