Meet heartland’s 2019 summer staff

From counselors to cooks, wranglers to lifeguards, and more, meet our 2019 Summer Staff!

PROGRAM ASSISTANTS

Kristen Diaz

Kristen Diaz

Janae Leonard is a student at Mississippi State University. She is majoring in Ministry with an emphasis in Missions. Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6.

Janae Leonard is a student at Mississippi State University. She is majoring in Ministry with an emphasis in Missions. Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6.

Nic Craig is a student at Huntington University. His favorite scripture is Romans 12.

Nic Craig is a student at Huntington University. His favorite scripture is Romans 12.

OVERNIGHT CAMP COUNSELORS

Victoria Wright is a student at Pittsburg State University. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 28:19-20.

Victoria Wright is a student at Pittsburg State University. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 28:19-20.

Hanna Alley

Hanna Alley

DAY CAMP COUNSELORS AND ACTIVITIES STAFF

Allison Finneseth recently graduated from University of Central Arkansas and will attend Army-Baylor University to become a physical therapist. Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 2:1-10 because it reminds her of the grace of God and the miracle of the gospel.

Allison Finneseth recently graduated from University of Central Arkansas and will attend Army-Baylor University to become a physical therapist. Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 2:1-10 because it reminds her of the grace of God and the miracle of the gospel.

Modene Watie is a junior at Sterling College. Her favorite book of the Bible is Job, because it is incredible that Job is able to glorify God through his hardest times.

Modene Watie is a junior at Sterling College. Her favorite book of the Bible is Job, because it is incredible that Job is able to glorify God through his hardest times.

Victoria McCoy is preparing to attend Maple Woods Community College. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33-34, because it talks about setting aside our worries and taking life one day at a time.

Victoria McCoy is preparing to attend Maple Woods Community College. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33-34, because it talks about setting aside our worries and taking life one day at a time.

Rachel Whitehouse is a student at Truman State University. Her favorite scripture is 1 John 3:17-18, because we have to love with our words AND our actions.

Rachel Whitehouse is a student at Truman State University. Her favorite scripture is 1 John 3:17-18, because we have to love with our words AND our actions.

Cameron Davis is a student at Pittsburg State University. His favorite passage from the Bible is the story of Daniel and the lion’s den, because it offers a strong example of faith to follow.

Cameron Davis is a student at Pittsburg State University. His favorite passage from the Bible is the story of Daniel and the lion’s den, because it offers a strong example of faith to follow.

Krysta Ott is a student at Northwest Missouri State University. Her favorite verse of the Bible currently is Galatians 6:9, because it serves as a strong reminder of why she is working here.

Krysta Ott is a student at Northwest Missouri State University. Her favorite verse of the Bible currently is Galatians 6:9, because it serves as a strong reminder of why she is working here.

MEDIA TEAM

Sarah Wolters is the Lead Media Coordinator. She recently graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Media Production. Her favorite scripture is Hebrews 12:1, because it’s about always moving forward through all of the challenges of the human experiences. As a visual person, Sarah loves the image of running to Jesus, and finds it comforting.

Sarah Wolters is the Lead Media Coordinator. She recently graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Media Production. Her favorite scripture is Hebrews 12:1, because it’s about always moving forward through all of the challenges of the human experiences. As a visual person, Sarah loves the image of running to Jesus, and finds it comforting.

Casey Ayers is a photographer. He is a college graduate with a degree in photography. His favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 16:14, which instructs us to do everything in love.

Casey Ayers is a photographer. He is a college graduate with a degree in photography. His favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 16:14, which instructs us to do everything in love.

Cameron Sorter is a college graduate planning to enter into the Peace Corps. His favorite scripture is Matthew 6. Cam loves working at Heartland— he is passionate about impacting lives for Jesus.

Cameron Sorter is a college graduate planning to enter into the Peace Corps. His favorite scripture is Matthew 6. Cam loves working at Heartland— he is passionate about impacting lives for Jesus.

Julie Barthel is one of the Cornerstone Interns with Heartland Camps.

Julie Barthel is one of the Cornerstone Interns with Heartland Camps.

Kaleigh Steward is a student at Midwestern Seminary studying Counseling. Her favorite book of the Bible is Hosea because it shows God's faithfulness to His ever-wandering people. It's a reminder that God is always faithful, even when His people are not.

Kaleigh Steward is a student at Midwestern Seminary studying Counseling. Her favorite book of the Bible is Hosea because it shows God's faithfulness to His ever-wandering people. It's a reminder that God is always faithful, even when His people are not.

 
Brett Wainwright is a student at University of Kansas. His favorite scripture is Romans 8.

Brett Wainwright is a student at University of Kansas. His favorite scripture is Romans 8.

Zoey Hrabovsky is a student at Mizzou. Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 3:20.

Zoey Hrabovsky is a student at Mizzou. Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 3:20.

 
Annie Hayes

Annie Hayes

Celine Jaime

Celine Jaime

Eden Prothero is heading into her third year of University at York University in York, UK. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11, because it’s a reminder that we don’t need to worry about our future since God already knows.

