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get to know the team at the vine

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MicAH and Sara Riesenweber - Lead pastors

email: micah@thevine.church, sara@thevine.church

Micah and Sara have been married for 15 years, and have two happy, outgoing daughters, Alyssa (10) and Rachel (8). Micah grew up in the Tri-Cities and Sara grew up on the mission field in Guinea, West Africa. Micah served as a youth pastor and Sara was a teacher prior to planting The Vine. They have a shared role of lead pastors, but when they aren’t working, you can find them golfing, camping, reading or playing outside with the girls. Both are avid coffee drinkers and big Seahawks fans, too! 

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ANDIE PELLICER - youth and family pastor

email: andie@thevine.church

Andie is a Walla Walla native, but has called the Tri-Cities her home since 2014. She has been married to Jeremy, a Pasco Police Officer, for 15 years. They have two intelligent, funny daughters, Mae {12} and Hazel {9}. Andie has served as a youth pastor in various contexts for the past several years, and is passionate about equipping students and families to have a vibrant and growing love for Jesus. She believes that restoration and health in our relationships comes through an understanding of who Jesus says we are, something that is especially important through the teen years. Andie is coffee crazy, loves playing boardgames, and if the opportunity is presented, can be caught knitting while camping, which is her favorite combination!

JUSTIN HARPER -  Leadership TEAM

Justin and his wife Kate are both Eastern Washington natives who met at a coffee shop after connecting on a Christian dating site. Justin has a passion for communication and enjoys helping others learn new skills through training. He is also has an eye for graphic design and marketing. Kate has an amazing way with young children and has pursued an early childhood education. She is also passionate about other young moms connecting. Kate is a vegan; Justin is not. This doesn’t keep them from trying new food and enjoying meals with great people!

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Paul Casey - Leadership Team

Paul has been married to Laura for 9 years, and lives in West Richland. He has a son in college and a daughter in high school (Austin and Cheyenne), and she has two adult children (Tessa and Bryan), along with a cat and turtle.  For fun, he enjoys golfing, hiking, and biking, when he is not reading or curating content as a professional coach and speaker. Other than serving on the leadership team of the Vine, he currently volunteers as Chapter Chair of Mid-Columbia SCORE. Paul has been in ministry as a teacher and elementary principal in 3 Christian schools, a family pastor, and an executive pastor for a total of 22 years before entering into the business world as an entrepreneur.