Gary Treichler: Executive Pastor



Gary serves our church as an Equipping Pastor, focusing on groups, leadership development and training. He and his wife, Kim, are parents to a son and daughter (and their spouses) and five grandchildren. The Treichlers have been at Vista since 2009. Gary says he loves the powerful teaching from God’s Word, based on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the gospel message. He appreciates that we take transformation seriously–not just hearing God’s Word but applying it in the context of Lifegroups, where we process the message and ask how are we to implement God’s word into our lives. He also resonates with our value of remaining simple, so that we have more time to have ministry with our neighbors, co-workers, parents, clubs and others who need to see and hear about Jesus. His long-term hopes and goals for our church are to see us as multiplying people who take 2 Timothy 2:2 seriously: that we would entrust to reliable men and women who in turn will pass it on to others. He sees us multiplying to other church sites, developing into a whole network of Vista Community Churches.