LEAD MINISTRY STAFF


  • DAVID WALTERS

    In June 2006, after several years as an associate pastor in Snellville, GA, David started The Vine Church. With an iced coffee in his hand and the Bulldawgs in his heart, David now spends his days leading The Vine, fulfilling his passion for connecting with people and connecting people with God. He’s met two former Presidents and still has George W. Bush and Barack Obama on his list. Read more here.

  • ANDREW ERWIN

    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 and now serves as the Executive Pastor. 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 friends. Read more here.

  • GUS BISHOP

    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 InReach 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 and kids.

  • PATRICK QUEEN

    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?

  • PEDRO SIMS

    Georgia native, Pedro (also Michael- ask him about it) 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.

  • EMILY STROUD

    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.

  • LIZ WALTERS

    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!

  • LAURA WESTBROOKS

    She’s our coffee-loving, top-knot wearing Canadian (yes, really) who wears a few different hats on staff at TVC. Laura currently serves as the Director of Communications and the Database Coordinator. Laura is passionate about details and keeping everyone connected, seen 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.

Support staff

MATT COMPTON

MATT JOHNSON

CARLOS MEJIA

EMILY MURDOCK

ROBBIE PANCAKE

SHAUN-RAY PEART

Music Director

CARRIE ANNE ROWAN