LEAD MINISTRY STAFF

The Vine Church's staff and leadership is comprised of men and women committed to pursuing the presence of Christ while serving others. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out to them through email.

  • ANDREW ERWIN

    lead pastor | fb campus pastor | senior leadership team

    Born in Detroit, Michigan, Andrew escaped to Georgia when he was 2-years-old and has never looked back. With a background of leading and pastoring, Andrew joined The Vine in 2015 as Teaching and Executive Pastor, then became the Lead Pastor in July 2019. Wanna find him outside of work? Well, grab your running shoes! Andrew has completed two marathons and enjoys hiking, reading, writing, watching sports and hanging out with family and friends. Read more here.

    andrew@connecttothevine.org

  • GUS BISHOP

    ce campus pastor | Director of vssm | senior leadership team

    This Georgia native and proud UGA Alum has been with The Vine from the very beginning. Gus first served as the Student Pastor and now he is the CE Campus Pastor and Director of The Vine School of Supernatural Ministry. Gus loves seeing people come alive to their identity as sons and daughters of God and watching them awaken to the Holy Spirit in them. You can probably find Gus at Mocha Moes coffee shop, in worship, reading, watching movies, cooking, or spending time with his wife Nicole, and his kids, Bailey and Briana. Read more here.

    gus@connecttothevine.org

  • PEDRO SIMS

    Student pastor | SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Pedro (also Micheal - ask him about it), a Georgia native, loves students and seeing them finding community as the person Christ created them to be. Good thing he’s our Student Pastor! He graduated from Point University with a B.S. in Biblical Studies and was a student pastor at a church in Forsyth County for almost 7 years before transitioning to TVC. If there’s an Atlanta or UGA sports game on - you know where to find him because his life really consists of two things - family time and sports.

    pedro@connecttothevine.org

  • ASHLEY GREENWALD

    CE connections director | global outreach director

    She's a water-loving, Georgia peach who recently moved back from Indonesia where she and her husband, Pete, joined Mission Aviation Fellowship as a Career Staff family in 2012. As the Connections and Global Outreach Director, Ashley loves that she gets to help encourage connection between TVC and our global partners, our new comers and those who have been around TVC a while, and those who have a newly professed faith in Jesus with others who have wisdom and maturity in faith.

    ashley@connecttothevine.org

  • PATRICK QUEEN

    operations director

    Our resident master of all things, Patrick focuses his energy on supporting The Vine by overseeing facilities and operations, and we are so grateful for him! In addition to working part time for TVC, Patrick works full-time for the US General Services Administration IT hardware category. When the work stops, you can spot him coaching or cheering his kids’ lacrosse teams or cheering on the Yellow Jackets and Atlanta sports teams. Can you imagine all the fan gear he has?

    patrick@connecttothevine.org

  • EMILY STROUD

    fb children's director

    Emily has been on staff since 2017 as the Flowery Branch Children’s Director and loves that she gets to meet so many families, build relationships, and partner with them to share the Word of God with their children. She doesn’t stop there! Emily also spends her time capturing beautiful memories through the lens of her trusty Canon. When she’s not working, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching college football, and snuggling with her many fur babies.

    emily@connecttothevine.org

  • LIZ WALTERS

    ce children's director

    Liz has served as the Chateau Elan Children’s Director since the beginning of The Vine, but let’s not forget her career as a ballerina dancing for UGA and The Charleston Ballet. She comes alive watching children get excited about Jesus. And there’s a good chance that outside of TVC she’s driving her four kids to ballet, soccer, basketball or other activities. Spot her on the road and give a wave!

    liz@connecttothevine.org

  • KEN WESTBROOKS

    FB CONNECTIONS DIRECTOR

    Ken our multifaceted Connections Director at the Flowery Branch Campus who has been a part of TVC since 2008. Ken loves to show and tell people of all ages that they matter, they're loved, significant, and have value and watch them come alive in their faith. If he is not out fighting fires and saving lives in Hall county, you can probably find him with the AC below 70 degrees, watching Hallmark Christmas movies, reading, or hanging out with his wife and three boys.

    ken@connecttothevine.org

  • LAURA WESTBROOKS

    communications director | Database coordinator

    She’s our coffee-loving, top-knot wearing Canadian (yes, really) who wears a few different hats on staff at TVC. Laura is passionate about details while keeping everyone connected, seen, valued and informed. When she’s not on a computer or scrolling through social media, this 'boy mom' can be found spending time with her family and friends, making hand stamped jewelry, or playing her cello.

    laura@connecttothevine.org

Support staff

TAYLOR BANKS

CE Production Director


BETH COMPTON

FB Kidzu Large Group Leader


MATT COMPTON

FB Production Director


KRISTEN ERWIN

FB Kidzu Preschool Leader


CARLOS MEJIA

Band Director


EMILY MURDOCK

CE Kidzu Leader


ROBBIE PANCAKE

Video Production Director


SHAUN-RAY PEART

Music Director


JEANNETTE PETERMAN

FB Kidzu Elementary Leader


CARRIE ANNE ROWAN

CE Kidzu Large Group Leader