Our Staff & Leaders

Tony Ranvestal

Tony Ranvestel

Tony is the Lead Pastor of Vida Springs Church and is responsible for preaching, vision, staff development, and overall care for the people of​ ​Vida Springs.​ ​He was previously the​ Lead Pastor of Clear River Church ​in Lafayette, IN​, ​which he helped plant in 2006. Before he was a pastor, Tony was studying to be a Tropical Biologist and did research on stream ecosystems in Central America. He loves college football, fishing in streams, hiking trails and exploring local Gainesville cuisine with his wife, Sarah. They have been married since 2002 and have five kids, Raya, Brooks, Max, Jude and Phoebe.

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Kurt McConnell

Kurt McConnell

Kurt is a Staff Pastor at Vida Springs Church and is responsible for overseeing the small groups, service teams and administration of Vida Springs. Kurt was on staff as a pastor at Clear River Church in Lafayette, IN and moved to Gainesville to help plant and establish Vida Springs. Kurt enjoys playing basically any kind of sport, board games and doing home projects in his free time. He and his wife, Karissa, have been married since 2010 and have two kids, Kyren and Mackenzie.

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Taylor & Rachel Jenkinson

Taylor serves as our worship leader at Vida Springs. In addition to leading the church in worship and leading the band musically, he also invests in developing those with musical abilities so they can use their gifts in the church. When he is not working or playing music, you might find him on a basketball court draining some jump shots.

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Rachel, who graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Elementary Education, served as the Kids' Church Director at Clear River Church in Lafayette, IN before moving to Gainesville with her husband, Taylor, to help plant Vida Springs. She leads Vida Kids, our kids program, and trains and develops our teachers and helpers. She does an amazing job implementing and overseeing a creative curriculum and works hard to make sure our kids have a great ​experience​ on Sunday mornings!

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Andrew Miller

​Andrew Miller

​​Andrew ​is our numbers guy. He serves as the bookkeeper and accountant for Vida Springs Church which includes organizing ​and recording ​the church finances, budgets, and bank accounts. Thankfully, he is very organized and good at math.

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Vida Springs is a multi-ethnic, Bible based, non-denominational, Christian church located in Gainesville, FL.

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