our people

heartland staff

  • Dan Scheneman, Executive Director
  • Michael Megraw, Associate Executive Director
  • Erin Pitts, Secretary
  • Emma Acker, Hospitality Coordinator
  • Cheryl Keimig, Hospitality Assistant
  • Jared Briscoe, Overnight Camp Program Director
  • Emma Norwood, Day Camp Program Director
  • Catherine Norwood, Marketing and Recruitment Director
  • Luke Boydston, Hospitality Maintenance Associate
  • Gary McQuerrey, Program Maintenance Associate
  • Debbie Raines, Camp Registrar
  • Diana Thomas, Bookkeeper
  • Nicole Baker, Kitchen Manager

To contact any of our staff please send an email by clicking here: Contact Us or calling our office at: 816-891-1078.


Meet the Board President: Rev. Teresa Ingle


Currently finishing her sixth year as a member of the Board of Directors here at Heartland Center The Reverend Teresa Ingle is a minister member of The Presbytery of Northern Kansas whose members, along with the members of Heartland Presbytery, have had the privilege of enjoying this place we call Heartland Center, a marvelous gift from God, for many decades. Read more.

Class of 2018

  • Mike Kruse
  • Rev. Mark Moon
  • Laura Ozenberger
  • Rev. William Parrott
  • Rev. John Swisher
  • Jeremy Thoman

Class of 2019

  • Rev. Teresa Ingle
  • Rev. Liz Lindsey
  • Rev. Clare Lozano
  • Gary Oberlander
  • Larry Williams

Class of 2020

  • David Christianson
  • Bill Eckhardt
  • Sue Ann Seel
  • Tim Suarez
  • Rev. Jim Wann


  • Rev. Sally Wright

Our Mission

In response to the Good News of Jesus Christ, Heartland Presbyterian Center provides hospitality and programming in a natural setting for individuals, families, churches, and the community.

Founded in 1958, Heartland Presbyterian Center is a mission of the Presbyteries of Heartland and Northern Kansas, Synod of Mid-America, Presbyterian Church (USA), providing shelter, nurture and spiritual fellowship for the children of God.

Heartland Retreats is a community asset allowing guests to bring life and renewal to their events in a peaceful and natural setting.  We are equipped for all types of groups with a variety of comfortable sleeping accommodations, meeting spaces and activities. 

Located a short drive away from downtown Kansas City and situated on three hundred and twenty acres of rustic wooded landscape, we have been the choice gathering place for hundreds of groups.