david walters
Senior Pastor

Rev. David Walters

Rev. David Walters is a native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was raised in the church and was called into ministry at the age of 18. He worked as a student pastor for 7 years while pursuing his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology. He graduated from seminary in 2002 and began serving at Snellville United Methodist Church as associate pastor. In 2006, he was appointed to start a new church in Braselton, The Vine Church, which is now a multi-site church with another campus in Flowery Branch. David’s greatest passion is leading people to a life-saving, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and leading leaders to advance the Kingdom of God in their homes, their workplaces and their churches.

David and his wife Elizabeth (Liz) have four children, Laney, Brayden, Carley and Cade.

brad greene
Vinebranch Associate Pastor

Rev. Brad Greene

Rev. Brad Greene was born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia. After graduating from Etowah High School, Brad attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music Education. While at FSU he met his wife, Erica, through the Wesley Foundation (the Methodist Campus Ministry). He and Erica were married in 1997 and have two children, Ian and Joy. Brad later attended the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, graduating with a Master’s of Divinity in 2005. 

Brad has served local churches throughout north Georgia in a variety of capacities since 1997. In that time, he has served congregations in Commerce, Cartersville, Dallas, Woodstock, Braselton and now Alpharetta. 

For fun, Brad enjoys riding his motorcycle, listening to music, mountain biking, hiking and photography. 

terri henkel


Rev. Terri Henkel

Rev. Terri Henkel is a southern California native. She and her husband Gary were married while he was on active duty in the United States Navy, and they have lived in different parts of the country. They were stationed in Georgia for a time. When Gary retired from the Navy, the couple chose to return to Georgia and plant their roots. They have 4 grown children.

When Terri answered God’s calling to become a pastor, her first appointment was as a local pastor in the Methodist Church in 2003. She served while pursuing her undergraduate degree from Shorter University and her Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. Over the years, Terri has found great joy in leading Bible studies, teaching Sunday School, and developing and leading care ministries such as the Caring for Caregivers Ministry, Homebound Ministry and Stephen Ministry.

In her spare time, Terri enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, cooking and spending time at the beach.