Syracuse Site Ministries

God has given everyone natural talents, spiritual gifts and heart passions. As a church we want to help everyone find their unique combination of these and how they can use that to serve others and honor Jesus. Serving is more fun and life giving when we nail it. To help with that we offer a three-week Discovery Class to allow you to discover the unique way God made you. Below are a number of different serving opportunities. For more information on ministry opportunities, or volunteering at the Vineyard you can contact Ted at

Buildings and Grounds Team

The Buildings and Grounds team works to maintain and improve the facility and the area around the facility. Volunteers work on projects such as painting, general maintenance, landscaping, or specialized trades. Project times vary, but generally something is happening once a month. For more information, contact Shelly Johnson at

Youth Ministry Team

We have a fun and engaging youth program for Jr. and Sr. high schoolers. Our leaders all have a thorough background check and go through training to equip themselves for dealing with the issues this ministry presents. Come join us! For more information contact Amanda Ward at

Bookstore Team

If you have an interest in books and music, basic computer and math skills, and a desire to serve after service this could be your niche! The only other requirement is a friendly smile. Be ready to reap the benefit of meeting new people! For more information contact Shelly Johnson at

Vineyard Kids Team

Jess McCray is in charge of our Children’s Ministry at the Vineyard. We seek to introduce children to the love of Jesus. We do this through exciting, energetic, and interactive programs for infants through fifth-graders. For more information contact Jess McCray at

Food Pantry Team

Our Food Pantry assists families and individuals in need, by supplying groceries. The team works on Thursday mornings, stocking the shelves, and Saturday afternoons distributing food. For more information contact Gwen Elmer at

Weekend Hospitality Team

If you enjoy warm interactions, preparing and serving delicious snacks, and working in a fun environment, then the hospitality team is for you. You can set up, clean up, prepare or serve food. All that is required is a great smile and a desire to serve. If you are interested in this ministry please contact Shannon Burdick at

Hospital Visitation Team

This is a ministry for people who are interested in praying for the sick and comforting people in need. For more information contact Paula Oxford at

Host Team

Our vision as the Vineyard Host Team is to show intentional hospitality to every person who walks through our door. Whether it is through a warm hello as we open a door or just a friendly face ready to help. Our job is to help people relax and feel at home. For more information contact Gwen Elmer at or call 315-407-8463.

Connection Coaches

Did you have someone guide you when your relationship with Jesus was new? Do you wish you’d had a guide? Provide that support for someone else just starting out in their faith! Connection Coaches help new believers establish a healthy, growing relationship with Jesus and the church. For more information contact Bill Kaleta at

Prayer Team

We have two opportunities for people to pray for the needs of others. One is a team that prays for the connection card prayer requests. Contact Don Caruana for more information at

Safety Team

We at the Vineyard aim to provide an environment where people can relax and feel that they truly are in a safe place. The Safety Teams primary responsibility is to provide a calm, reassuring, approachable presence and to help anyone who may be in need. For more information please contact Kurt Best at

Auburn Prison Ministry

Do you have a passion for the people imprisoned in our community? Visit the Auburn Correctional Facility and help lead a Bible study for 20-25 inmates and act out Jesus’ call to minister to people in their time of need. Background checks are required and can take several months to process. For more information please contact Don Rothwell at or 315-407-8463.

Parking Team

Do you want to be the first person to welcome visitors? Join the Parking Team and help create a safe and friendly environment before people even leave their cars! Volunteers serve once a month by directing traffic before and after each service and maximizing available parking spots. For more information contact Jon Mahoney at or 315-407-8463.

Production Team

Numerous technical pieces, including lights, ProPresentor, sound board, and video camera, must be put together in order for a weekend service to run smoothly. All skill levels welcome. Contact Mike Sorber for more information at

Volunteer Jobs Ministry

Do you enjoy helping others? This is an opportunity to help folks get connected with one of the many volunteer opportunities we have at the church. We respond to requests and connect with people during the weekend services at the “Job Posting” board in the lobby. Contact Bri Cuny for more information at

Worship Team

Get involved by using your musical or vocal gifts to work with the team to help bring the congregation into a place of worship. For more information contact Ted Kim at or call 315-407-8463.

Volunteer Office Team

Do you have good people skills and flexible availability? Our office staff needs your help with mailings, organizational projects, phone calls and other tasks so we can reach as much of our community as possible. Tasks may be individual or ongoing. For more information contact Jon Mahoney at or 315-407-8463.

Small Group Host or Leader

Do you have the ability to pastor a group of people and facilitate a group discussion? Or are you a great host and willing to welcome a group of people into your home? Get involved today! For more information contact Gary Dawkins at or call 315-407-8463.

Communications Team

Are you a great communicator or a social media guru? Use your talents to help us spread the word about the culture, opportunities and events at the Vineyard Church! We want to reach our community in as many ways as possible, and we need your help to do it! For more information contact Amanda Ward at or call 315-454-2177.

Syracuse Site
312 Lakeside Rd., Syracuse, NY 13209  |  (315) 407-8463