Al Andrus heard and followed God’s call to initiate a church plant that, on July 4, 2004, officially became Heartland Alliance Church. Bringing 26 years of ministry experience to the table, Al has led the Heartland staff with vision and passion. He, with his wife Lee, has three children and three grandchildren who he loves to visit. Lee and Al have been married since 1982 and enjoy spending time together making renovations to their home and doing outdoor activities.
As a member of the founding team for Heartland Alliance, Mike has contributed valuable church ministry and business community experience to his leadership role at Heartland. He and his wife Marilyn are the proud parents of two grown and married daughters and very proud grandparents to their four grandchildren. In their spare time, Mike and Marilyn enjoy playing a round of golf together.
Barry has been a part of Heartland Staff since the beginning and is passionate about serving God and His church. He loves getting people connected into community at Heartland, helping people find healing and wholeness in Christ, and seeing marriages transformed. Aside from his preaching, Barry is well-known around here – that loud laugh you hear on the weekends is his! Barry and his wife Lori-Anne were married in 1993 and have five young adult children. Family time, playing basketball, running, watching football and doing construction are some of the many ways Barry likes to relax. He loves meeting new people too, so be sure to say hi!
Rob joined Heartland in 2008 after completing his studies in music and pastoral ministry at Briercrest College and Seminary. In ministry, Rob has a passion to see both music and arts being used to glorify God. In his spare time he enjoys playing hockey and spending time with family. Rob has been married to his wife Kristy since 2006 and together they have four children; Eliana, Madison, Lyla and Bennett.
Wade grew up in Sherwood Park and joined the Heartland team in June 2009. Prior to Heartland, he was on the pastoral staff at Sherwood Park Alliance Church for ten years working with students from grades 5-12 and Young Adults, and where he also ran a drop-in centre for skateboarders and bmx'ers. Wade is a graduate of Taylor University College and the Arrow Leadership Program. He enjoys coaching, playing, and watching basketball, hockey, or football. He is married to Sharla, his high school sweetheart, and they have three children. Wade is passionate that students have a foundational understanding of their faith and that they have real encounters with the presence of God.
Kim has been part of the Heartland team since 2006. She and her husband Tim have lived in Sherwood Park since 1995 and have three young-adult daughters. Kim loves to bake, read, play games and have people over. She has led our Guest Services ministry since the Fall of 2016 and loves seeing people be known and get connected in the church. She also heads up our administration and accounting departments and feels she has the best job in the world!
Craig joined the team at Heartland in 2017 to be apart of God’s calling in renewal ministry. He graduated from Canadian Bible College in 2001 and has been an Alliance Pastor since then. Craig has a passion to see all people live in the freedom that Jesus Christ brings every day, for all of life. Craig loves to spend time with his wife Joy and his kids Will and Kara. He enjoys coffee, reading, writing, hiking and is a huge football fan!
Greg originally comes from Grande Prairie, and arrived at Heartland in early 2016, following 20 years of various pastoral roles in 4 other Alliance churches. One of his greatest passions is to see people step out in faith and discover the potential God has created in them, so working with men and coaching small group leaders provide great opportunities for him to do what he loves! Greg also really enjoys music, fishing, sports and games of all kinds, and is blessed to do life together with his kids Jon & Rachel and his best friend Debra (married since 1991). But most of all, Greg is constantly overwhelmed with the depth of God's grace to him, and wants to live fully surrendered and completely devoted to Jesus.
Linda and her family have been involved in Heartland since the very beginning. She is passionate about seeing people connect with God through music and the arts. She also loves to see people unleash their talents for God’s work. Linda is married to a great guy and they have three terrific kids who are all involved in church life. She enjoys laughing, singing, playing piano, reading and football (watching, not playing).
Joy attended Canadian Bible College and graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education in 2000. This is where she met Craig and they married in 2001. Joy joined the Heartland team in 2017 and brings with her 14 years of ministry experience. One of Joy’s greatest passions is seeing women experience the freedom and joy that comes from knowing and believing how deeply loved they are by God. Joy loves spending time with Craig and their two teenagers among many other things such as reading, hiking and coffee with friends.
Jordan has attended Heartland since 2004. He came on staff in the summer of 2014 as a youth intern and shortly after started his undergrad at Vanguard College. He has completed his Pastoral Leadership certificate and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in Theology. Jordan has a passion for teaching and seeing leaders and young adults grow in their abilities for the Kingdom of God. He desires to see students come to an understanding of the Bible, spiritual disciplines, and above all embrace their position as sons and daughters of God, developing an intimate relationship with the living God. When not studying or working he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Eileen, studying and discussing theology, reading, and playing board games.
