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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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 get to lead an amazing group of musicians, hang with some awesome teenagers, and do some other fun intern stuff!
Besides the Bible, name a book that inspired you. The book "Kisses from Katie" was given to me by a mentor in the eighth grade right after I took my first mission trip, and I think I've read it five times since then. Davis shares her story of walking through a call to Uganda (she moved there full time at 19!) and also how she has been able to love them well through that journey. It has not only been instrumental in understanding my call to missions but also has been as a model of what loving people how Jesus did in the midst of daily life really looks like.
What was your first job? My first job ever was mowing my neighbor's lawn at the ripe age of 11--I enjoyed it so much that I now still mow lawns as my summer job!
Name one thing on your Bucket List. Visiting the Tanzania/Kenya region of Africa and going on a safari! I've spent some time in the Sahara region but I love to make it down more south and explore the different culture (and food!!) there.
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? Growing up, I either wanted to be a doctor or a teacher..and now I am currently in nursing school at Ashland University pursuing a career where I get to do both a combination of both!
What is your kryptonite? I have two actually: country music and sunsets over bodies of water. If the two are combined, I will probably cry so be prepared.