Our staff


Paul Lanhart – Director, Wild Hearts Adventures
Contact: paul@wildheartsadventures.org

Paul started Wild Hearts 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! 

Paul is an experienced outdoorsman and has led numerous trips to the Rocky Mountains, the BWCA, St. Croix River, 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.



Jay Larson – Guide
Contact: jay@wildheartsadventures.org

Jay came onboard as a guide with Wild Hearts in 2017 and quickly became an invaluable member of the team!  He is an experienced outdoorsman (especially in the art of hammock camping) and a wonderful outdoor cook!  

He does need to give us a little more information about himself, though!  When he does, we'll add it here.



Andy Lanhart – Guide
Contact: andy@wildheartsadventures.org

Andy has been sharing his love of the outdoors with others for quite awhile now.  He is very experienced in backpacking and canoe camping.   

He also needs to give us a little more information about himself, though!  



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

Pam helps us with trip planning, scheduling and all sorts of other administrative things us outdoorsman just can't bear to do.

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 almost 35 years.  She is the mother of 4 amazing children and the grandmother of 7.