Roger Sodsod serves as Executive Pastor of Adult Ministries at Vineyard Church, having been on staff since 2007. In addition to serving on the executive team, he oversees small groups and discipleship. He is passionate about spiritual growth and building an authentic community in Christ through small groups. Originally from Winter Park, Florida, Roger has been married to Jackie since 2001, and they have a 13 year-old son, Aiden, two dogs, and a cat.
Roger has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Florida, a Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and did a couple years of coursework toward a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the same school. During this time, he performed leading operatic baritone roles including Germont in La Traviata, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello in La Boheme, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Escamillo in Carmen, and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. He was also a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Here is a clip of his singing. While beginning his career as an opera singer, the Lord abruptly called him into ministry at an Encounter God retreat. Roger then completed a two-year certificate in biblical studies and leadership from the Vineyard Institute and completed a pastoral internship at The Vineyard Church in Urbana, Illinois. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and hopes to go on for a PhD.
Roger enjoys reading, chess, pool, watching movies, hanging out with his family, and riding motorcycles. He also sings baritone in the Kansas City Symphony Chorus.