Kearney Family Care Support Team
Heather grew up on a farm near the “thriving metropolis” of Meadow Grove in northeast Nebraska. Following high school, she received a degree in biochemistry/molecular biology and secondary education with a minor in music.
She enjoys trying new foods from all over the world, but particularly favors authentic Mexican food. A lover of travel and adventure, Heather has a bucket list full of places to see and things to do, but also finds adventure in everyday experiences. Heather enjoys reading; The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of her favorites. She also likes to read missionary biographies.
Heather is motivated by God's call on her life and His love for people. “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble” (Proverbs 4:18-19).
Family Care Specialist
Michelle was raised in the small northwest Missouri town of Fairfax, with five in her graduating class. One interesting fact about her is that she was a volunteer firefighter in high school.
She went to Northwest Missouri State University as a first generation college student and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Coaching. After deciding to achieve another lifetime goal, she returned to NWMSU to get her Masters in Science in Education for Guidance and Counseling.
Michelle is a self-proclaimed "carb-lover," so pasta and sweets are her favorite. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family playing games, going on "adventures," and watching movies. Her favorite movie is Instant Family; she says that if you have not seen it, you should, but please be warned that there is cussing.
Michelle loves motivational and spiritual quotes, but her favorite is: "Everything happens for a reason. Nothing occurs by chance; it's all part of God's divine plan. Learn to trust it and go where He leads you."
Family Care Specialist
Sarah was raised in Ravenna and loves calling Nebraska home. She attended Ravenna Public Schools and received her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Mobile, a small, private Christian college in Alabama.
She loves Greek gyros, Honest Abe’s hamburgers, being outdoors, and going back to the family farm to help her parents. She enjoys spending time with friends and taking her high school girl mentees out for lunch on the weekends. A voracious reader, one of her favorite books is Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis.
Sarah echoes Bob Goff in saying, "When joy is a habit, loving people is a reflex.” Every summer, she helps prepare and lead 30 high school students on a week-long mission trip to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Year and after year, this trip amazes her as she sees children and students' lives transformed by the Gospel. Seeing children blossom when they are placed in homes of safety and structure is part of what makes Christian Heritage a great place to work.