We exist to embrace and share the love of Jesus.

We desire to see faith communities of 20-50 people multiplied in neighborhoods throughout Lancaster and beyond.

VALUES

Jesus-centered

Focused on living like Jesus

Pursuing Justice

Focused on working towards justice for neighbors.

Multiplying

Focused on multiplying communities.

Heather Brickner | Lead Pastor

Heather grew up in rural Lancaster county and has always been drawn to the energy of the city. Lancaster City quickly became home for her and her best friend and husband, Micah, in late summer 2016. Heather enjoys time with Micah and Lucas - their curious and silly son, walks around the neighborhood, and a house full of laughter.

As lead pastor, Heather guides the vision for Branch & Vine through multiplying worship gatherings and community partnerships and equips leaders to embrace and share the love of Jesus in the city. Committed to living simply and savoring life, you can read her blog.

Heather holds a Master of Arts in ministry, with a specialization in leadership from Wesley Seminary in Marion, Ind. and a Bachelor of Arts in congregational ministry from Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Photo Credit: Shelby Hostetler Photography

Lauren Meacham | Family Ministry Coordinator

Lauren lives in Lancaster City with her husband and four boys. Lauren loves spending time with her family and together they enjoy playing games, doing crafts, reading books and taking trips to Chick Fil A. Their home is full of music, energy, legos and love. Lauren graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Lauren oversees our ministry to kids and adolescents through our Sunday morning kid's breakout time (pre-K and younger) and Student Huddle on Monday nights. Lauren also supports the ministry of Branch & Vine through event coordination and administrative support.

*Lauren is currently on Family Leave as she welcomes her new daugther to her family.

Carley Tkaczuk | West Lancaster Neighborhood Church Pastor

Carley and her husband Auston moved to Lancaster City about three years ago. They are proud Lancaster transplants and enjoy hiking and bike riding through the area. In her free time, Carley also enjoys reading, baking, and catching up with neighbors.


Carley graduated from Eastern University with a Bachelors in Psychology and is graduating from Millersville University this spring with her Masters in Social Work. Alongside her role as Neighborhood Church Pastor, Carley is beginning a role as a family-based therapist.


Carley loves the welcoming, supportive community of B&V and is excited to facilitate the gathering of a new faith community on the west end of Lancaster City.


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