Heartland Elders

Heartland Elders 2017-09-11T16:11:25-05:00

The New Testament teaches that the church is to be led by a plurality of godly leaders under the oversight and watch care of the Elders. The Elders are given ultimate responsibility and authority to see that the church remains on a true course biblically, that its members are being appropriately shepherded, that the body is being fed through insightful, relevant and accurate biblical teaching, and that the life of the church is being managed well with the assistance of other competent and godly leaders.

They are to care for the spiritual and physical well-being of members by regularly praying for the sick. They are to guard the body against harmful influences, confronting those who are contradicting biblical truth or who are continuing in patterns of sinful behavior. In doing this, they close potential entrances for Satan, so that the truth of Christ will remain credible to both the congregation and the community (1 Peter 5:1-4; Acts 20:28- 31; Titus 1:9; James 5:14).

The Elders also give oversight to the legal and financial aspects of Heartland’s ministry. They establish policy and procedures to ensure that the church is led well.

CARL CACCIATORE
CARL CACCIATORE
Carl and his wife, Sharon, have been attending Heartland since the summer of 1998. Carl’s spiritual gifts are wisdom, discernment, hospitality, and leadership. He has been an Elder since 2001 and has had advanced training in conflict resolution. Carl has worked in the aerospace industry for over 35 years and is now retired.
ANGELA LUNDIN
ANGELA LUNDIN
Angela and her husband Troy have been attending Heartland since 1998. Her spiritual gifts are administration, leadership, and teaching. She has used these gifts in many areas of the church including Sharefest, Marriage Matters, and facilitating Growth Groups. For the past 6 and a half years she has been employed at Rockford Public Schools in the Communications Department. She enjoys reading, the outdoors, her husband and two adult children.
MARK MEINERT
MARK MEINERT
Mark and his wife, Becky, have been attending Heartland since 1999. His spiritual gifts are wisdom and discern- ment. Mark served on the Heartland board of directors until 2014 and has been the treasurer since then. He is co-owner of a commercial flooring company. Mark and Becky have been active in the Growth Group ministry for several years.
DAN NYBERG
DAN NYBERG
Dan and his wife, Connie, have been attending Heartland since 2007. Dan has been active in the Freed Up Financial Living Seminars. His spiritual gifts are administration, craftsmanship, teaching, and leadership. In addition to his work as a Sales Training Manager, Dan keeps busy on his small farm near Stillman Valley raising grass fed beef.
SUE SCOTT
SUE SCOTT
Sue and her husband, Walt, began attending Heartland in August of 1998. Her spiritual gifts are mercy, administration, faith, discernment, and prophecy. She leads the Care Team ministry which provides support, encouragement, and community to Heartlanders. She works as a parish nurse promoting holistic health through local churches.
TIM WHITHAM
TIM WHITHAM
Tim and his wife, Kelly, have been attending Heartland since August of 2004. His spiritual gifts are teaching, administration, wisdom, and discernment. He is active in our community and serving at Heartland. Tim has a private law practice here in Rockford.