Faculty

NATHAN MAYES

Nathan is a graduate of Heartland
Christian College and holds a Master of Divinity in Discipleship Ministry and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies with a Church History cognate from Liberty Theological Seminary. Nathan is passionate to see young people grow in God and become secure in their identity in Him. He serves as the assistant Dean of Administration and is a full-time instructor at HCC.

ANDREW MELTON

Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Languages and a Master of Arts in Old Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His passion for learning, and his love of the Bible combine to make him an asset to the teaching team at Heartland Christian College.

DARIN RIHANEK

Darin is a graduate of Northeast Missouri Bible College and holds a Master of Arts in Religion; Worship Studies degree from Liber ty Theological Seminary. He serves as the assistant Dean of Students and is a full-time instructor. Along with discipling young people, Darin has a strong desire to help strengthen churches through the development of worship teams.

MAURICIO TORO

Mauricio holds a Masters in Business Administration from Quincy University and teaches Consumer Math at Heartland Christian College. His desire is to ignite a passion in students to honor and glorify God with every part of one’s life. As a native of Colombia, South America, Mauricio brings a love for the nations to the HCC campus.

JEREMY PINGEL

Jeremy is the pastor of Life Church in Kirksville, MO and enjoys teaching biblical truths that lay a foundation for developing a biblical worldview and lifestyle

MARY GUSTIN

A graduate of Northeast Missouri Bible College, Mary holds a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mary has a strong desire to train students to work with excellence, and her passion is to see students develop strong gifts of communication that will affect the world in which they live.

Staff

MIKE CRIDLEBAUGH

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and he serves as the HCC Administrative Aide. Mike has a passion for learning and for Bible study which serves the college well. Mike and his wife, Sarah, currently serve as dorm parents in the Legacy building.

JUDI BARTON

Judi severs as the HCC Enrollment Management Officer. Her passion for hospitality is a great asset for welcoming students into the college. Judi has worked for several years in administrative positions and in discipleship ministry.

CRYSTIN RUTHERFORD

Crystin is the HCC Registrar. She is a graduate of Heartland Christian College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Liberty University. Crystin has several years of administrative experience in a variety of settings. In addition to her administrative duties, Crystin enjoys serving on the worship team of Heartland Community Church.

SHERYL RUTHERFORD

Sheryl is the HCC Office Assistant. She has many years of experience in academic settings, working with administrative and office personnel. Her knowledge of the workings of an academic institution are a valuable asset to the College..

JENNIE MAYES

Jennie graduated from Nations Harvest Bible College and received a Master Certificate in Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training from Berklee College of Music. Jennie serves in the HCC Office as the Administrative Assistant and Financial Aid Officer. She and her husband are actively involved in the Heartland Community Church in a variety of areas.

MOLLY NICKERSON

Molly is the Heartland Christian College librarian. She holds a Master’s of Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University. Her desire is to see young people discipled and raised up with a passion for Jesus.

ANNA SWARTZENTRUBER

Anna is the Heartland Christian College Residential Director for the girls’ home. Her love for God’s word and for the historical context of the Bible are a real asset to the College. She also leads the Scribbles & Scribes graphics design department at Heartland.