Heidi J. Schmidt

President

Heidi is passionate about the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  His Word and Spirit bring freedom to our lives.  God shows her the broken and the lost through His merciful, redemptive point of view, enabling her to see people as He sees them.  Partnering with the Lord to build up and strengthen the body of Christ is her consuming desire.

Heidi has been married 22 years to her best friend and biggest supporter, Gary, who works as a teacher and coach at Southwest Christian High School.  She has four children who are her life’s work and joy: Haley (18), Jesse (17), Ella (13) and Max (12).  As she and Gary have sought the Lord’s leading in each season of their marriage and parenting, they have experienced the Lord’s incredible power and faithfulness to equip, provide, teach, forgive, heal, and restore.

Heidi is involved in a behind the scenes supportive role of listening, praying, and counseling leaders, teachers, pastors, missionaries and coaches.  She leads a 6th grade discipleship group at Grace Church and is involved in multiple prayer and healing ministries at her kids’ schools and with local families in crisis.  She loves the process of knowing God, waiting on Him, seeking His direction, and trusting that He is able to do immeasurably more than we could hope or imagine.