Heather is the Junior High Pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN.  She began her ministry at Wooddale when she joined the staff as the Junior High Associate in 1996. In 1998, she joined the pastoral staff.

Outside the walls of Wooddale Church, Heather spends a great deal of time as a communicator. She is invited into local junior and senior high schools to present on a variety of topics, like self-esteem and abstinence. Heather also brings truth, hope and fun to students at various camps, seminars and retreats locally and across the nation. To get her adult fix, she also speaks to parents and youth workers.

Heather holds a Bachelors in Communication from Bethel University in St. Paul and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary.

Heather and her husband, Chad, (whom she met when he was applying to volunteer in Wooddale’s Junior High ministry!) were married in 2001. Heather loves football, NASCAR racing, the color orange and country music. She owns 249 bottles of nail polish, 89 pairs of shorts and loves to drink Diet Coke from her 64-ounce mugs. She is the daughter of a long-distance truck driver and the youngest of six children.