Our Staff


David J. Engman – Founding Pastor, President & CEO, Breakthrough Ministries
Contact: david@breakthroughmn.org

Pastor David Engman is married to Christine and together they have four children, one son-in-law and two grandchildren.  They live in Apple Valley, MN.  Christine is on staff as the Coordinator of Kingdom Expansion at Hosanna Lutheran in Lakeville where she coordinates as well as manages national and international missions.  In 2006, David left a career in business to pursue a call into full-time ministry. He since completed “The Potter’s Wheel” two year study course through Hosanna! Lutheran as well as two year Leadership Development course through Bethel’s Global Legacy program.  David was Ordained in 2012 and is the founder of Breakthrough Ministries as well as the President & CEO of the organization. Breakthrough is an organization of compassion that ministers to the lost in every segment of society.  Their focus has been on the homeless and people who are afflicted with extreme poverty.  Their purpose is to advance the Gospel to the ends of the earth and their mission is the Great Commission.



Jim Rottinger – COO, Breakthrough Ministries
Contact: jim@breakthroughmn.org

Jim Rottinger brings many years of corporate experience and expertise to the Breakthrough team, having been employed previously as a controller in the marketplace. Jim’s wife, Shevaun, is also an active Breakthrough volunteer, helping out in many capacities for our Sunday evening ministry.



Heidi Hutchinson – Executive Director, Breakthrough Minneapolis
Contact: heidi@breakthroughmn.org

Previously a part of the Breakthrough team as our Worship Director, Heidi Hutchinson is now leading Breakthrough Minneapolis. Heidi is married to Lance and they have three grown children. Lance acts as a Vice President at Alpha Video in Eden Prairie, MN, where he helps corporations with video signage solutions. Heidi has spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and church and community volunteer. She has a passion for Bible study, God-honoring worship and Kingdom community.



Pam Lanhart – Director, Thrive! Family Support
Contact: Pam@thrivefamilysupport.org
Website:  www.thrivefamilysupport.org

Pam Lanhart joined the Breakthrough Ministries team in October of 2016.  Having been touched by the difficulties of substance abuse in her own family, she has developed a passion for helping parents, spouses and siblings navigate the difficult labyrinth of dealing with a family member who is struggling with substance use or mental health disorders.  Pam brings her personal experiences to the Thrive! Program as an adult child of an alcoholic, a sibling of a family member in recovery and the parent of children who have struggled with both substance use and mental health disorders.  She is gifted in crisis management, connecting families to appropriate resources and provides a compassionate, understanding approach to those going through some of the most extreme difficulties in their lives.  She is a certified peer specialist, a recovery coach, a speaker and an author.  She also inspires thousands of people with her daily prayers for loved ones that struggle on her Facebook page, Praying Our Loved Ones Home.  Pam has been married to her husband Paul, Program Director of Wild Hearts Adventures, for 36 years.  She is the mother of 4 amazing children and the grandmother of  7.



Paul Lanhart – Director, Wild Hearts Adventures
Contact: paul@wildheartsministry.org 
Website: www.wildheartsministry.org

Paul joined the Breakthrough team because of his longing to reach out to those who have struggled with substance abuse and other destructive life choices to help them rebuild relationships with their families and with God. His desire to do this through wilderness experiences comes from a life-long love of the outdoors nurtured by his parents’ many family camping and canoeing trips. He now shares this passion with his wife of 36 years, Pam and his four children, Diana, Andy, Jake and Nikki. He also is blessed with seven grandchildren that he can share the beauty of God’s creation with! The Wild Hearts program works in sync with Breakthrough’s Thrive Family Support program, working together to help bring love, hope and restoration to difficult family situations. Paul is an experienced outdoorsman and has led numerous trips to the Rocky Mountains, the BWCA, the Appalachian Trail and many of our state parks and forests. Along with wilderness adventures, he loves kayaking, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, CrossFit workouts and watching movies.


Board of Directors


  • David Engman – President

  • Lance Hutchinson – Chairman of the Board

  • Don Hansen – Treasurer

  • Karrie Snyder – Secretary

  • Dana Hennen – Vice Chair

  • Abe Zanto

  • Ellie Martin

  • Jeff Hagen


Presidents Counsel


  • Pastor George Marin

  • Pete Couper

  • Glenn Myers

  • Pastor Bill Bohline

  • Dale Woodard


Advisory Counsel


  • David Henningson - Attorney

  • David Shabazz - CPA

  • Brian Becker - Insurance


Pastoral Team


  • Pastor David Engman

  • Pastor Jim Rottinger

  • Pastor Timothy Fox


Leadership Team


  • President/CEO –  David Engman   –  david@breakthroughmn.org

  • Chief Operating Officer – Jim Rottinger – jim@breakthroughm.org

  • Breakthrough Minneapolis Director – Heidi Hutchinson – heidi@breakthroughmn.org

  • Thrive Family Support Director – Pam Lanhart – pam@thrivefamilysupport.org

  • Wild Hearts Adventures Director – Paul Lanhart – paul@wildheartsadventures.org

  • Communications Director – Terriann Rice  – terriann@breakthroughmn.org

  • Shevaun Rottinger - Administrative Assistant to Pastor David - shevaunr@breakthroughmn.org