Gary Blanchard has served in the Illinois District office since
January 2001; he was elected Assistant Superintendent and Executive Secretary
in 2002. In 2008 he began the Illinois School of Ministry which helps
individuals fulfill the educational requirements for credentials.
has pastored churches in St. Charles IL and Marlton NJ. While serving as a
bi-vocational pastor, he worked 30 years in the financial services industry.
Gary's passion is investing in the next generation of leaders.
He and his
wife Anne, an ordained minister, have been married since 1969 and have three
children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
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Ron W. Heitman was elected Assistant Superintendent-Chicago during the 2017 District Council. Previously, he served the maximum three terms as Executive Presbyter of the Chicago Section from 2008-2014 and was elected Presbyter of the West Section in 2014. He has served as lead pastor of Evangel AG in Hanover Park since August 2004 and was IDC's Youth Director from 1991-2004.
He is a graduate of Central Bible College and served on the National Advisory Committee for the National Youth Department as well as chairman of the National Camp and Convention Summit. He has served as a General Presbyter for the Illinois District since 2012.
He and his wife Tamra have been married since 1992 and are parents of two adult daughters.
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