Our Team

    Staff

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • David Hull

    Executive Pastor of Ministries
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    David Hull

    David HullExecutive Pastor of Ministries

  • 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

  • Sarah Mathison

    Communications Director
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    Sarah Mathison

    Sarah MathisonCommunications Director

  • 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

  • Megan Harris

    Student Ministry Coordinator
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    Megan Harris

    Megan HarrisStudent Ministry 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