The Virtue Blog

Meet Heather

Heather McMillan is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, and… oh yeah, a pastor.

Together with her husband, Elton, they head up the Family Life and Children’s departments of Life Bible Church in Harrisburg, Oregon.

Heather has an infectious, positive attitude towards life that was passed down from her father, coupled with a nurturing love for others from her mother.

Heather created We Choose Virtues, an internationally-known curriculum that helps parents and educators to “Simply Inspire Character That Lasts.” Her company produces and sells the product on

Heather understands the importance of living a lifestyle of worship. Over the last year, she battled a life-threatening bout with cancer. Her focus on trusting Jesus inspired hundreds, if not thousands of people to worship God without ceasing, in spite of the circumstances. Even before God completely healed her of the cancer, she chose to worship and trust him with her life.

Heather is an excellent speaker. She brings a fresh take on subjects such as parenting, Biblical instruction, faith, and, obviously, Biblical virtue. She would be a great addition to your church’s next women’s retreat or parenting conference. The McMillans also have a heart for missions, having trained children’s pastors around the world, and look forward to having more opportunities in the future.

Heather and Elton have four great children: Elton Jr., age 21, Destiny, age 19, Avery, age 16, and Caleb, age 15. They enjoy being real and authentic with each other, not striving to be perfect, but striving to keep God at the center of everything, no matter what!



  • Jessica says...

    Your story is inspirational to me as I await God’s complete healing of my body from stage 4 cancer. I can’t wait for the day to say, I’m healed!"

    On August 28, 2014

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