Trent Hunter - Pastor for Preaching and Teaching

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Trent was born in 1981 in Columbus, OH, but grew up in the suburbs of three cities: Chicago, San Francisco, and St. Louis. Through the prayer and gospel witness of a schoolmate, the Lord saved Trent in the summer of 1995. Trent accepted the invitation to church from a desire to compensate for his sin, but discovered the gospel of grace which removes our sins “as far as the east is from the west” (Ps. 103:12).

The experience of God’s grace in salvation spilled over in a desire to minister that grace to others as a pastor. Trent pursued theological training at Moody Bible Institute (B.A., ’99), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., ’10). From ’03–'05 he served as a Youth Pastor in the St. Louis area, and from ’10–'17 he served as Pastor for Administration and Teaching in Albuquerque. Trent’s unique role includes the preached Word and oversight of the church’s corporate gatherings. 

Trent and Kristi have three children by adoption. Carson and Madalyn came home from Ethiopia in 2009 and 2010, and Shae came home from Mississippi in 2011.

Sandy McCormick - Executive Pastor

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A native of Southern California, Sandy serves as Heritage's Executive Pastor. He and his wife Karen have three adult children - two sons and a daughter. Sandy enjoys reading, sports, and moderate exercise.

Sandy understands the pressures laymen face in balancing their walk with God, family responsibilities, work, and opportunities in local church ministry. His business background includes co-founding a marketing communications company, serving local, national, and international clients.

Prior to joining the pastoral staff in 1997, Sandy’s lay ministries included teaching, lay counseling, serving as an elder, and serving as chairman of the elder board. He served as Pastor of Adult Discipleship at Heritage from 1997 to 2015 when he moved to the role of Executive Pastor.

Sandy has a BA in Bible, an MA in Pastoral Studies, and a doctorate in Pastoral Theology.

Abe Stratton - Pastor of Member Growth

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While working through degrees in Humanities and Speech, Abe attended Heritage for four years. God used the preaching of His Word and the joyful worship of His people to knit his heart to this church community. In the winter of 2006, Abe completed his graduate degree and married his best friend, Liz. Together, they enjoy reading, walking and hiking through God’s creation, and eating good food!

In January 2007, Abe and Liz left Greenville to serve at a Christian camp, but it was during that time that God began to cultivate two key desires in Abe’s heart - preaching His Word and building long-term discipling relationships with His people. Through His providential leading, God brought them back to Heritage in September of 2008, and they love the opportunity to serve in His ministry here (2 Corinthians 4:1).

Abe and Liz have an energetic and passionate son, Asher Perry, born in April 2010. In September 2011, God took their newborn daughter, Shiloh Mikayla, into eternity. In September 2012, God gave them another daughter, Adelaide June.

Brad Hilgeman - Pastor of Member Care

Brad 600pxBrad became a Christian in 1977 while serving on board the USS Inchon in the United States Navy. A fellow sailor led him to  faith in Christ, and just a few weeks later he surrendered his life to full-time vocational ministry. After his term in the Navy, he attended college, graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Education. Brad has served in pastoral ministry for more than 25 years and has a significant amount of training in Biblical counseling. He and his wife Anna have four grown children and six grandchildren.




Kevin 600pxKevin Delp

Director of Children's Ministry 


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Director of Worship


Dan 600pxDan Cruver

Director of College Ministries



Other Staff

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Facilities Manager since 2017



lisa 600pxLisa Hansen

Executive Assistant since 1998



barb 600pxBarb Illsley

Administrative Assistant since 2010



amy 600pxAmy Bowman

Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant since 2017



brian 600pxBrian Burch

Director of Technology since 2017



liz 600pxLiz Stratton

Director of Women's Ministries since 2017