About us

Marty & Sandy Boller

We have been actively involved in pastoral ministry since 1985.

Married in 1975 in Skokie, IL, we were participants with the beginnings of what is now the Evanston, IL Vineyard Church. Yes, that’s Sandy & Marty, drinking coffee, right there in the middle of this picture of one of the first Sunday morning gatherings in January 1976!

Later on, we also planted two Vineyard churches in Iowa: Iowa City (1988) and Cedar Rapids (1998).

We have four grown children, all married, with seven adorable grandchildren. And in truth, it’s our family that gives us our greatest sense of accomplishment and our truest joy in life!

Over the years, Marty has written two books on Christian discipleship;

 The Perfected Self (2002) and The Wisdom of Wimber: As I See It (2014); and over the years we wrote blogs and created podcasts. It has turned into a popular resource that now has 150,000+ hits since our humble beginnings just a few years back. (Visit blog archives)

Now, after 30 years in pastoral ministry, we are embarking on a new phase of life and ministry.

We call it our adventure into Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism. And it all began a few years back when God began challenging us on our traditional ways of doing church and making disciples for Jesus. Today, we no longer see ourselves as 3-B pastors working in traditional church settings, but more of what author Eugene Peterson defines as “contemplative pastors”…pastoral shepherds following Jesus into an ancient yet refreshingly-new lifestyle of ministry that focuses on the care and cure of souls utilizing the tools and disciplines of spiritual formation and spiritual direction.