In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay talks with Dennae Pierre about growing up in a close but chaotic household and the stability she found in the church, pursuing mentors, and being identified as a leader early on in life. Dennae shares how she’s navigated issues of race, as well as her call to ministry as a woman. They also talk about her passion for empowering laity and cultivating multidenominational, multiethnic, and multicultural communities through the Surge Network, and what God is forming in her through this process.
Dennae was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the Executive Director the Surge Network
in Arizona. She is also a co-director for City to City North America
and for The Crete Collective
, which grows churches in communities of color. She planted Roosevelt Community Church
with her husband Vermon, who is the lead pastor. Dennae has her M.A. from Covenant Theological Seminary and her DMin from Western Theological Seminary.
Dennae’s passion is to equip churches and Christians to cross cultures and boundaries to unite in love for Jesus, deepen their love for one another and to advocate for justice with the poor and marginalized.
She speaks, writes, and consults about reconciliation, justice, healthy leadership and developing multi-ethnic teams. Dennae and Vermon have two sons and three daughters: Marcel, Mya, Judah, Jovanna, and Rosa. The Pierre family lives in Downtown Phoenix.
Healing Prayers And Meditations To Resist A Violent World: https://www.restorativeleaders.com/
Surge Network: https://www.surgenetwork.com/
Tempered Resilience by Tod Bolsinger: https://amzn.to/3lf35jq