Our Team

A plurality of leadership model creates built-in accountability
for our pastors and elders who desire to shepherd our church family well.

Dustin Rogers

Lead Pastor | Elder

Dustin moved his family to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2009 after working as a youth pastor in Virginia. He launched Heritage Bible in September 2009 with a core group of people who were determined to plant a Bible-based church in the Northeast area of town.  Pastor Dustin is a gifted teacher who loves the Word of God and people. He and his wife, Catherine, have three children: Dawson, Dylan, and Zoe.

Mark Blowers

Associate Pastor | Elder

Mark, a native Nebraskan and part of Heritage Bible Church for well over a decade, has served as an elder since 2014.  In 2016, he left his career in financial services to serve the church full-time as an associate pastor.  While he very much enjoys the administrative and financial side of the work, his deepest passion is studying and teaching God’s inerrant Word (Psalm 19:7b).  Mark and his wife, Precious, have nine children and eight grandchildren (so far!).

Nick Orduna

Youth & Media Pastor | Elder

Nick taught Bible and technology classes and coached girls basketball at Lincoln Christian School for 23 years. He has been on the leadership team since 2010 and served as a part-time youth pastor at Heritage for a few years and is now on staff full-time. Along with his role as a youth pastor, he oversees the assimilation, technology and media needs of the church. He and his wife, KC, have three children: Andre (married to Erin), Mariah (married to Connor), and Isaiah. He enjoys barbering, photography, music, fishing, reading, and spending time with KC and their grandchildren, Mattley and Jameis.

Joel Heusinger

Non-Staff Pastor | Elder

Joel and his wife Renee, have been with Heritage since the church was started. Joel grew up in Norfolk, NE as a pastor’s son.  He moved to Lincoln in 1986, after graduating from Duke Law School, and has been with Woods Aitken Law firm since that time. Joel enjoys teaching adult Sunday School classes, and he and Renee love planning and hosting church get-togethers. Joel and Renee have four adult daughters, Alyssa, Abbie, Anna, and Audrey.

Kent Andersen

Non-Staff Pastor | Elder

Kent has been a part of the Heritage Bible Church family since 2016. He joined the leadership community as an elder in the fall of 2020. Kent is a man of integrity and is a respected realtor in the community. He and his wife Carissa enjoy hosting family, friends, and a small group at their acreage on the southeast edge of town. He also leads the GriefShare ministry and is involved in the music ministry. Kent and Carissa have 7 children in their newly blended family: Kaleb (married to Mayara) Andersen, Joelle (married to Torrey) Escamilla, Dani (married to Michael) Hoppes, and Ainsley, Deacon, Given, and Sullivan Valenta.  Grandchildren: Josiah Escamilla, Olivia Andersen, Lainey Jo Hoppes.

Jon Hess

Non-Staff Pastor | Elder

Jon was part of the initial launch of Heritage Bible back in 2009. He served as Pastor for Student Ministries and Worship. In 2017 Jon and his wife, Polly, moved south and Jon began work as a contractor. They moved back to Lincoln in 2019, and Jon started his own construction company shortly after. He came back on the Elder team in 2020 and currently oversees music ministry. Jon is the owner of Hess Contracting.  He and Polly have three children, Lola, Jackson, and Judah.

Al Korte

Non-Staff Pastor | Elder

Al has been a part of the Heritage Bible Church family since 2013. He joined the leadership community as an elder in the fall of 2020 and specifically oversees the Women’s Ministry and Missions along with other ministries. Al is a prayer warrior and he co-leads a small group on the south side of town.  He is a well-known and respected dentist (Korte Dentistry) in the community and has practiced in Lincoln for over 30 years. Al and his wife Linda, have seven children: Zachary, Nataleigh, Seth, Caleb, Allyson, Abigail, Margy and two grandchildren.

DeAnn Friendt

Administrative Assistant

DeAnn grew up just outside of Lincoln in Pleasant Dale.  She and her husband, Nick, have three children: Caleb (married to Alexandria), Kaylee, and Maddie.  She has been attending Heritage since 2014 and came on staff in 2019. DeAnn is a gifted administrator and works hard to serve and free up the staff and others to use their gifts.  She loves spending time with her family and serving alongside her church family and we are so thankful to have her on the team.

Cody Griess

Pastoral Resident |Men's Ministry | Outreach

Cody, a small town Nebraska native, attended Heritage in 2012 as a young boy. In 2019, he was reunited with Heritage when he moved to Lincoln to attend college at UNL. He served as an intern at Heritage for a year starting in 2022. In the spring of 2023, Cody graduated with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Economics and in the following fall decided to forgo his long time plans of returning to his family’s farm to instead take a full time job at Heritage. Cody is an ambitious young man continuing his education in the pursuit of a Masters of Theology degree online through MBTS. He is also the founder and executive director of an international not for profit ministry called Cultivate Global - cultivateglobal.net


Nick Friendt

Welcome, Communion

Brendan Williams

Security, Facility

Brian Casebolt

Events, Widow, Elderly

Jason Weedin


Kirk Vance

Events, Benevolence

Jon McGrew

Widow, Elderly

Ministry Leaders

Ashley Fincham


Anne Hess, Tim Miller


Tina Miller, Brian Casebolt

LighHouse Kids

Nick Orduna


Jim & Teresa Krieger

Young Adults

Dustin Rogers, Mark Blowers

Teaching, Education

Kent Andersen, Cody Griess

Men's Ministry

Kristin Butterfield, Sara Williams

Women's Ministry

Dustin Rogers

Small Groups

Church Office, Lay Counselors

Counseling, Discipling

Jon Hess, Eric Mumm


Nick Orduna


Cody Griess


Mark Blowers, Al Korte


Nick Orduna