You are invited... 

to a California Vineyard Kids Training Event January 26-27
in San Luis Obispo, Ca.


We are excited for the chance to come together for a relational and interactive weekend training event January 26-27 in San Luis Obispo, Ca at Mountainbrook Church. This event is  for anyone who is dreaming of more for the next generation and it’s purpose is to bring you training, inspiration, and a collective worship experience. We want to equip each of you to make a difference in your  sphere of influence through inspiring sessions, practical training, and fun connection!

As leaders who are passionate about seeing the Kingdom of God in action, we need fresh eyes to be inspired with new vision and hope for the future. It. is. time. to. dream. again.

Our hope and prayer is that you will gather with us this winter  to create a moment for us to come together as leaders, forge new friendships, and be inspired by the power and presence of God.




Tickets cost $30 per person




taking place at mountainbrook church

(Mountainbrook Church is part of the Association of Vineyard Churches)

mountainbrook.net  |  @mbslo


1775 Calle Joaquin 

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


SPEAKERs + Hosts


Becky Olmstead

national kids task force leader

Becky Olmstead and her husband, Rick, started Vineyard Church of the Rockies in 1982. She has been passionately involved in ministry to kids since the beginning of their church. Having come into relationship with Jesus as a child, Becky has been a voice for kids, not just in their local church, but in the Vineyard USA and internationally. God has given Becky a passion for equipping and encouraging kids’ ministry leaders. In 1998, she started networking Vineyard kids’ ministry leaders through Kid*Net conferences. This led to the development of the Vineyard Kids Task Force. Becky and Rick have twin boys who are each happily married. They have travelled to 6 out of 7 continents. She loves bicycling, roasting her own coffee beans, eating chocolate, and reading mystery novels. She is the National Kids Task Force Leader for Vineyard USA and leads the Kid’s Path on the Vineyard Pilgrimage Team.

 Learn more here


rick olmstead


Born on the streets of Los Angeles, California, Rick was a public-school teacher, coach and principal for seven years before moving to Fort Collins to start a Vineyard church. Over 35 years later, he has participated in launching over fifteen Vineyard churches and has ministered around the world. Rick’s passion is to help pastors lead culturally-relevant churches that impact their communities with the love of Jesus. He loves playing table tennis and listen to the Credence Clearwater Revival.

Learn more here


thom o'leary

Thom has been the Lead Pastor of Mountainbrook Church in San Luis Obispo for over 22 years, watching the church grow from 250 people to over 3,000 members.  Mountainbrook sits on 63 acres that overlook the city of San Luis Obispo.

He is on the San Luis Obispo Police Chief’s Roundtable, which is an advisory group to the Police Chief. He also serves as a chaplain for the SLO Police Department, as well as the chaplain for the Cal Poly Football team for the past 12 years.

Thom came to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1984 to play football and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.  He later completed his Master's degree from Fuller in Pasadena, CA.   

Thom published his first book in 2013, Discover God’s Will -- Five Factors That Will Change Your Life Forever, helping people navigate through life by hearing God’s voice. Thom is recognized on the radio with his short feature, “Straight from the Heart.”

He and his wife Sherri celebrated 30 years of marriage in August.  They have four adult children, two son-in-laws, and are grandparents with two amazing baby boys.

Learn more here




sherilyn keller

Sherilyn Keller currently serves as the Worship Pastor at Mountainbrook Church in San Luis Obispo, CA. Often referred to as "the girl with the voice on those Vineyard records," Sherilyn has been leading worship, writing songs, and recording music for over 20 years. Having had numerous songs published by Vineyard Music and Varietal Records, her most popular solo album (released in 2008 under her former name, Sheri Carr) was produced by Nathan Nockels (most known for his work with Passion & Chris Tomlin).

When not doing musical things, you can often find Sherilyn out walking on the beach, swing dancing, writing, cooking, wine-tasting, or instagramming.

Learn more here


ben erickson

Ben Erickson currently serves as the Assistant Worship Leader at Mountainbrook Church in San Luis Obispo, CA. Ben has been leading worship, writing songs, and recording music for the past 5 years. Ben and his new bride Megan live in  Los Osos, CA with their golden lab , Otis.

When not doing musical things, you can often find Ben building things for his new house, being outdoors and eating lunch at Costco.


mountainbrook kids worship



Mb Kids Worship is a collective of worship leaders and kids leaders from the Vineyard movement. They are passionate about producing music for the next generation, created and remixed just for kids. The heart behind the music is for kids to encounter the love of God and experience just how much fun worship can be.

Learn more here



- friday JANUARY 26 -


5:30pm - 6:30pm

registration + happy hour

Swag Bags | Registration | Happy Hour Snacks | Bookstore open


Auditorium Doors Open

7:00pm - 9:00pm


Rick and Becky Olmstead “Ignite a Generation To Change The World”

Worship | Sherilyn & Mb Music Collective


after party

S'mores Bar | Photo Booth | Bookstore Open



- saturday JANUARY 27 -


Coffee Bar | Morning Happy Hour Snacks | Bookstore Open


Auditorium Doors Open

10:00am - 12:00pm

session 2

Thom O' Leary | “The Heartbeat of A Generation-
answering the questions they are asking”

Worship | Sherilyn & Mb Music Collective

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch on your own

Visit a nearby restaurant or bring a cooler to picnic on the patio or front lawn.

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Session 3: BREAKOUTS

1. “The Dream Team”-building your recruiting skills | Becky Olmstead

2. “Eyes On The Prize”-staying the course and keeping passion alive | Rick Olmstead

3. “Worship for a Generation”-reimagined kids worship | Sherilyn Keller


4:00pm - 6:00pm

dinner on your own


Auditorium Doors Open

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Session 4

Kids Worship Concert Experience with Mountainbrook Kids Worship



- sunday JANUARY 28 -

9:00am | 11:00am

Church at Mountainbrook

Join us Sunday for one of our morning services at 9am or 11am! 





Hampton Inn
San Luis Obispo

1530 Calle Joaquin Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 549-1445


Courtyard Marriott
San Luis Obispo

1605 Calle Joaquin Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 786-4200


Best Western Plus
Shore Cliff Lodge

2555 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-4671


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