Vinny is originally from Connecticut but now makes his home in sunny California. He has been married to his wife, Emily, for 15 years (as of 2019) and has two children (and one dog and one cat). He enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, meeting new people and playing music. He is also an avid folk ‘n blues musician who plays the guitar, piano, tin whistle and harmonica. When he finds the time, Vinny enjoys performing at a variety of venues around town.
Vinny has worked in sales, education, police chaplaincy, pastoral ministry, and church planting. He has over 18 years of ministry experience and possesses an undergraduate degree in Bible from Cairn University, a MACE from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Local Pastor’s License from Claremont School of Theology. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Spiritual Direction at Fuller Theological Seminary and the pastor at the Lincoln United Methodist Church in Lincoln, California.