Heartland Leadership

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David L. Olson   Senior Leader

David L. Olson

Senior Leader

Jon Huffey  Executive & Worship Pastor

Jon Huffey

Executive & Worship Pastor

Christopher Olson   Associate & Young Adult Pastor

Christopher Olson

Associate & Young Adult Pastor

Joel & Kara Rodriguez  Youth Pastors

Joel & Kara Rodriguez

Youth Pastors

Laura Limmex   Personal Assistant to Senior Leader/Office Manager

Laura Limmex

Personal Assistant to Senior Leader/Office Manager

Leanne Goff    ACT  Director
Brittany Wheeler  Children’s Pastor

Brittany Wheeler

Children’s Pastor

Ali Hall  Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Ali Hall

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Rodger McKim    Conquest  Men's Ministry

Rodger McKim

Conquest Men's Ministry

Armando Donan   Latino Ministry Pastor

Armando Donan

Latino Ministry Pastor

Terri Richards  Early Childhood Director

Terri Richards

Early Childhood Director

Beth L. Olson   Communications Director/ACT Administrator

Beth L. Olson

Communications Director/ACT Administrator

Jennifer Roush    AWAKE  Women's Ministry

Jennifer Roush

AWAKE Women's Ministry

Marcia Page   Prison Ministry Leader

Marcia Page

Prison Ministry Leader


Pastoral Elders

David & Kathy Olson

David & Kathy Olson

John & Laura Limmex   Restored By Grace Ministries

John & Laura Limmex

Restored By Grace Ministries

Rodger & Vicky McKim

Rodger & Vicky McKim

David & Ashely VandeZandschulp

David & Ashely VandeZandschulp

Ray & Joyce Henderson

Ray & Joyce Henderson

Jon & Emily Huffey

Jon & Emily Huffey

Christopher & Beth Olson   Christopher J Olson Ministries

Christopher & Beth Olson

Christopher J Olson Ministries

Rick & Kerie Arrowood

Rick & Kerie Arrowood

Armando & Irma Donan

Armando & Irma Donan

Josh & Brittany Wheeler

Josh & Brittany Wheeler

Fred & Brenda Stoeker   Living True Ministries

Fred & Brenda Stoeker

Living True Ministries

Anthony & Chantelle Morone

Anthony & Chantelle Morone

Jim & Brenda Thrasher

Jim & Brenda Thrasher

External Overseers

Jack R. Taylor   Pastor | International Speaker

Jack R. Taylor

Pastor | International Speaker

Paul Yadao   Pastor | International Speaker

Paul Yadao

Pastor | International Speaker

Bob Hazlett   Pastor | International Speaker

Bob Hazlett

Pastor | International Speaker


Our Government Structure

There are a lot of models used to govern the local church and each have their strengths and weaknesses. At Heartland, we have adopted a hybrid form that combines several different models which we feel capitalizes on the strengths of each while hopefully avoiding their weaknesses. In the form of government we have adopted, four specific groups of people are empowered to lead in four distinct contexts.

This is how we roll:

In Leadership Transition we are Congregational – the people decide on who they will follow. Heartland’s members are known as partners. Partners are those who identify with Heartland’s values and commit to support and serve the vision. They vote during leadership transition, choosing their senior pastor. They also choose the Elders who serve on the Board.

In Financial matters, we are Presbyterian or Elder Led – a mature group of able people provide wisdom and accountability. Heartland elders are mature partners who are appointed by the Senior Leader because they meet the requirements laid out in the Bible (I Tim. 3:1-7), are committed to the vision of the House and exercise obvious leadership. They serve as counselors to the Senior Pastor and as spiritual leaders to the congregation. Six out of this group of Elders are chosen by the congregation to serve on the Board of Heartland. They oversee the finances and legal compliance of the church.

In the What, Why and How of Vision we are Senior Pastor Led – the primary leader sets the tone and direction. The senior pastor is installed by a vote of the partners. He provides vision, develops strategy, oversees its implementation and appoints leaders to fulfill God’s unique plan for Heartland. He develops Elders who in turn serve with him to provide spiritual oversight of the church.

In Leadership Crisis, we are Episcopalian – leaders outside the situation provide direction. Heartland maintains three external overseers, men or women with a proven track record of fruitful ministry, a strong reputation and a history of relationship with our church. The context of their authority is leadership crisis. If the Elder Board has concerns about the Senior Pastor’s personal life or ministry, they can invite the External Overseers to intervene. The Overseers then have complete authority to deal with the situation as they see fit.

This structure lets leaders lead while allowing for the protection accountability provides.