Our Team

Our Team


    • Darryn Scheske

      Senior Pastor
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      Darryn Scheske

      Darryn ScheskeSenior Pastor

      Darryn Scheske is the founding Senior Pastor of Heartland Church, an interdenominational, multiethnic church in Indianapolis. Darryn is a fifth-generation pastor who inherited his love for people in the islands of the Caribbean where he was raised. Heartland Church began in the Scheske's living room in 2001 with 17 people. Today, Heartland Church is attended by thousands of people in greater Indianapolis.

      Pastor Scheske also serves as the Chairman of Converge, a network of over 1,300 churches with the mission of “starting and strengthening churches together worldwide.” He is a passionate advocate for people to live purposeful, fulfilled lives of compassion and generosity. He is an activator for sustainable transformation in developing countries like Haiti, India and Sierra Leone. A member of the Fishers Rotary Club, Darryn is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, and the 2010 Rotarian of the Year.

      Pastor Scheske holds a Master’s degree in Leadership from Southeastern University. In 2018, he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Indiana Wesleyan University.

      Darryn and his wife, Loree have been married for 29 years and are blessed with one married son, two daughters and a long-haired dachshund. Darryn is a certified Rescue Diver, and also enjoys hiking and climbing mountains in national parks all across America.

    • Tom Branum

      Chief Financial Officer
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      Tom Branum

      Tom BranumChief Financial Officer

    • Kim Guzman

      Senior Executive Assistant
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      Kim Guzman

      Kim GuzmanSenior Executive Assistant

    • Rachel Hann

      Director of Adventureland Childcare
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      Rachel Hann

      Rachel HannDirector of Adventureland Childcare

    • Joey Hannon

      Facilities Manager
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      Joey Hannon

      Joey HannonFacilities Manager

    • Melodie Heer

      Heartland Kids Director
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      Melodie Heer

      Melodie HeerHeartland Kids Director

    • Sherri Harper

      Accounting Services Manager
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      Sherri Harper

      Sherri HarperAccounting Services Manager

    • Sonya Majors

      Assistant Manager, Adventureland Childcare
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      Sonya Majors

      Sonya MajorsAssistant Manager, Adventureland Childcare

    • Nathan Moore

      Next Steps Director
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      Nathan Moore

      Nathan MooreNext Steps Director

    • Monette Petty-Nelson

      Heartland Kids Early Childhood Director
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      Monette Petty-Nelson

      Monette Petty-NelsonHeartland Kids Early Childhood Director

    • Ben Philip

      Accounting Associate / Ministry Liaison
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      Ben Philip

      Ben PhilipAccounting Associate / Ministry Liaison

    • Don Scheske

      Pastoral Care
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      Don Scheske

      Don ScheskePastoral Care

    • RJ Sewell

      Small Groups Pastor
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      RJ Sewell

      RJ SewellSmall Groups Pastor

    • Bev Short

      Office Manager
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      Bev Short

      Bev ShortOffice Manager

    • Bronwen Smith

      Host Dream Team Director
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      Bronwen Smith

      Bronwen SmithHost Dream Team Director

    • Nick Scheske

      Lead Student Pastor
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      Nick Scheske

      Nick ScheskeLead Student Pastor

    • Abby Scheske

      Student Pastor
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      Abby Scheske

      Abby ScheskeStudent Pastor

    • Meagan Reeves

      Worship Pastor
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      Meagan Reeves

      Meagan ReevesWorship Pastor

    • Emily Solvie

      Heartland Kids Elementary Director
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      Emily Solvie

      Emily SolvieHeartland Kids Elementary Director

    • David Low

      Staff Accountant
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      David Low

      David LowStaff Accountant

    • Matt Onkst

      Production Director
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      Matt Onkst

      Matt OnkstProduction Director

    • Jonnathan Harris

      Worship Leader
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      Jonnathan Harris

      Jonnathan HarrisWorship Leader

    • Andrew Curry

      Worship Leader
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      Andrew Curry

      Andrew CurryWorship Leader

    • Clay Clement

      Executive Pastor, Legacy & Dream Team
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      Clay Clement

      Clay ClementExecutive Pastor, Legacy & Dream Team

    • Greg Wallace

      Executive Pastor, Weekend Experience
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      Greg Wallace

      Greg WallaceExecutive Pastor, Weekend Experience

    • Julie Weber

      Production Coordinator
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      Julie Weber

      Julie WeberProduction Coordinator

    • Rufus Lewis

      Pastoral Care Pastor
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      Rufus Lewis

      Rufus LewisPastoral Care Pastor

    • Tiffany Walker

      Human Resources Director
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      Tiffany  Walker

      Tiffany WalkerHuman Resources Director

    • Brooke Miller

      Heartland Kids Coordinator
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      Brooke  Miller

      Brooke MillerHeartland Kids Coordinator

    • JR Viers

      Audio Coordinator
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      JR Viers

      JR ViersAudio Coordinator

    • Wil Robbins

      Production Coordinator
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      Wil Robbins

      Wil RobbinsProduction Coordinator

    • LeTerris Strickland

      Assistant Manager, Adventureland Childcare
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      LeTerris Strickland

      LeTerris StricklandAssistant Manager, Adventureland Childcare

    • Kate Blankenship

      Communications Director
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      Kate Blankenship

      Kate BlankenshipCommunications Director