Get To Know
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.
What is your role at Heartland? I am the Associate Pastor of Student Ministry.
Tell us about your family. I am married to Kristen and we have one son, Cayden.
What was your first job? Country Music Radio DJ WLGN 98.3
If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say? Everything you are going through will make you better, keep going.
What inspires you? People, when I see joyful people all over this world even if they have nothing.
Beside the Bible, name a book that has impacted you. They Call Me Sparky: A book about Sparky Anderson.
What do I order at your favorite fast food restaurant. Pizza
Name one thing on your bucket list. To visit all the Major League Baseball Parks.
What is your kryptonite:? Pizza
What is your role at Heartland? Assistant Church Administrator. I provide administrative support by sending the church email each week, maintaining records in the church database, running reports, and various other housekeeping duties.
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 teach Ignite class.
Tell us about your family. We have been married for 44 years. We have four daughters and seven grandchildren.
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.
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!
What is your role at Heartland? Church Administrator--still learning what all that entails but willing to help however I am able.
What was your first job? I was a teacher/therapist for Autistic children and adults at the Illinois Center for Autism.
What are your hobbies? Sewing, Crafting and Home Remodeling.
What is your favorite food? Chorizo tacos.
Name one thing on your bucket list. Being Goofy at Walt Disney World.
What is your favorite author? James Patterson.
What is your favorite book? Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst.
If you could go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say? Appreciate every minute, good and bad as they all pass quickly and you learn from all of them.
What is your favorite Musician/Band: Brad Williams/ The Oolong Gurus
What is your role at Heartland? Director of Children's Ministry & Custodian
Tell us about your family. I am married to my husband, Aron and together we have three boys...yes, they keep us on our toes! We live locally and have our entire lives. We have lots of furry babies! Three dogs, six cats and two guinea pigs. Yes, we live on an actual farm! Both my husband and I started attending Heartland before it was Heartland, at North Woodbury Alliance, and we feel as though many people here are our extended family.
What inspires you? Seeing others overcome the seemingly impossible obstacles in their lives and make something good from it!
What job, other than your own, would you like to attempt? I'd love to be an author and a patient advocate at a children's hospital.
Name one thing on your bucket list. I want to learn to speak Italian one day!
If you had a chance to go back in time and say one sentence to yourself, what would you say? Slow down and enjoy who you are in this stage of your life.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a teacher
What's your guilty pleasure in the fridge? Dark chocolate dessert hummus.
What is your kryptonite? Babies and animals.
What is your role at Heartland? As the Facilitator of Groups, I will be working alongside group leaders, helping them with curriculum questions, considering when to divide and multiple, etc. I will also look for ways we can get new people plugged into community as well.
Tell us about your family. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Joel, since July 20, 1991. We have four adult children: Katie is a nurse at the James, OSU' s cancer hospital. Our oldest and youngest sons, Will and David live together just outside of Philadelphia where Will works for an engineering firm, and David works for a
mortgage company. Our son, Josh, and his wife, Jessica, live in Pittsburgh, where Josh is in dental school at Pitt and Jess teaches a 2nd/3rd grade class at Pittsburgh Urban Christian School.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a professional ice skater and a Mary Kay lady.
What was your worst job ever? Worst job yet...sorting through pallet upon pallet of rotting strawberries to come up with a quart of decent ones to sell at T**'s Farm Market.
What is something most people don't know about you? I used to cohost a morning radio show called, "Shout for Joy...& Annie" on WVMC back in the day.
Besides the Bible, name a book that has impacted you. I can't just name one book...The Gospel Comes With a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield, The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken, and Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
Name one thing on your bucket list. I hope to be a grandma someday.
What is your role at Heartland? Handle the technology side of things. Try to make everything run as smoothly as possible to eliminate any distractions during Sunday services.
Tell us about your family. I am married to my amazing wife, Morgan, since 2016. We have lived in Lexington our whole lives and plan to continue that with our awesome son Lucah.
