Pastor Carl Hetler
Pastor Carl joined Broadway two years ago, and he has brought a great deal of dedication, experience, and energy to the church and community. After spending the early part of his life in Berkeley, California, Carl arrived in South Bend in 2010, but his path from the West Coast to the Midwest made other stops along the way. As a student at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., he continued a life of service instilled by his parents, Gail and Bob Hetler, who now live in Michigan. “Together as a family we combined worship with service. It’s in our DNA,” he said. At Northwestern, Carl did an internship at a shelter. He also met his wife, Heather, at Northwestern, and they have been married for 22 years. Heather leads the Communication and Assistive Technology Team for the South Bend Community School Corp. They have three children -- Erik, Anders, and Grace. Heather’s parents, Rick and Barb Van Wechel, also live in South Bend.