Lead Pastor - Ethan Zaun

Ethan and his wife Emma have been on staff since 2012, coming on part-time initially and moving into full-time in October 2017. Ethan transitioned into Lead Pastor in December of 2020. Ethan and Emma are passionate about discipleship and seeing leaders grow.



Executive Pastor - Jennifer Shillinger

Jennifer started with Heartland November 1, 2021 as the Executive Pastor. In her role she oversees the staff, Ministry Leadership Team, and the operations of the church. Jennifer also facilitates Scripture Circle studies and is working on the Heartland Mentorship Program. Jennifer is passionate about experience based learning, building honoring communities, mentorship, and supporting people in becoming their best God created selves. 



Arts Pastor - Cody Qualley

Cody came on staff full-time in March 2019. Cody is the Worship Administrator and oversees the creative direction of Heartland. Cody is passionate about helping people find and use their creative gifts.



Kid's Director - Leah Schoepp

Leah joined the Heartland Staff in June of 2021, but has been working in Kids ministry for over 7 years now. She has a passion for seeing kids grow in their walk with the Lord and the joy of learning about the Bible.

Fun Fact: "I was the first baby dedicated at Heartland."



Ministry Leadership Team

The Ministry Leadership Team exists to move forward the vision and mission of Heartland Community Church.

Shawn Zander, Lead Deacon, Men's Ministry

Melanie Zander, Women's Ministry

Leland Whitehurst, Care Team

Michelle Whitehurst, Care Team

Carol Bell, Prayer

Hannah Schoepp, Hospitality

Caleb Zander, Young Adults, Blessing Bucks lead

Hannah Zander, Young Adults

Sky Purdin, Mentorship

Jared Purdin, Mentorship

Elizabeth Brookes, Youth

Dave Brookes, Youth

Chris Samuels, Audio/Visual Team Lead

Advisory Board

Shawn Zander

Joel Bell

Tom Bon

Anna Royce