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. 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

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,

Evangelistic Faith Missions

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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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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JERRY CASE

OFFICE MANAGER, Clemens Home Solutions

Jerry has worked for Clemens Home Solutions as office manager since 2013.

Prior to working for Clemens, Jerry was a full-time educator in Florida and the Cayman Islands.  

He received his bachelors in Music Education from God’s Bible College. Jerry is a proud veteran of the US Army.

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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.

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.

Administrative LEADERSHIP

SCott clEMENS 

HEADMASTER

--Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Education

--Master of Arts in Religion

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

CONNIE JOSLIN 

HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

First Grade

SCotT CLEMENS

HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

Highschool

scott Craig

SUPERVISOR

Highschool

--Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Education

--Master of Arts in Religion

--Eighteen years education experience

--Thirty-six years education experience

--Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology

--Thirty-six years education experience

--Bachelor of Arts

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DARLA STROUP

HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

Kindergarten 

JIM STROUP

HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

Junior High

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Travis STROUP

SUPERVISOR

Junior High

--Bachelor of Arts in Music

--Thirty-three years education experience

--Bachelor of Arts in Education

--Thirty-three years education experience

--Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English

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MIchael McKim

SUPERVISOR

Junior High

Caleb Case

SUPERVISOR

High School

--Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies

--Bachelor of Arts 

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VALERIE WELCH 

TEACHER'S ASSISTANT

Elementary

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VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TEACHER - All Grades

--Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

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JacquelYN PENTICUFF

HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

Grades 3-4

 

MISSY ADAMS

ART TEACHER

All Grades

DELYNDA CRABTREE

SPANISH TEACHER

2nd Year Spanish

--Associate of Arts in Business & Spanish

--26 years education experience

MARTHA SMITH

HEAD OF LEARNING CENTER

2nd Grade

 

--Bachelor of Arts in English

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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KRISTA CRABTREE

SECRETARY

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SHERYL CLEMENS

PRAYER TEAM COORDINATOR