Climb Staff

William A. Hieb – President and Founder

bill-hiebBill was born in Stillwater, MN but was raised in the inner-city of St. Paul. It was during the 1960’s that Bill was introduced to a life of street gangs, the drug culture and an empty vision for his purpose and future. He came to know Jesus Christ at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7th, 1981. Bill began his ministry, preaching in nursing homes and at the state prison. After 8 years of prison ministry and a couple of mission trips to Ukraine he planted a church in Stillwater, Minnesota. Pastor Bill is married to Kay Hieb and between them they have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Bill has been a licensed minister for the past 20 yrs. and is currently serving as the pastor of Riverside Church in Somerset, WI. He is also the president of 2 other ministries: Beside Still Waters (medical missions) and the Christian Leadership Institute of Minnesota. Bill has attended Lakewood College, Northwestern College and received his Masters in Divinity from the Christian Leadership Institute of MN. Under the leadership of Pastor Bill, the church has embarked on an assertive ministry of soul winning, biblical studies, discipleship, church planting and foreign missions.

Donald J. Lonergan – Administrator and Academic Dean

FB_DonImage-300x294Don serves in the role of the Administrator and Academic Dean for the Christian Leadership Institute of Minnesota Bible Colleges. He graduated from St Paul Technical College, studied at WITI, attended The Institute on Basic Youth Conflicts, and possessives a Certificate in Biblical Studies. Don has walked with the Lord since the late seventies and has been grateful to serve in several ministry capacities since. He makes his home in Hudson Wisconsin with his wife Terri and son Shawn and serves in the worship leading ministries at Cornerstone Church in Hudson. Don is a licensed minister through The Omega Team International Apostolic Network of Ministers and also through the Riverside Ministry Center.

Marie Wheeler – Financial and Accounts

Marie-225x300I am Marie Wheeler, the treasurer for CLIMB and Riverside Church. I just recently started this position this past spring and love every minute when I can work at church. I live in Osceola, WI with my husband, Don and our three cats, Maggie, Ollie and Trixie and our two dogs Daisy and Millie. Don and I have been married for twenty-six years and we enjoy walking our dogs, camping (when we can), going to garage sales, working at church, helping others, spending time with friends and family, and just enjoy being together. My full time job is working at Viking Electronics, Inc in Hudson, WI and I have been working there for 32 years this fall! I do accounting and reception work. I enjoy working and I do it for the Lord as I have learned that working is not just for someone else, it is for the Lord. I have been blessed to have this job for a long time and to work part-time for CLIMB and Riverside Church! God Bless!