Dr. Adam and Heidi Hirschy

Founding and Lead Pastors

Pastors Adam and Heidi Hirschy are gut-level, authentic, sacrificial lovers of people who like to have fun. They want to help people love, live, and lead compelling. They currently have five children: Taya, Eden, Nia, Judah, and Israel.

Pastor Adam is an ordained minister. He holds a Degree in Speech Communication, a Masters Degree in Theology, a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Strategic Leadership. He attended Iowa State University, Rhema Bible Training College, Life Christian University, University of Dubuque, and Regent University.

Pastor Heidi is a licensed minister. She holds a degree in Elementry Education and an Associates degree in Worship Leadership. She attended Iowa State University, Rhema Bible Training College, University of Dubuque, Life Bible Academy, and The King's University.

Pastors Adam and Heidi minister individually and together, empowering people for Life.
Read more about their story here

Carson and Miranda Peck

Student Team

Carson and Miranda lead our Kids and Youth Ministry.  Carson is originally from Washington State and Miranda is from Indiana. They met in Oklahoma while attending Rhema Bible College.

Carson is extremely competitive and loves to win. His superpower is cooking fantastic food.⠀

Coffee and candles are Miranda's love language. Her superpower is hibernation, she can sleep mostly anywhere, anytime.⠀

Their goals at Compelling Church: To be a relevant bridge to the young people of today. To prepare this generation of youth and children for success in their purpose in God's plan!

Ben and Leticia Wuertzer

Empower Leadership and Engagement Team

Ben is originally from Dubuque and Leticia is from Chicago.  They love meeting new people, traveling and checking out what's new in their area.

Ben loves sports (Go Hawks) and is always searching and delving into things in depth. He can tell you all about the new developments in the area and can share where to find the best pork tenderloins in Iowa. He stewards leaders, so if you are interested in serving at Compelling, he's the guy to talk to!

Leticia enjoys spending time with family! She loves finding great deals, reading a good book and hosting game nights. She manages our social media accounts, so if you’re interested in photography or graphics, ask her about how you can join the Engagement team!

Their goals at Compelling Church: To make ministry fun, reach people with the Gospel and use marketing as a tool to help start new relationships.

Katie LaFollette

Prayer Team

Katie is also a Rhema Bible College graduate and she loves loving on people! She leads our Prayer Team; she receives the prayer requests written on the Connection Cards and then the team gathers to pray over each request. Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us. You can find Katie and her team available after service to lift you up in prayer.

Katie is from Carroll, IA and loves watching movies and going camping and kayaking with her husband, Tyler. Her goal at Compelling Church: To build the Kingdom and see people be restored, healed and set free!

Board of Elders

Compelling Church is served by a Board of Elders who function together with Pastor Adam to ensure oversight accountability and empower success. Biblical governance and accountability matter. For more information on our governance, feel free to contact us.