Focused on living like Jesus
Focused on working towards justice for neighbors.
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 Director
Lauren lives in Lancaster City with her husband and family. 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 students through our Sunday morning kid's breakout time (pre-K and younger), elementary small group, and monthly community nights. Lauren also supports the ministry of Branch & Vine through event coordination and administrative support.