Mike Acardo - Founder

Craig Kuehl - Ministry Leader

Jeron Gronski - Singer, Prayer

Dave Winch - Guitar Player

Lori Hintz - Pastor

Pastor Dave Mickelson - Ministry Team


I am 69 years old and have been ministering in the prisons since 2002.  God is faithful to bring me people with a heart for the incarcerated and expands this ministry every year.


I have been married 41 years and we have two children.  I was a papermaker for 40 years and now enjoying retirement.  I met Jesus Christ in 1982.  I started in the prison ministry in 2014 and ministering to the incarcerated is a great blessing!


I have been with Heartcry Ministries since 2011.  I am a singer on our worship team  and help with ministering to the prisoners.

Pastor Dave

I was "born again" and Spirit filled in 1971, and I realized the call to ministry shortly after that.  I finished Rhema Bible College in 1980 and then Pastored for 14 years in North Dakota.  From there my wife and I were missionaries in Russia for a peroid of time and started a chuch there.  I have been pastoring in Wisconsin Rapids for the last 18 years with my wife Ruth.  We have been married for 53 years and have 5 children and 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 


I was raised in central Wisconsin and enjoy the outward and inward beauty the Lord has placed on each one of us.  I am called to show each person their true importance and love of Christ given freely to them.  Life is an adventure be it easy or hard.  The truth of who you are in Christ will always set you free above and beyond any circumstance.  This has been my firm foundation and key to overcoming throughout many trials, and it can be yours too.  I continue to share the gospel of our Lord and Savior with much love and grace and thankfulness!!