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meet our team

#theheartlandteam

Heartland Christian is overwhelmingly blessed to have an incredible staff.  Any organization can only be as strong as the individuals who are working toward the same purpose. We are excited to have a clear vision and some of the most wonderful people in the world. Please pray for our team as they work to be the hands and feet of Christ to this generation of young people. 

B O A R D   O F   D I R E C T O R S

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Eric Himelick

DIRECTOR OF URBAN MINISTRIES,
Heartland Christian School

When Eric was an early teen, he felt God calling him to prepare for ministry. He graduated in 2000 from Union Bible College with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. Eric and his wife, Rachelle, served as the founding directors of Victory Inner-city Ministries for 15 years before joining Evangelistic Faith Missions in June 2015. They live with their six children in Upland, IN at Victory Acres Farm.

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BRETT FISCHER

321GoKids!, Owner + Lead Physical Therapist

Brett is passionate about serving families with special needs children.

He is the owner and founder of 321GoKids, a comprehensive pediatric therapy service from birth to 18 years of age. Brett loves to lead and teach others. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, reading, strategic thinking games and deep conversations with friends around a fire.

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Shawn Clemens

PRESIDENT,   Clemens Home Solutions

Shawn grew up working with several local contractors and has 25 years of experience in construction.

In 1998, he bought his first gutter machine and started Clemens Home Solutions.

Shawn’s commitment to detail and excellence has enabled the company to grow into a thriving business.

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PHIL ALEXANDER

PRESIDENT, Midwest Property Logistics

Phil began working in the construction service industry in 2005, which eventually led to him co-founding Midwest Property Logistics. While the company focuses on innovation, customer service and excellence, Phil believes MPL is called to be a light in the construction industry. 

This blend of business principles and mission is the foundation for the company's growth. Phil is pursuing his degree in Business Management and enjoys spending time with his family. 

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Jeremy Nivens

DERMATOLOGIST

Jeremy feels his role on the Board of Directors is to simply help, serve, and guide the school in helping parents equip their children to become Christ-like leaders. He is heavily invested in the school because he has seen the impact it has made in his own children and believes in the leaders of the school and the amazing teachers.

He is also currently coaching Heartland's young men in basketball, as well as life.

Administrative LEADERSHIP

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SCott clEMENS 
HEAD OF SCHOOL

--Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Education

--Master of Arts in Religion

CONNIE JOSLIN 
ELEMENTARY RESOURCE ADMINISTRATOR

 

--Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology

TEACHInG STAFF

This group of incredible people keep the Heartland programs functioning by fulfilling their respective roles with competence and wisdom and are always quick to lend a helping hand. Whether it's pulling student curriculum or praying with their students, we are thankful for their commitment to our mission. 

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TONI COLEMAN 
Teacher's Assistant
Highschool

SCotT CLEMENS

HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

Highschool

scott Craig
Head Supervisor
Highschool

Caleb Case
Head Supervisor
High School

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CHARLES NORFLEET
Head Supervisor
Highschool


 

JIM STROUP

HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

Junior High

Travis STROUP
Head Supervisor
Junior High

SHERYL CLEMENS
Teacher's Assistant
Junior High

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Brittany GLICK
Teacher's Assistant + Choir Director
Junior High

WHITNEY RICHWINE
Teacher's Assistant
Junior High

JacquelYN PENTICUFF
HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER
4th - 5th
 

BRIANA STAMPER
Teacher's Assistant
4th - 5th
 

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CAMERON SANKEY
Teacher's Assistant + Elem. PE Teacher
4th - 5th
 

MISSY ADAMS
HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

3rd
 

JANAE ECKERT
Teacher's Assistant
3rd
 

BRENDA LONG
HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

2nd

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ESTHER KING
Teacher's Assistant 
2nd


 

SARAH URWIN
RESOURCE TEACHER
All Grades

dorothy witt
HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER
1st


 

micki souders
Teacher's Assistant
1st


 

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DARLA STROUP

HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

Kindergarten 

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VALERIE WELCH 
Teacher's Assistant
Kindergarten

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ZONDA KETCHAM
RESOURCE TEACHER

--Master's Degree

DELYNDA CRABTREE
SPANISH TEACHER
 

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KAYLYNN HIMELICK
Teacher's Assistant
Highschool
 

michelle probst
MUSIC DIRECTOR
All Grades

OPERATIONS

This team provides operational support for Heartland's programs. Their work is vital in communicating with parents and connecting with our donors.  These individuals help manage scholarships, donation processing, prayer and parent/teacher communications. 

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DELYNDA CRABTREE

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

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AMY Coffin 
FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR

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KRISTA CRABTREE

SECRETARY

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SHAUNA NIVENS 
PUBLIC RELATIONS

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CASEY KNIGHT
SECRETARY

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SHERYL CLEMENS

PRAYER TEAM COORDINATOR

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