Prior to coming to Madison Park, Heather served on 12Stone Church’s Central Campus Leadership Team in Atlanta, Georgia. Before 12Stone, she served as Lead Pastor of Red Cedar Church in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. During the tenure of her leadership, Red Cedar grew from a small store front church to a multi-site congregation reaching the entire region of Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
Heather is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University and received her Master’s degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. While her calling and commitment to the local church is foremost, Heather is a much sought-after leader and speaker. Her direct and disarming communication style gives her a unique voice of both compassion and challenge. And her own personal story of rebellion to restoration fuels her passion to see all people find freedom and full life in Jesus Christ.
Heather has been married to Jeff Semple for over 22 years and together they have two daughters, Ailee (19), and Bella (16), and son, Judah (11).