Our church is an elder-led congregation. Two words often used to describe elders in Scripture are shepherds and overseers. The criteria for elders is described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. Our elder board is comprised of teaching elders (pastors) and ruling elders. We follow the biblical example of the plurality of elders as seen in Exodus 18:13-23 and Acts 20:17. This means that all of our elders and pastors govern and lead together and are responsible for feeding, leading, protecting, and caring for the people that call Heartland home.
John Bouma Stan Shelden
Jeff Flora Gary Gensch
Bryan Hanning George Bruce
Jeff Morris Matt Phillips
Morten Vigilius David Alexander
Jeff Dugger Ron Johnson
George Granberry Richard Brueck (transitioning in)