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Ashley has been attending Heartland Alliance since 2011. She started both volunteering and with an internship with Children's Ministry in early 2012 and really enjoyed the relationships and growth she experienced here. After graduating from the U of A with an Education degree, she spent four years teaching at the TELUS World of Science. Ashley has now returned to pursue her love of God, children and education through Children's Ministry here with Heartland Kids. Ashley is married to John and lives in Sherwood Park.
Danielle has been on staff at Heartland since September 2009, first working as a summer intern in Children's Ministry and then with youth and young adults. Danielle now brings her passion, energy and joy to the single adult ministry. Danielle has completed a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate in Intercultural Studies. She enjoys dance, choreography, playing her ukulele and staying active playing a variety of sports.
Tina has been actively involved in church ministry since her late teens in many areas including youth, children’s ministry, small groups, community outreach, prayer, hospitality and more. She is passionate about what God is able to do in people’s lives and especially enjoys volunteering with the prayer team. Tina is married to Ken, has three young adult children and enjoys dessert – a lot!
Yolande has been involved at Heartland since the very beginning. She served alongside her husband Danny in Junior High Youth and later served together as small group leaders. She began working at Heartland in 2013 and is thankful to work with so many amazing ladies in Women’s Ministry. She enjoys playing slow pitch in the summer and hanging out with her family. Yo and Danny have three wonderful adult children, Kayla (Eric), Josh and Nicole.
Cole has attended Heartland since 2004 and has been a part of our team since 2015 in varying roles. He has a passion for worship, youth and burgers. When he’s not organizing youth services you can find him writing and recording music, quoting movies out of context, and spending time with his soon-to-be wife Alexandria.
Sydney has been attending Heartland since 2012 and has been on staff since 2015. She has been a member of the Heartland team in both Heartland Kids and Refuge Student Ministry. She has completed her Children’s Ministry Certificate and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Youth Ministry) at Vanguard College. Sydney has a love for growing relationships with students and being able to watch them fully embrace who they are in the Kingdom of God. Sydney has a large passion for global and local missions. Sydney is married to Jon and lives in Sherwood Park. When she isn't working or studying you can find her drinking a coffee, reading a good book, hanging out with friends or spending time with her husband.
Kaitlyn has been attending Heartland since 2011. She has been involved in many ministry areas, including kids and youth! During the years of volunteering and spending time with kids during weekends and summer day camps, Kaitlyn knew that God had her on a path towards ministry with children. Prior to joining the Heartland team in October 2018, Kaitlyn worked in the field of Physiotherapy. She is married to Josh. When Kaitlyn isn’t at church, you can find her walking their dog, Marley, or spending time with family and friends!
Will has attended Heartland since 2005. He became a youth intern in January of 2016 and has enjoyed every moment he has spent on team. One of Will’s passions is leading youth; he enjoys hanging out with them, playing games and teaching them about Jesus! His desire is that students will develop a strong relationship with God, with hopes they will in turn lead future generations. When Will is not working, you’ll find him drawing, animating and hanging out with friends and family!
Jacqui graduated from university with an education degree and taught full time until she met and married Howard, then began substitute teaching. Jacqui and Howard have two great sons, who are in university. Jacqui began working here at Heartland in 2013 and is thoroughly enjoying what she does. When she is not working, Jacqui loves playing piano, playing and watching sports, reading, watching movies and hanging out with her family.
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Alex graduated from the Office Administrative program at NAIT in 1998. She worked for Finning (Canada) for 9 years as Credit Coordinator and in 2016 she began working here at Heartland. She is married to Dave and has two busy young boys: Jordan and Adam. Alex enjoys boating, camping and singing with the worship team at Heartland.
Lynnette and her husband Sheldon began attending Heartland in 2006. She has served in various ministry areas including ushering, co-leading the Women’s Retreat planning team, as well as leading GriefShare. Although her background is in the fitness industry with a Physical Education degree from the U of A, Lynnette began working as Bookkeeper at Heartland in 2017. When not at Heartland, Lynnette enjoys volunteering at the school where her 2 sons attend, working out, running, playing volleyball, camping and spending time with loved ones. She feels so very blessed to work alongside such wonderful people, and serve her Church in this way!
Bio, coming soon!
Bio, coming soon!