Ed Wright, Lead Pastor
My wonderful wife, Helen and I are blessed with two adult sons, Wes (married to Robyn) and Brent. In the role of Lead Pastor, I get to wear many hats including preaching, counseling, staff admin needs, small groups, and more! It’s a privilege to be a part of the Heartland family and together grow in our love for our Savior, for each other, and for our community. John 13:34-35
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Paula Reich, Office Manager
I have had the joy of being married to Jim for 45 years! We are both on staff here at HCC. We have three sons: Jeff (married to Sara), Greg (married to Rebecca) & Michael (married to Jessica). We are also greatly blessed with seven grandchildren: Caleb, Ava, Jonathan, Samuel, Arabella, Zoey, and Eliana. (the joys of our lives). As Office Manager, I am pretty much at the hub of the day to day activities. I also keep the calendar up to date and assist the pastors and staff with whatever they need done. As ReGen Women’s Director, my passion is to mentor younger women and help them to find freedom in Christ.
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Matt Holderby, Worship Pastor
My wife and best friend, Becky and I have four children, Kyrsten, Matthew, Garrett and Gabriel. Yes, we have a FULL house, “busy, busy, busy!” As Worship Pastor I have the awesome privilege and responsibility to lead people to sing praises to God!
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John Holderby, Preaching Pastor
My wife and best friend, Lisa and I have two kids, Max and Skye. We have two dogs, a Swiss Mountain dog, Beast, and a White German Shepherd, Theo. I have lived in Normal all my life and my wife Lisa was raised outside of Quincy Ill. Lisa is a RN at Advocate Bromen where she was a cardiac nurse for twenty years and now works for Homecare and Hospice, on call on the weekends. We have called Heartland home for six years and are so excited to continue to serve in this larger role.
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Marcelle Ploense, Children’s Ministries Director
My wonderful husband Gig and I are blessed with three adult children: Caleb (married to Kyli), Jacob, and Hannah. As KidCo Director I get to hang out with the kids. I also love to be a part of the adult worship time.
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Eric Stuehlmeyer, Student Ministry Director
I have been married to my best friend Sommer for 7 years and we have been a part of the Heartland family for about 6 of those years. We have 4 children, so we stay pretty busy. We knew when we started coming to Heartland that this was the family for us. And now we are super excited to be a part of the Student Ministries. We look forward to helping our youth grow in their relationship with Jesus.
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Michael Rivera, Interim Student Ministry Lead
I have been married to the love of my life, Katie, for 13 years. We have two children and a dog: Michael III (8), Esther (6), and Lincoln the Giant Schnauzer (10). I am a twenty-two year military veteran that continues to serve in the Illinois Army National Guard as a Chaplain. I am excited about the opportunity to be part of the pastoral team and serve Heartland Church in whatever capacity that meets the needs of the community and brings God the glory.
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Katie Rivera, Student Ministry Associate Lead and Women’s Ministry Director
I am married to Michael, my husband of 13 years and counting. We have a son, Michael III (8), daughter, Esther (6), and a Giant Schnauzer, Lincoln (10). I have felt God’s calling to vocational ministry for a few years now, and am so blessed and honored to be able to serve Him in the capacity to which He has called me here at Heartland!
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Jim Reich, Graphics & Staging Director
For 45 years I have been blessed to be married to Paula. We have three sons: Jeff (married to Sara), Greg (married to Rebecca) & Michael (married to Jessica). We are also greatly blessed with seven grandchildren: Caleb, Ava, Jonathan, Samuel, Arabella, Zoey, and Eliana. (the joys of our lives). As Graphics and Staging Director, I am responsible for most of the graphic and technical details for our weekend services plus all the creative staging to promote our message series themes.
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Melissa Bliven, Little KidCo
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Jay Hobson, Custodian
Leave a message for Jay at: (309) 452-7335