Doug Winne - Pastor
Doug Winne (or Pastor Doug as he is often called) grew up in a pastor's home in Michigan. While in high school he became impressed with the notion of Christ's Lordship over all of life. This proved to be a life-transforming idea that resulted in Doug pursuing a Bible school education at Moody Bible Institute. Later he would attend and graduate from Arizona State University and Westminster Theological Seminary.
While attending seminary he met Ruth, his future wife, whom he married immediately upon graduation. After some years in museum work and then real estate, Doug became the pastor of the Lancaster Evangelical Free Church (Lititz, PA). He labored there for 25 years before leaving there in 2010. In late 2010, he agreed to become Burning Hearts' first pastor. Doug and Ruth live in an 18th century stone house (purchased back when Doug was in real estate). There they raised their five children.
Doug enjoys motorcycling, antiques and riding his solowheel (you can watch Doug explain about the solowheel over youtube by typing in "How to Ride a Solowheel.")
Nate Garland - Praise Leader
Despite his family being a transplant from other parts of the country, Nate was born and raised in Lancaster County. His parents instilled in him a love for Jesus and the importance of being active in the local church. His family attended Bible Baptist Church in Akron, PA until he was 17, where he was involved in the youth group and engaged in small leadership roles. At home, Nate and his older brother Nick were encouraged to expand on their interest in music and drama. At his high school, Lititz Christian, Nate was heavily involved in all aspects of the arts. He was the lead in several school plays and helped lead praise in the weekly school chapel session.
During his high school years, Nate met Melanie Zorbaugh, his fellow classmate and future wife. She saw a need at her church, Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, for more leaders of the junior high youth program, and encouraged Nate to help out. After volunteering, Nate and Melanie both became junior and senior high small group leaders, took on other leadership roles at LEFC, volunteered with youth and children programs at Bible Baptist, began college educations, and both worked full-time.
In 2012, Nate graduated from Lancaster Bible College and married Melanie. Nate became BHCC’s Director of Music in August of 2015. He has also worked as a full-time water treatment specialist at Clean Water Solutions since 2013. Nate and Melanie now live in Ephrata with their twin daughters – Fiona and Piper.