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 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

Chris Coakley

 

Paula Jones

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.

 

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 teach Ignite class.

Tell us about your family. We have been married for 44 years. We have four daughters and seven grandchildren.

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!

 

Darcie Ballenger

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.

 
 

Brittany Boyce

What is your role at Heartland? Custodial/cleaning.

 

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.

 

Joy Cochran

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.

Elders

 

Grant Weaver

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.

Tell us about your family. Happily married to Joy for 28 years. Four grown kids (Katie, Will, Josh and David) and an incredible daughter-in-law, Jessica, who is married to Josh.

 

Name a book, besides the Bible, that has impacted you. The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield.

 

What's on your music playlist right now? Chris McClarney, Hillsong United, Elevation Worship, U2 and Coldplay.

 

Name one thing on your bucket list. Attending a World Cup Soccer Game

 

What are your pet peeves? Cold soup, slow drivers, caravanning and the whole state of Michigan.

 

What are your favorite chores? Oil changes and walking the dog.

 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? Somewhere in the Rockies where you can ski and golf in the same day.

 

Joel Cochran

What is your role at Heartland? I serve as an Elder.

Tell us about your family. Married for 35 years to Joy, my best friend. We have four sons (Ethan, Levi, Zachary & Liam) and three daughter-in-laws (Emily, Katelyn & Lauren). We have three grandsons and one granddaughter.

Name a book, besides the Bible, that has impacted you. Waking the Dead by J. Eldredge, Hearing God by Dallas Willard, Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright, The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and anything by C.S. Lewis.

What's songs are on your iPod no one knows about? John the Revelator by Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers.

What is your kryptonite? Isaiah 61:1 - Stops me in my tracks when I pause to think about it.

What movies could you watch over and over again? Band of Brothers & Jeremiah Johnson.

 

Steve Motter

What is your role at Heartland? I serve as an Elder (and a few other things above).

What is your kryptonite? Conundrums---things not easily understood or that I can explain/articulate.

What movies could you watch over and over again? Sound of Music, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Ten Commandments.

What was your worst job ever? Stacking hay in a hot barn.

What is your favorite chore? Drying dishes.

What is your pet peeve? Drivers making crazy traffic decisions.

What creeps you out? Imagining snakes crawling over me.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Switzerland.

 

Terry Weston

 

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.

Mark Steensland

What is your role at Heartland? I serve as an Elder.

Tell us about your family. Married to Lois with three grown children and three grandchildren.

What is your kryptonite? Time, schedule, wanting to please everyone.

What movie could you watch over and over again? Top Gun, any of the Mission Impossible series.

Name one thing on your bucket list. I would like to take an Alaskan cruise.

What is something people don't know about you? I was a munitions specialist in the Air Force for seven years.

What is your pet peeve? Shopping carts left in the parking lot not where they belong.

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

 

Tim Baker

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.

 

Nate Keib

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