GET TO KNOW THE TEAM

What is your role at Heartland? Chief cook and bottle washer

 

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you. The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer

 

Favorite music? For King and Country, Toby Mac, Mahler, Home Free, Pentatonix, Zach Brown Band

 

Artists on your playlist no one knows about? Will Smith, Steve Miller Band, Eagles

 

What is your kryptonite? Chick-Fil-A

 

Name one thing on your bucket list? Become and EMT and/or Volunteer Firefighter

 

Favorite movies? Braveheart, All thing Star Wars, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

 

What is something people don’t know about you? I still have baby teeth

 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An Apache attack helicopter pilot

 

What is your favorite chore? Mowing grass

Andy Beare

What is your role at Heartland? I help keep the business side of the church running.

 

Tell us about your family? My sweet husband (Roger) and I met later in life and share three great kids. 

 

If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say? Girl...bologna, cheese and 1/2 a cup of ranch dressing on lettuce does not qualify as a "healthy diet salad"

 

What is your favorite chore? 100% laundry. Most say I'm weird (for this and so many other reasons) but it's what I like to do!

 

What is Your Kryptonite? Diet Coke

 

What was your first job? I was a volunteer aid in a nursing home. Sometimes I got to paint ladies fingernails, sometimes I got to scrape the smooshy crud off of lunch plates. It was always a toss-up.

What table did you sit at in your high school lunchroom? Whichever one was least likely to also be seating anyone who was prone to getting into trouble. Can you say goody two-shoes? That was me.

Paula Jones

Joy Etter-Link

What is your role at Heartland? I have the honor of working with kids (infants through 5th grade) and volunteers to teach them about the love of God and all his amazing gifts.

 

Tell us about your family. I fell in love with my husband when I was in 7th grade and he was in 6th grade. We moved to Lexington Ohio from Galion in 2017 to be closer to our church family and be move involved in the community. I have a VERY spoiled black and white parti Yorkie named Etta. 

 

What do you order at at your favorite fast food place?  A Big Mac without sauce from McDonalds

 

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a teacher, so I guess you can say I'm successful as I am currently also a full time teacher at Colonel Crawford Local School as  special education teacher for 1st and 4th graders. I also work at the Crawford Park District as the assistance program coordinator.

 

What is your kryptonite? Puppy kisses - nothing is better than puppy kisses

 

Name one thing on your bucket list. To go to Hawaii. I have already been to 48 of the 50 states...I am only missing Hawaii and North Dakota.

 

What was your worst family vacation ever? When I was five we took a trip out west to Crater Lake, Oregon. I drank polluted water from a public drinking fountain and I, and other members of my family, ended up in the hospital with Typhoid Fever.

Katelyn Motter

What is your role at Heartland? I do most of the “behind the scenes” work for the Children’s Ministry, such as scheduling all of our volunteers, entering class attendance into the database, helping recruit and screen our workers, preparing curriculum materials, and sending any communications 

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you. Epic, by John Eldredge

What is your kryptonite? Coffee and cookie-dough ice-cream

What was your worst job ever? I worked on the line at a factory one summer. I picked apart pieces of foam. ALL. DAY.

 

What movie can you see over and over again? It’s a Wonderful Life…I’ve become an old movie junkie

What creeps you out? Bats. Ugh. I accidentally let one in the house when I was growing up…I haven’t been the same since.

Terry & Janet Weston

What is your role at Heartland? We lead the Global Ministry Team and Terry is an Elder

Tell us about your family. We have been married for 43 years. We have four daughters, three of whom are married and they are all Christ followers. We have seven grandchildren ranging in ages 2-8.

Terry:

What is something people don’t know about you? I've been tandem paragliding near the Swiss Alps

What inspires you? Lost people coming to Christ

What do you order at your favorite fast food place? Chicken strips

What movie can you see over and over? Air Force One

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you. Randy Alcorn's book, Heaven - made me think about heaven in a new way

Name one thing on your bucket list. Visiting the Holy Land

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when your grew up? A doctor...and I am!

What is your kryptonite? Drivers on the road trying to speed up to pass me when I'm already going the speed limit

Janet:

What was your first job? A library ‘page’ when in high school

What movie can you see over and over? I have watched “What’s Up, Doc” more than once - very funny

What was your worst family vacation ever? The worst (or at least very memorable) family vacation was a trip to Michigan when we had repeated vehicle difficulties (visited a number of garages) and ended with four out of six getting a stomach/intestinal bug

What's a guilty pleasure in the fridge? I have some DQ blizzard portions stored in my freezer for later consumption (guess that counts as the fridge) - it will be a pleasure and I may not feel that guilty about eating them!

Zach & Lauren Motter

What is your role at Heartland: We clean the buildings together.

 

Tell us about your family: Lauren grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio (Go Bengals!) and came north for college at MVNU where she met Zach. Zach grew up in Bellville and has attended Heartland since he was 13 years old. We’ve been married since 2015 and have four fur babies.

 

Lauren:

What was your first job? I was a lifeguard at Kings Island.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a teacher or a veterinarian. I gave up on veterinarian when someone told me I would have to put animals down. So, teacher it is! I teach Spanish full-time.

What is your kryptonite? Coffee, ice cream and animals- that’s probably how we ended up with a “mini zoo”!

Name one thing on your bucket list. Travel- anywhere, just more! I’ve been to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and the Czech Republic as well as a lot of areas in the US. I want to add more countries to that list.

What inspires you? People, their stories, my students, other cultures and languages.

What movie can you see over and over? Remember the Titans, Grease, Pitch Perfect, The Sandlot, The Blind Side, Invincible, any sports movie really! I’ve been through the series Friends probably 20 times (even though that’s not a movie).

Zach:

 

What was your first job? Dish room at the V&M in Bellville.

If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say? “Don’t go down that hill on a canoe!”

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant? Spicy Chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Bigfootologist

What is your kryptonite? My dog’s puppy face, Leaning Tower of Pizza, Jones Potato Chips.

Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you. Killing Lions by John Eldredge.

What inspires you? My wife, family.

What movie can you see over and over? Gettysburg, The Big Short, Too Big to Fail, the documentary Civil War by Ken Burns

What is your role at Heartland? I will be the first face you see when you visit the office, and will most likely assist with just about anything you might need (within reason).

What was your first job? I was a tele-marketer for Sears.

What was your worst job ever? I was a tele-marketer for Sears.

What is something most people don't know about you? I attended the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. I won the trip through a radio call-in show.

What is a movie I can watch over and over?  Lord of the Rings.

What is your kryptonite? Peanut Buster Parfaits from Dairy Queen.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian.

If you could go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say? Don't waste your time worrying about things you cannot change.

What do you order at your favorite fast food restaurant? Three finger combo at Raising Cane's.

Darcie Ballenger

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