Heidi Scanlon

Pastor of Prayer

A native Georgian (and intense SEC fan), Heidi leads prayer at NCC, where she oversees the prayer teams, directs leadership and prayer ministry trainings and serves on a weekly rotation with various NCC prayer teams. She also collaborates with other churches and ministries on prayer initiatives and works with NCC Coaching and Care to create healing prayer teams. Believing that “history belongs to the intercessors,” Heidi is passionate about raising up a generation of intercessors who will pray for NCC, our city and the nations.

Heidi followed a circuitous route into full-time ministry. Following the model that she is “called” to Jesus only, Heidi has had a wide variety of “assignments” from Him. She began her career at Price Waterhouse Consulting in the Change Integration - Best Practices Group and became a benchmarking expert. She also served as a lobbyist and governmental affairs director for a million member grassroots organization, with a global relocation firm as a settling-in agent for multinational banks and as Washington DC Regional Director for Alpha USA before launching her own high-end interior design practice.

Using her varied background, Heidi can now be found raising up groups of “atmosphere architects” – people who are passionate about creating spaces for others to encounter the love of Christ.

She’s also loves working with Disciple Girls movement and the Alpha Teams at NCC. On Wednesdays you can find her in the “field” on mission to DC ministry teams around the city.

She lives in Georgetown with her favorite person on the planet – her husband, John Scanlon. She is mother to the fabulous Anna and Andrew Scanlon. With an always full house, she’s fortunate to call many others her “children” as well.  

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