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Jonathan WhitleyJonathan Whitley, Senior Pastor

Jonathan began to follow Jesus early in life through the gospel witness of his mother and a local church.  He sensed a call to vocational ministry while serving on a mission trip in high school.  Since then he has served local churches in various roles from janitor to senior pastor for over 25 years.  While in college, he met his bride, Tara, and since their union in 2001 they have had the privilege of raising up a godly heritage both in the church and in their own family, including their four children - Ross (2010), Clay (2012-2015), Graham (2014), and Hope (2017).  Jonathan believes God has called him to help people identify and live out his or her true calling to see and follow Jesus into every area of life.  “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.  Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” - Psalm 127:1

GaryGGary Goodrich, Associate Pastor 

Gary was born in Little Rock Arkansas and called it home until he left in 2004 to attend college at Arkansas State University. During his time there Gary's life was changed when he met Jesus and experienced the life-giving message of grace. In 2011, Gary and his wife Whitney moved to St. Louis, Missouri to attend Covenant Theological Seminary. Gary graduated in May 2015 with his Masters of Divinity. Gary is passionate about grace, community, and about seeing believers from students to leaders become disciples who make disciples. Gary is also passionate about good food, working out, and Cardinals baseball. Gary is married to Whitney and they have a high energy and extroverted daughter Zoey. 

AnitaAnita Luke, Office Manager

Anita was born and raised in Hillsboro, Kansas, and graduated from Tabor College.  Before coming to Heartland in the fall of 2016, she worked at Youth Horizons and Kinloch Price Boys Ranch.  In her spare time, Anita enjoys spending time with her son Layton and two daughters Alandra and Victoria, spending time with friends and reading.