micah and sara riesenweber:
Micah and Sara planted The Vine Church in 2015. Micah was a youth pastor in Tri-Cities for over a decade, and Sara taught elementary school. Micah is a local boy, and Sara grew up on the mission field in Africa. They met in college and have been married for 15 years. They have two active, happy daughters, Alyssa and Rachel. As co-pastors, they have a heart for building a safe community for people to gather and explore faith. They love the Tri-Cities and want its residents to experience the love and goodness of God. In their time off, you can find them at a Seahawks game, enjoying good coffee, and surrounded with family and friends.
Andie joined The Vine team in October of 2018. She has been a pastor in Tri-Cities and Walla Walla for several years. Andie has been married to Jeremy, a Pasco Police Officer, for 15 years, and they have two bright, funny daughters, Mae and Hazel. They are also in the process of adopting domestically. Andie loves working with students and strengthening marriages, parents, and families. She works with our students and leads our middle school ministry, Vine Students. She is a bit of a coffee snob, loves camping, game nights, and being a mom.
Justin serves on our leadership team, and brings thoughtfulness, creativity, and an eye for design, thanks to his background in marketing. He met his wife, Kate, on a Christian dating site, and they have a beautiful baby girl, Hadley, and a second on the way. Justin has a passion for celebrating the ways God works in our lives, both big and little, and Kate loves connecting with and supporting other moms. Kate is a vegan; Justin is not! Though they approach cuisine differently, they are both adventurous eaters and love sharing meals with friends, new and old.
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.