Wade Grubbs, Pastor
Wade was born and raised in Marshall, Texas and became a follower of Christ at an early age. After completing his bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University, Wade then enrolled at The Master’s Seminary where he graduated with a M.Div. in 2007. He served as an Associate Pastor in Georgia for 8 years until the Lord opened the door for him to move to Colorado and begin serving at Heritage Church as Senior Pastor in 2015. Outside of enjoying life with his wife, Natalie, and their four children: Lawson, Fletcher, Ruthie, and Shepherd, Wade’s interests include sports, hiking, and reading.
Hank deGanahl, Elder
Hank was born into a ranching family in NW Colorado where he grew up and learned the ranching trade. Hank has also worked in retail and with the Colorado State Game and Fish. The Lord Jesus called Hank to Himself in 1983 while he was visiting a church with a friend. It was during the communion service that the Holy Spirit pierced his heart with the conviction of 1 Cor.11:27-28 "Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But a man must examine himself..." God opened Hank's eyes to see his unworthiness and granted him the faith to recieve the worthiness of Christ in his place. God was faithful to grow Hank as he attended two other Bible churches before coming to Heritage in 2006. God has called Hank to be a deacon and then an elder, serving Heritage Church since 2012.
Hank and his wife (and "friend") Sandy have been married 32 years and have been blessed with two grown children; Jessica and husband Trevor and children Isaac, Allison & Micah, Andy and wife Brittany with children Judah, Caleb, Boaz and Havilah. Hank enjoys history, sports, spending time with his family and Heritage Church.
Joseph Richards, Elder
While Joe was born in the Marshall Islands, his family moved to San Diego, CA when he was quite young. Reluctant to leave the Southern California sunshine, he attended the University of San Diego, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry. It was also during his college years that he came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Joe then moved to Chapel Hill, NC to attend graduate school at the University of North Carolina, where he earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Through God’s providence, it was there that he also met his wonderful wife Susan, to whom he was married in 1990.
In 1995 he accepted a faculty position at Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University), and has since called Grand Junction, CO home. Soon after arriving on the Western Slope, the Lord led him to Heritage Church, where he has served as an elder since 2008. In addition to an amazing church family at HC, he has also been blessed with two daughters, Kate and Fiona.
Dave Younger, Elder
Dave grew up in Western Colorado and responded to the call of Jesus Christ on his life at Uravan, Colorado Community Church, where Dave’s parents faithfully attended when he was a young boy. Dave graduated from the University of Denver, worked two years as a CPA, then graduated from Vanderbuilt University Law School in 1983. Dave works as an attorney at a law firm in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he is one of the owners.
Dave and Judy Younger were married in 1979 and have three adult children, Sarah (Michael), Luke (Leanne), and Matthew (Sara), and four grandsons. Dave enjoys spending time with Judy, family gatherings, running, hunting, grandchildren’s events, and life at Heritage Church.