Staff

office staff

Jamie Pipher

Jamie serves as the Women’s Ministry Director at Heartland. She is married to Zeke and has three kids – Kate, Aidan, and Claire. Jamie has attended Heartland since 2005 when she was a young wife and mom. Now she has a house full of teenagers and more than a few gray hairs. The seasons of a woman’s life change quickly (even when some of those days with young kids seem to last forever). Jamie believes that the local church is…

Melody Merchant

Melody has worked at Heartland since the fall of 2014. She has served in various capacities including Children’s Ministry Director, Worship Team Coordinator, and office communication. Currently, she is our Office Team Leader & Facilities Director. Her favorite thing about working at Heartland is having a front row seat to our body loving and serving each other in such unique and heartfelt ways. Melody and her husband Caleb have been married since 2002. They have four children: Ethan, Kylie, Julia,…

Liz Gamblin

Liz serves as Heartland’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She has been volunteering as a Sunday school teacher and with VBS at Heartland since 2013. She splits her time between the church and Nebraska Christian where she is the middle school/high school Librarian. She is married to Scott and they have 2 children, Eli and Mali. In her free time, Liz enjoys walking, reading books and finding new things to bake.

Marsha Johnson

Marsha counts it a privilege to be part of the office staff at Heartland. She mostly works under Pastor JJ keeping track of all the details of the finances for the church. She also helps with the communications part of the office responsibilities.  She greatly enjoys anything that involves being outdoors – being with grandkids, gardening, yardwork, or just reading in the sun. She also enjoys knitting and sewing. At any given moment, she has several “projects” in the works.…

Drew Schreiber

A Central City native, Drew Schreiber and his wife Lydia have four sons: Riley, Tucker, Mason, and Oakley. Drew is Director of Business Development at Twin Rivers Urgent Care. He has been involved with the Awana ministry since childhood and serves as Heartland’s Awana commander.  He enjoys spending time with his family, taking walks, and rooting for the Huskers. Contact Drew

Paul Beyer

Paul wants to live in a world filled with Pepsi fountains, endless chocolate covered peanut butter cups and a lot fewer vegetables. His life’s ambition is to grow a beard like Pastor JJ. With his history in law enforcement and his current job, Paul has been blessed to realize his passion for helping people. He has seen people at their best and at their worst and that has helped him develop a deep compassion for God’s people. God has also…