Here at the Vine we have a staff that feels so called to lead others in worship. They would love to get to know you and your family as we all worship together, serve together, and grow closer to Christ together. Make sure when you come to visit that you introduce yourself and your family so we can all get to know each other!

Kyle Strauser

Senior Pastor

I am so glad that you have taken the time to get on our website to find out a little more about our church! My name is Kyle Strauser and I am the senior pastor at The Vine. I joined The Vine in January 2015 and I can honestly tell you that I love it here! We are a congregation of loving people that are dedicated to serving Jesus and one another. 

I have been married to my wife Christine for 29 years and I have two daughters Katie and Natalie. Christine works for all three Crawfordsville schools as a substitute teacher and loves what she does. Katie is a graduate of Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee and is a Registered Nurse. She wants to eventually be a midwife. Natalie is going to culinary school at Ivy Tech in Bloomington, Indiana, studying to be a chef. Christine has a degree in office management and I am a 2005 Graduate of Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee with a dual major in The Bible and in New Testament Preaching.

I have been in ministry for almost 25 years and also worked for 10 years as a senior mechanical designer for Otis Elevator Company in Bloomington, Indiana before the Lord called me into ministry. I love people and love being a minister in the Lord’s church. There is nothing else in life that I would rather do more than serve in the church and be able to minister to God’s people as they also minister to me. My family and I have grown to love this community and we hope and pray that we can get to know you as well. So stop by The Vine and say Hi! We would love to meet you!

God Bless,


Jennifer Morris


My name is Jennifer Morris and I am the Secretary/Treasurer. I began working here at The Vine in January 2018 and I really enjoy this job. Everyone here has been very welcoming and supportive of me.

I have been married to my husband Jim for almost 30 years. We have lived in Crawfordsville for 25 years. Jim and I both work at LSC Communications. We are both very active in our home church and love serving the Lord.

We have 3 grown children Christopher, Jacob and Elizabeth. We also have 5 furry kids 3 Siamese cats (Indigo, Loki, Odin) and 2 dogs (Molly & Polly). Christopher lives in Rockford and works in Airport Operations Management. He has a 6-year-old son Logan. Jacob married his college sweetheart Meagan last year and they live near Cloverdale. Jacob drives for a tire company and Meagan works for a geotechnical engineering and construction consulting firm. Elizabeth lives in Cincinnati and works in retail.