Connecting Through Union

Senior Pastor Julie Yoder unpacks what it means to be a branch on the Lord’s vine. When we ask God to remove the things that are not bearing fruit in our lives, He can start the process of pruning. Although pruning is painful, overtime we become more reliant on the vine (God) for nutrients and we begin to regrow. Our regrowth means we can bear the fruit of the Spirit and no longer hold onto the things that hinder us and our relationship with Him.


About The Author
- Growing up as the only girl among four brothers and being raised by pastor parents was incredible preparation for the challenges of ministry! Julie has spent a decade now on staff at The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois. She has passion for communication and began to hone her gift as a 6th grade reading teacher. Her enthusiasm for connecting people into healthy Kingdom communities eventually lead to her serving as the Small Group Pastor. Now, Julie serves alongside her husband, Mike, as the Senior Pastors of The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois. Together, Mike and Julie are committed to building and cultivating the Kingdom culture of family on their staff and team. They love partnering in ministry and in parenting their four awesome children; Ty, Tate, Maggie, and Molly. Along with leading the staff, Julie co-leads the preaching team and is committed to helping develop communicators to the very best of their abilities. In addition to loving her family and church, Julie loves walking, eating chocolate daily, and getting lost in a good book.