1. Jesus loves everyone.
2. Church should be simple.
3. Kids should be seen and heard.
Focused on living like Jesus
Focused on reflecting the diversity of our city.
Focused on multiplying communities.
Heather Brickner | 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. In December 2017 they celebrated the arrival of their son, Lucas James, and love being parents. Heather enjoys time with Micah and Lucas, walks around the neighborhood, and a house full of laughter.
As pastor, Heather guides the vision for Branch & Vine through 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 College in Mechanicsburg, Pa. In the fall of 2020, she began pursuing her Doctor of Theology degree.
Photo Credit: Shelby Hostetler Photography
Lauren Meacham | Ministry Assistant
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.