What was your first job? I worked various roles at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course starting at the age of 14 continuing for 6 years. I filed papers, answered phones, cleaned the track, ran all kinds of tractors and machinery, dumped trash, and helped with the Mid-Ohio School. So just about every possible job there, but it was very fun.
What is your kryptonite? Peanut butter sauce on ice cream....need I say more?
What/Who inspires you? My wife. She is such a great mom and all around person. No matter what, she is always happy and cheery and lights up any room she is in. After a long day at work, she always makes it better when I get home.
What music do you listen to? Nothing but country.
What is your favorite chore? Anything outdoors...but if I had to narrow it down, mowing the yard or washing cars.
What is something most people don't know about you? I can't say no to anything!
What is your role at Heartland? Since 1997 I have been involved in multiple areas of the Heartland ministry. I currently serve as Elder, on the Nominating Committee, and with our youth on Sunday nights.
Tell us about your family. The Lord gifted me with my beautiful wife, Teresa, over 20 years ago. He has blessed us with three healthy and active children, Carina (freshman at Ohio University), Garet (sophomore at Lexington) and Elyana (8th grade at Lexington).
What inspires you? I am inspired when I see someone improve their overall quality of life, be it spiritual, physical or emotional. This is especially true when it's growth in their relationship and service with Jesus Christ and others!
What movies can you see over and over? Braveheart, Dead Poet's Society, Shawshank Redemption, Lord of the Rings, Forrest Gump, Star Wars, Avengers, and a string of many other classics.
Name one thing on your bucket list. A cross-country motorcycle trip to the west coast, up the Pacific Coast Highway and back (ideally with Teresa!).
What's on your music playlist right now? Toby Mac, Led Zeppelin, Newsboys, Metallica, Jeremy Camp, Rush, Kutless, and Scorpions to name a few among MANY others.
What is your kryptonite? Donuts and most things sweet!
What is your role at Heartland? I serve as an Elder and am part of the Global Ministry Team.
Tell us about your family. I have three children, Drew, Levi and Lily. My wife Becky and I have been married 23 years.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Architect.
What was your first job? I worked at a bicycle shop (Y-Not Cycling) in high school.
What is something most people don't know about you. I drive a 2002 Saturn daily with 440,000 miles on it.
What inspires you? I am inspired when I sense the Holy Spirit reveal a need or make clear an action that needs to be taken. This is why missions inspire me...the Great Commission.
What is your kryptonite? I like repairing broken stuff and learning how things work. Therefore I have a never-ending list of projects and ideas for new projects.
What is your role at Heartland? I serve as an elder.
Tell us about your family. Married to Carrie with two daughters, Kathleen and Meghan.
What is your favorite song on your iPod? 867-5309.
What song is on your iPod no one knows about? West Side Story--I feel Pretty.
Name one thing on your bucket list. A cruise to Antarctica.
What was your first job? Mowing lawns for the family landscaping business.
What creeps you out? The skin on the kiwi fruit.
What is something people don't know about you? I absolutely hate fishing.
What is your kryptonite? Peanut M&M's.
What is your role at Heartland? I serve as an Elder.
Tell us about your family: My wife Janet and I met at Malone University and were married following graduation in 2013. We are blessed with three wonderful boys Judah, Benjamin and Shepherd and also have a miniature goldendoodle named Ivy.
What was your first job? The first and only place of employment is working for my family’s funeral home, Snyder Funeral Home. I started out working mowing, doing landscaping, and other odd jobs around the funeral home and have continued to do more inside work over the years before obtaining my license as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. I now have the privilege to serve as VP of the company.
Name one thing on your bucket list. I would love to be able to take a tour of either England and Scotland or New Zealand and Australia.
What music are you listening to right now? Beyond the Guitar. He is an artist that will finger pick (in other words do a cover of) popular video game themes and songs from movies on his acoustic guitar.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a professional baseball player. I just loved the sport and thought I could be the next Jim Thome.
What is something most people don't know about you? I love to play board games! The games I enjoy range from Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Viticulture to Trajan (yes a lot of Euro style games). Currently one of my favorites is Roll for the Galaxy.