Eden Prothero is heading into her third year of University at York University in York, UK. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11, because it’s a reminder that we don’t need to worry about our future since God already knows.

Hannah Mueller is a student at the University of Tulsa. Her favorite passage in the Bible is the story of Hannah, because her devotion to God reminds her to do the same.

Hannah Mueller is a student at the University of Tulsa. Her favorite passage in the Bible is the story of Hannah, because her devotion to God reminds her to do the same.

Kari Wilson

Kari Wilson

Kevin Klaasen

Kevin Klaasen

 
Baylee Claypool is a photographer. She is a senior at Pittsburg State University, and will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Engineering Education. Her favorite scripture is 1 John 4:19.

Baylee Claypool is a photographer. She is a senior at Pittsburg State University, and will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Engineering Education. Her favorite scripture is 1 John 4:19.

Anna Rasmussen

Anna Rasmussen

Drew Renollet is one of the Cornerstone Interns with Heartland Camps.

Drew Renollet is one of the Cornerstone Interns with Heartland Camps.

 
Olive Vande Polder

Olive Vande Polder

Chloe Witt

Chloe Witt

 
Kaitlyn Tawater

Kaitlyn Tawater

Hayley Crites is a student at Truman State University. Her favorite story in the Bible is the one of the Good Samaritan, because it teaches us that our neighbors are every person we encounter, and that we should give love without reservations.

Hayley Crites is a student at Truman State University. Her favorite story in the Bible is the one of the Good Samaritan, because it teaches us that our neighbors are every person we encounter, and that we should give love without reservations.

Madalyn Maddock

Madalyn Maddock

Audrey Seider is student at University of Missouri—Kansas City. Her favorite passage from the Bible is the story of Moses and the burning bush because of the humanity shown in his questions.

Audrey Seider is student at University of Missouri—Kansas City. Her favorite passage from the Bible is the story of Moses and the burning bush because of the humanity shown in his questions.

Brittany Swinney

Brittany Swinney

Alerick Moran

Alerick Moran

 
Carson Mowery is the Marketing Intern. She is a Junior at Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in Technical Writing and Marketing. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28, because it offers assurance that resolute, unwavering love and faith is all we have to bring to God. This scripture is a reminder that God always takes care of His children.

Carson Mowery is the Marketing Intern. She is a Junior at Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in Technical Writing and Marketing. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28, because it offers assurance that resolute, unwavering love and faith is all we have to bring to God. This scripture is a reminder that God always takes care of His children.

Sammy Rawson is a full-time intern with Heartland Camps. His favorite scripture is 2 Timothy 4:13.

Sammy Rawson is a full-time intern with Heartland Camps. His favorite scripture is 2 Timothy 4:13.

Brian Walker is a student at Truman State University. His favorite Bible passage is the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, because God uses ordinary people to enact the extraordinary.

Brian Walker is a student at Truman State University. His favorite Bible passage is the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, because God uses ordinary people to enact the extraordinary.

 
Braden Peck is a student at Pittsburg State University. His favorite scripture is Matthew 6:34.

Braden Peck is a student at Pittsburg State University. His favorite scripture is Matthew 6:34.

Matea McKesson is a student at UNC Greensboro. Her favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:31.

Matea McKesson is a student at UNC Greensboro. Her favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:31.

 
Avery Morrison

Avery Morrison

Cambria Raines

Cambria Raines

Christopher Brotherton is a student at Truman State University. His favorite scripture is Ephesians 2:8 because of the grace we are promised.

Christopher Brotherton is a student at Truman State University. His favorite scripture is Ephesians 2:8 because of the grace we are promised.

Nicole Weir is an upcoming Cornerstone Intern with Heartland Camps. Her favorite passage in the Bible is the story of Lazarus.

Nicole Weir is an upcoming Cornerstone Intern with Heartland Camps. Her favorite passage in the Bible is the story of Lazarus.

Emily Carlson is a student at Pittsburg State University. Her favorite passage from the Bible is the story of Esther, because of the strong female representation it offers.

Emily Carlson is a student at Pittsburg State University. Her favorite passage from the Bible is the story of Esther, because of the strong female representation it offers.

Ellice Mitchell is entering her senior year at Northwest Missouri State University. Her favorite passage in the Bible is the story of the Samaritan woman, found in John 4. Due to this woman and her instant understanding of who Jesus truly is, many others in her town became believers as well.

Ellice Mitchell is entering her senior year at Northwest Missouri State University. Her favorite passage in the Bible is the story of the Samaritan woman, found in John 4. Due to this woman and her instant understanding of who Jesus truly is, many others in her town became believers as well.

 
Katryna Vander Zwaag is the Videographer. She is a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her favorite passage in the Bible is the story of the prodigal son, because it is such a beautiful story that we can see reenacted in our daily lives.

Katryna Vander Zwaag is the Videographer. She is a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her favorite passage in the Bible is the story of the prodigal son, because it is such a beautiful story that we can see reenacted in our daily lives.