Heartland Staff Team

Lead Pastor
Dave AmbroseLead Pastor

1.) What name/nickname do you prefer to be called?

I LOVE nicknames! I’ve been called Moose (when I stepped on a friends foot in 6th grade), Preacher and Rev. But most of the time, Dave works just fine.

2.) If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do here, what would it be?

Eternally Optimistic Team Motivator

3.) What is your favorite verse from The Bible?

Acts 20:24 is my life verse. I love Paul’s heart and desire to share God’s grace with people.

4.) What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of work?

I love to hike and help serve in any way I can.

5.) What is your favorite cereal?

Oatmeal with brown sugar. Actually, I love most anything with brown sugar!

6.) Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?

Over

7.) What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Visit Ireland, Cleveland Browns Super Bowl Parade, Tour Israel

Associate Pastor of Connections
Mike SuitAssociate Pastor of Connections

1.) What name/nickname do you prefer to be called?

Mike
2.) If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do here, what would it be?

“You should go talk to Mike about that.” – Dave Ambrose, Lead Pastor
3.) What is your favorite verse from The Bible?

1 Samuel 3:10 – “Then Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.'”
4.) What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of work?

I enjoy time with my family and playing basketball
5.) What is your favorite cereal?

Not a big cereal fan. If I’m eating breakfast I’m going eggs.
6.) Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?

Doesn’t matter. All that matters is there’s still toilet paper left
7.) What are three things still left on your bucket list?

I don’t have a bucket list. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever really given it much thought. Maybe developing a bucket list should be on my bucket list?

Heartland Williams Campus Pastor
Drew SteinhartHeartland Williams Campus Pastor

1.) What name/nickname do you prefer to be called?

While there are still a few people who call me Andrew, I prefer to be called Drew (the name I officially adopted on the first day of school in 9th grade). I never go by Andy.

2.) If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do here, what would it be?

Campus Pastor at Heartland Williams + Friend of Family Ministry Staff + Official Geese Prevention Specialist + Medina County Fair Parking Emeritus.

3.) What is your favorite verse from The Bible?

I’m not sure I truly have a “favorite verse”. One of my favorite passages is John 15:1-17, where Jesus describe himself as a vine and His followers as branches. I love the picture this passage paints of what it looks like to abide in Christ, to stay connected to Him daily, and the way God brings about fruitfulness through obedient lives centered in a loving relationship with God.

4.) What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of work?

I love to play basketball, disc golf, spike ball, tennis, and several other sports. I especially enjoy coaching, serving, or mentoring students through relationships created by sports. I love to learn and frequently read about topics related to American and world history, sports, and life with Jesus. I also am passionate about caring for the birds who choose to make frequent stops in my front and backyard.

5.) What is your favorite cereal?

My favorite cereal is undoubtedly Reese’s Puffs, but since I want to live long and prosper my standard cereal has become Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds.

6.) Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?

Over. That being said, I’m not passionate about this enough to change the direction when someone else has hung it the opposite way.

7.) What are three things still left on your bucket list?

I’m not the biggest dreamer in the world, and I certainly don’t have a bucket list. Three things I’m always in pursuit of are the perfect cup of coffee, a hole in one in disc golf, and growth in the process of becoming a more loving husband.

Associate Pastor Of Communications
Carissa SteinhartAssociate Pastor Of Communications

1.) What name/nickname do you prefer to be called?

Just Carissa, unless you are under 6 years of age; then you can call me Miss Riss.

2.) If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do here, what would it be?

Intern Mom & Doer of “All the Things”

3.) What is your favorite verse from The Bible?

1 John 4:18 is engraved into my wedding ring – “There is no fear in love, for perfect love casts out fear.”

4.) What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of work?

I love meeting with high school and college-aged ladies, working out at Orangetheory Fitness, and doing DIY projects!

5.) What is your favorite cereal?

Lucky Charms. My dad works for Kellogg’s so General Mills was forbidden in our house – as an adult, I’m now making up for lost time.

6.) Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?

Over, always.

7.) What are three things still left on your bucket list?

– Run a full marathon
– Travel to all 50 states
– If we’re including big dreams, I’ve always wanted to start my own nonprofit!
Worship Pastor
Tony AllenWorship Pastor

1.) What name/nickname do you prefer to be called?

Tony or mate is fine.

2.) If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do here, what would it be?

I help volunteers use their gifts and passions in the creative arts to lead others in worship of God.