Welcome to The Vine Press!
I’m Brooke Grangard, founder of theVinePress.org (It’s nice to “meet” you!)
I was raised in Colorado, spent the last 10 years in East Asia (where I met my Norwegian husband and carried our two little ones!) and now live in South Carolina where we work as volunteer staff for a missions agency here.
This website was created as a way to journey with you as we grow together in learning how to do life connected to the Vine (Jesus!)
A little more of my story…
My parents encountered Jesus for the first time in go-go boots (mother) and bell bottoms (father) at a crusade in Salt Lake City a few years before I was born, so I had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home. When I was about around 3 1/2 years old, I remember kneeling with my mom beside the living room coffee table and giving my heart to Jesus. That moment has defined my life.
I have also always had an interest for the nations of the world. As a little girl, I enjoyed reading about various cultures in the household set of encyclopedias (yes, before Google), dressing up like the people in the photos, and “cooking” their ethnic food for my family (most likely to their dismay!) My first mission trip was to Mexico with a local church to dig sewer trenches.
From there, my heart for the world was set. After my 2nd year in university, I took a 1-year hiatus to work with Cru in Concepcion, Chile. Upon completion of my time there, I returned to graduate with a Spanish Bilingual Elementary Education degree. I then joined Youth With A Mission in Perth, Australia and was sent out to East Asia, where I ended up spending 10+ years. Most of my time there was spent praying, sharing with others about Jesus, planting new churches, discipling young believers, leading new and existing teams, supporting new local and international staff, and helping to oversee works that involved orphans, children’s ministry, and connecting with local churches.
My hope and prayer is that my writing here would encourage individuals and families to know Jesus more and to live out there lives connected to Him.
I would love to connect with you as well! Please fill in the form below if you’d like to get in touch with me!