LEADERSHIP

Vaughn Park

Senior Pastor & Elder
Vaughn is a native of Grand Junction.  Raised in a believing home, he  embraced Jesus in faith as a disciple while a teen.  Vaughn and his wife Ronda were married in 1989 and moved the following year to Southern California for Vaughn to attend The Master's Seminary.  The Lord blessed them with a daughter, Vanessa, in 1991 and they returned to Grand Junction, where he started a business with a friend. In 1998, their son Josiah was born.  Then, in 1999, the family returned to Los Angeles, where Vaughn graduated from TMS in 2000 with a Master of Divinity degree.  Soon after, he began serving as Pastor at Ogden Valley Community Church in Huntsville, UT.  In 2002, God blessed Vaughn and Ronda again with a son, Jedidiah.
In 2005, Vaughn returned to Grand Junction to serve as Senior Pastor of Heritage Church.   After ten years at HC, the family moved to Southern California, where Vaughn served as Senior Pastor at Santa Clarita Baptist Church.  Then, in His good providence, God called Vaughn back to Grand Junction  in 2020 to again serve as Senior Pastor for Heritage Church.   He  loves being back in Western Colorado where he can enjoy the mountains and serving Christ alongside longtime friends.

Joe 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 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 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 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 his wife Judy were married in 1979 and have three adult children, Sarah (Michael), Luke (Leanne), and Matthew (Sara), five grandsons and three granddaughters. Dave enjoys spending time with Judy, family gatherings, running, hunting, grandchildren’s events, and life at Heritage Church.