_20140821_112432Mario Maston is the Pastor of Vineyard Church of Greater Portland (VCGP).He was born and raised in Exeter, Devon, England. After attending Exeter College, Mario completed his undergraduate studies in Government and Philosophy at the University of Essex and the Open University. In 1988 he received his Masters degree in Government and International Relations from Northeastern University, Massachusetts.

Prior to entering full time ministry, Mario worked in finance as a manager, and in education as a teacher. He joined the staff of the Greater Portland Vineyard in April 1995 as Associate Pastor and assumed the senior pastoral role in February 2001. He has served as Director of e3 Portland, a leadership institute and as Area Pastoral Care Leader for Maine and New Hampshire Vineyards.

Mario and his wife Ruth have been married for thirty six years and have two  daughters, Jessica and Heather, and two sons, James and Alexander. They live in Gorham, Maine.