Here is what leaders are saying:

It’s a hard lesson to learn but my experiences and your testimony has really allowed me to grow spiritually and open my heart and head! Thank you so much for sharing such a personal amount of you! Joy from my heart to yours!
— President Bonnie Karch, PSD LWML
Cindy Steinbeck is a creative and inspirational speaker and retreat leader who invites listeners to think in fresh ways about some of the Bible’s richest metaphors. Drawing on her experience as a laborer in her family’s vineyard, Cindy challenges her audience to reflect on what it means to be connected to Christ, as branches are to the vine, and to be set firmly on the rock that is Christ. Her own artful photographs of the vineyard bring visual clarity to her presentations (I can still see the “Jesus vine”), and her personal stories tug gently and relentlessly at your heart. Cindy was one of our best retreat leaders, connecting on an intellectual and emotional level with the men and women on our faculty. She is a wonderful and faithful Christian woman who has much to share with the Church and community.
— Kurt Krueger President, Concordia University Irvine, CA
Cindy Steinbeck is a Voice in the Vineyard. Using the skills she has culled as a vine dresser, as a former DCE, and her life experiences, Cindy brings God’s Word to life and in a most beautiful setting. We will never forget the hospitality of touring the Steinbeck Vineyards in person and tasting the wonderful fruit of the vine! We found wonderful hospitality, a fascinating and new understanding of John 15, and a great afternoon in a beautiful vineyard. As a speaker Cindy both relates to her audience and is an authentic communicator of God’s truth of Jesus as the Vine. We were pleased to have her share her story in the Florida-Georgia District. She has been a blessing to many, and a friend to all. To top it all off, Steinbeck Wines are among the finest we have tasted!
— Greg Walton, President Florida Georgia District LCMS

Our church staff was recently blessed to spend part of a day with Steinbeck Vineyards and our host, Cindy Steinbeck.  From the moment we drove into the vineyard we were warmly welcomed by Cindy and her team.  Steinbeck Vineyard offers more than mere wine tasting and a talk – they literally invite you into vineyard. 


We had a fun time as Cindy drove our team in her classic jeep.  We got to see, touch, and walk the vines.  She invited us to learn more than any other vineyard can teach you about growing grapes, harvesting, and making wine.  Cindy invited us to listen much more carefully and hear the Voice in the Vineyard – the voice of Jesus who teaches us from the Scriptures about life and faith – especially from John 15.  The lessons we learned made the words of Jesus come alive!  “I am the vine; you are the branches.  Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”  (John 15:5)


We highly recommend Voice in the Vineyard Ministries to your corporate team, church staff, school faculty, and family.  The things you experience will surprise you - it might even change your life.  Or, at a minimum cause you to be amazed again at the brilliance and wonder of your Creator and Savior.

Dr. Mike Gibson,  Lead Pastor Christ Lutheran Church and School Costa Mesa, California