Our Staff

2Neal & Sue Hatfield 
Founders & Directors              
 
“Neal Hatfield is a man of integrity and a rock solid preacher of God’s Word. His passion for souls is unmistakable. His powerful preaching will bless your church fellowship.” – K. Allen Blume, Editor for Biblical Recorder
 
Evangelist Neal Hatfield is a powerful speaker and carries a special burden for young people. Many thousands of people have been led to Christ through Neal’s preaching.  He holds a special passion to raise up men and boys to be warriors for Jesus Christ. Neal preaches about thirty revivals a year. When he is not traveling to hold revivals, crusades, or special events, he and his wife Sue co-direct the expansion and operations of Uplands Reach Conference Center, which they founded in 1988 for the purpose of leading people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and encouraging them to grow in spiritual maturity and service for Jesus Christ in their local churches. The Hatfield’s are graduates of Heritage College in Orlando, Florida. In May 2013, Foothills Christian College and Seminary honored Neal with a Doctorate of Divinity.
 
Neal and Sue have three incredible children. Jake and his wife, Becky, have two children, Evelynn and Ellis. Jake serves as Director of Student Life at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern in Wake Forest, NC. Justin and his wife, Christine, and their daughter, Tennlee, are working in the equine industry in Wyoming. Joanna and her husband, Logan Hallock, are developing an aggressive sports and equestrian division at Uplands Reach.
 
The Hatfield’s are thrilled to be members of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone, NC., where Dr. Greg Heisler is their pastor. For additional info on Neal and Sue, please check out the links below.
 
Neal and Sue rely on team members to keep them on the front lines for Jesus Christ and would love for you to join their ministry team! They are looking for partners who will join their team so they can continue to see thousands come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Please keep Neal and Sue in your prayers and send your financial support to:
 
Uplands Reach Conference Center
P O Box 830
Millers Creek, NC 28651
 
Please put their account number, #100, in the memo of your check.
Designating your gift to Account #100 will insure Neal and Sue receive your support. All donations to Uplands Reach designated to Neal and Sue Hatfield are tax deductible. The Lord has given Neal and Sue an amazing vision and is using them in mighty ways! Thousands have come to Christ! You sending monthly support allows them to continue to reach young champions for Christ. Click the link below to read more on how to join the Hatfield’s partnership team:
 
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3Matthew and Rachael McNeil
Director of URLI & Wilderness Programing
Office Manager
 
To say that Uplands Reach has played a significant role in Matthew and Rachael’s lives is an understatement. The McNeils met while serving at an Uplands camp–she as an Intern and he as a volunteer. They fell in love and got engaged after serving subsequent summers with URCC. In May 2008, they were married by their boss, Neal Hatfield, and joined the Uplands Team as full-time Staff. They have three lovely childdren, Kate, Cora, and Joel.
 
While Rachael works as a non-stop wife and mom, Matthew’s primary stewardship at the Conference Center is directing the office operations. He also directs the Uplands Reach Leadership Institute, URCC’s summer internship, and Rugged Spirituality, the wilderness division of Uplands Reach. Matthew and Rachael are passionate about equipping believers to do the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12) through evangelism and discipleship.
 
Matthew and Rachael rely on team members who support them and would love for you to join their ministry team! They are looking for team members who will lift them up through prayer and financial support. Please keep Matthew and Rachael in prayer and send your finaicial support to
 
Uplands Reach Conference Center
P O Box 830
Millers Creek, NC 28651
Please put their account number, #700, in the memo of your check.
Designating your gift to Account #700 will insure Matthew and Rachael McNeil receive your support. All donations to Uplands Reach designated to Matthew and Rachael McNeil are tax deductible. You sending monthly support allows Matthew to deciple the young champions who have come to Christ.
 
4Logan and Joanna Hallock
Director of Sports and Athletics
 
Logan and Joanna are a dynamic combination who have a passion to build champion leaders for Christ. They are committed to reaching the youth of America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through sports camps. Logan is a former quarterback at Appalachian State University where he was one of the team’s most respected leaders during his 2010 to 2014 career. He holds the all time record at App State and the Southern Conference for the highest completion percentage in a game. He went 20-21 (95%) against rival Western Carolina. He served for three years as the team’s spiritual leader. During this time he led the team in Bible study, scripture reading, and prayer before and after every game. He saw over 15 of his teammates accept Christ while playing at App State.
 
Logan joined Uplands staff on January 1, 2015. He serves as our Director of Sports and Athletics. We are excited for this branch at Uplands, and look forward to putting on individual and team camps for young athletes all over the country. Logan met Joanna through Mount Vernon Baptist Church. They now serve in the youth department as leaders.
 
Joanna, worked as a vet tech for two years at the Animal Hospital of Ashe, she joined Logan on staff since their marriage on March 15, 2015. She graduated from Piedmont University with her degree in Christian Ministries in 2013. Joanna has a passion to reach teen girls with the refreshing confidence Christ offers. She also has a passion for horses and plans to intertwine horses with reaching out to teens. Joanna’s relentless pursuit for Christ and what He wants for her life is what she longs to share with the girls of America. Together they plan to reach, train, and send out champion leaders for Christ.
 
Logan has spoken to ball teams, youth groups, and churches and would love to share the Gospel with your group.
 
To book Logan to speak call 336-902-8116.
 
Logan and Joanna rely on team members who support them and would love for you to join their ministry team! They are looking for team members who will lift them up through prayer and financial support. Please keep Logan and Joanna in prayer and send your finaicial support to
 
Uplands Reach Conference Center
P O Box 830
Millers Creek, NC 28651.
Please put their account number, #500, in the memo of your check.
Designating your gift to Account #500 will insure Logan and Joanna Hallock receive your support. All donations to Uplands Reach designated to Logan and Joanna Hallock are tax deductible. The Lord is using this dynamic team is mighty ways! Many have come to Christ! You sending monthly support allows them to reach young champions for Christ.