The Heritage Team

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Senior Pastor Emeritus John and Pastor Patty Bray

John and Patty Bray moved to Moline, IL, in 1973 to pastor a small, broken church called Heritage Wesleyan. They remained there for 41 years, and together led the church to an attendance of 3,000 people.

They both have earned Bachelor’s Degrees and Master’s Degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University. Each of them has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the University as well. Both are ordained ministers in The Wesleyan Church.

John was the Lead Pastor at Heritage and Patty served the church in the areas of Christian Education, Women’s Ministry, Small Groups, Connections, Missions and Adult Discipleship. After leaving Heritage she served as Interim Senior Pastor of Fall Creek Wesleyan Church in Fishers, IN.

John became the Dean of the Chapel at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2015 until his retirement in 2020. Patty taught Old Testament Survey at the university and mentored young women. They have found great joy in investing in the lives of college students and never cease to be amazed at the great privilege God has given them.

Today John and Patty live in Parrish, FL. They have been happily married for over 50 years! Together they are the proud parents of Heather Bray, a restaurant owner in Minneapolis, and Kari Jackson, a nursing instructor at UCLA. They are especially pleased to be the grandparents to three extraordinary grandchildren, Stella, Leo, Vivian.

John and Patty Bray

Bryan Savage

Bryan Savage Senior Pastor

Josh Howard

Josh Howard Discipleship & Care Executive Pastor

Luke Friedline

Luke Friedline Worship Arts Executive Pastor

David Dryer

David Dryer CFO & HR Director

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson Operations & IT Executive Pastor

Gracie Howard

Gracie Howard Executive Assistant

Michaela Padazopoulos

Michaela Padazopoulos Groups Pastor

Stephanie Ward

Stephanie Ward Congregational Care & Connections Pastor

José Torres

José Torres Students Director

Leanne Torres

Leanne Torres Kids Director

Bill Sandry

Bill Sandry Bettendorf Campus Coach

Kurt Streicher

Kurt Streicher Accountant

Sue Defrieze

Sue Defrieze Sr. Accountant

Carolyn O’Connor

Carolyn O’Connor Missional Engagement Pastor

Josh Claeys

Josh Claeys Worship Director

Krissy Wheeler

Krissy Wheeler Worship Coordinator

Phun Aithang

Phun Aithang Media/Tech Coordinator

Deb Wickard

Deb Wickard Finance/HR Coordinator

Zac Sandry

Zac Sandry Next Generation Pastor

Kevin Herrick

Kevin Herrick Facilities Coordinator

Dave Wheeler

Dave Wheeler Operations Coordinator

Robert Pierce

Robert Pierce Custodian

Ashley Pineda

Ashley Pineda ELAC Assistant

Yolanda Nicolas Gil

Yolanda Nicolas Gil ELAC Assistant

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Local Board of Administration

Bryan Savage

Bryan Savage Chair

Betsey Morthland

Betsey Morthland Vice Chair

Elise Voth

Elise Voth Secretary

Timi Olutade

Timi Olutade

Scott Kochuyt

Scott Kochuyt

Beth Bryant

Beth Bryant

Jim Grafton

Jim Grafton