Board of Directors 

Mission Statement:  Heartland Embrace Inc. is a project driven, humanitarian relief organization, mobilized to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve by working together for the well-being of the beneficiary in relation to their own finances.

Faye Crandall - Vice PresidentRepresentive Payee

     Faye L. Crandall was raised in a small town in western Minnesota with four siblings. After graduation from Dawson High School, she attended one year of college in Minneapolis and transferred to Olivet Nazarene College in Illinois where she met her husband. After they married in 1966, Faye's husband pastored six churches in Illinois and Wisconsin. During their tenure in Wisconsin, Faye began working for Waupaca County Department of Health and Human Services doing representative payee assistance, among other commitments, for 40 years. When her job was eliminated at WCDHHS, Faye envisioned continuing the same line of work in order to help people with representative payee needs. Heartland Embrace, Inc. was the means to seeing that vision materialize. 


Philip Thompson  -  President 

Philip Thompson was raised by missionary parents in the county of Mexico.  Philip graduated from Preparatoria from the Colegio Americano de Torreon in 1982 and from Freedom Christian High School in 1983.   Philip served in the United States Marine Corps from 1984 to 1990.  In 1993, Philip graduated from International Bible College with a Bachelors of Theology.  From 1994 to 1997, Philip served as the Family Care Pastor of Destiny Church in San Antonio, Texas.  In 1997 Philip and his family relocated to Waupaca where he became the Senior Pastor of Victory Church.  He has his MBA in Organizational Leadership and as President of Heartland Embrace, Inc., his vision is to create an environment, both in  service and excellence through organizational leadership.  

Tamera Thompson  -  Secretary


Tamera Thompson was born and raised in Northern California.  She and her husband have been ministering for over 30 years. She has two daughters & seven grandchildren. She has a background in finances and Human Services. She brings to Heartland Embrace, Inc. a heart to assist people with their financial needs.  

 Adin Crandall - Treasurer 

 Adin Crandall was raised in Langlade County, Wisconsin with eight siblings. He graduated from Antigo High School in 1962 and Olivet Nazarene College in Illinois in 1967. Adin pastored six different churches in Illinois and Wisconsin. He presently is a pastor on staff at his local church. Adin's vision is to help as many people as possible to live according to God's precepts with integrity and fullness of joy.


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