elder board members

Elder Chair

Mark McHargue

Mark McHargue married his high school sweetheart Judi in 1986. They have four grown children. Their two oldest, Andrew and Jordan both are married and live in the area. They have blessed Mark and Judi with several grandchildren. Rachel is married as well and lives in Michigan. Charis, their youngest, has Angelman syndrome and still lives at home. Mark and his brother are fourth generation family farmers east of Central City. Along with farming, Mark is co-owner of McHargue Builders…

Brandon Hamer

Brandon Hamer and his wife Karmen have lived in Central City for the past 22 years and have attended Heartland since moving to Central City after college. Brandon grew up on a farm near Scotia and Karmen on a farm north of Holdrege. They met in college at UNL, have been married for 23 years, and have 4 children: Kordell, Bailey, Kortney, and Brielle. In addition to the time they enjoy with their kids and extended families, they enjoy the…

Tyson Ratliff

Tyson Ratliff is a native of   Central City and attended Nebraska Christian High School where he met his high school sweetheart. He proposed six months after graduation, and they were married in 2007. Tyson graduated from Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, and is now self-employed in the powersports industry while working from home. Sarah homeschools their three children and the kids enjoy visiting their dad in the shop or playing on their acreage south of Central City. Tyson has…

Scott Gamblin

Scott   Gamblin grew up in Chapman Nebraska. He graduated from the         University of Kearney with a degree in elementary education. Scott has been teaching elementary school since 2006. He lives in Chapman with his wife Elizabeth and their two children Elijah and Amalia. His family’s favorite things are playing games, family movie nights, swimming, and hiking in the small treeline at the back of their house. Scott enjoys playing board games, camping, scuba diving, and watching—as well as    playing—ice hockey.…

Tom Dockweiler

Tom Dockweiler and his wife, Sherry, have attended Heartland Evangelical Free Church since they moved to Central City in the summer of 1985. They are grateful to the people of Heartland for the opportunities to minister and to be ministered to throughout the years. They are especially grateful for the many individuals who came alongside their four children, Melody, Carmen, Zachary, and Jonathan, as they matured into the young women and men they have become today. The three oldest are…
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