Staff Directory

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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

Contact Ed at: ed@heartcc.org

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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.

Contact Paula at: paula@heartcc.org

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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!

Contact Matt at: matt@heartcc.org

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Ray Graham, Student Ministries Pastor

My incredible wife Mindy and I met at Judson University and were married in 1991. We have two children, Josiah, an 11th grader, Ashtyn a 9th grader.  We also have a dog, Sport. I have the privilege of spending my time with students focusing on a Win…Build…Send approach to ministry. I am wired to share Jesus with students, help them grow in their relationships with Him, and encourage them to do the same with their friends.

Contact Ray at: ray@heartcc.org

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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.

Contact John at: rmljhold@hotmail.com

 

 

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.

Contact Marcelle at: kidco@heartcc.org

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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.

Contact Jim at: jim@heartcc.org

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Melissa Bliven, Little KidCo

Contact Melissa at: lil_kidco@heartcc.org

Jay Hobson, Custodian

Leave a message for Jay at: (309) 452-7335