Get to know me.

When I was 7 years old, shortly after the Northridge Earthquake, my family and I started attending the Valley Vineyard and immediately found home.  Over the years I fell in love with worshiping God and in high school joined the youth worship team.  After high school, I studied business administration and journalism while working in management in various retail stores.  I continued to serve in ministry on the main service worship team while attending college and working. Then in 2003 I was asked to join the staff as the Bookstore Manager and I happily accepted. It is a pleasure to serve the Lord with my gifting in business as ministry.

As the bookstore manager, it is my goal to stock relevant and formational books that are in line with our beliefs and convictions at the Vineyard.  Additionally, I make sure to have gift items and greeting cards for any on-the-go needs, which include movies tickets and postage stamps.  At the bookstore, we also enjoy hosting book signings and author Q and A events. My hope someday is to convert our little store into a Bookstore Café where we offer specialty coffee drinks along with more streamlined book and gift offerings, as well as live music and other events.

My husband Damon and I are recently married and love to worship together.  We work with the youth group focusing our time on worship team development.  Also, we lead the Ignite Young Adults Group at our home Friday evenings.  Together we enjoy music and the outdoors, and we value spending time with family and friends.

Lauren can be contacted by email at:
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