In Scripture, we find three distinct groups of people who exercise some form of leadership in the church: the congregation, consisting of all church members; elders, those men appointed to spiritual oversight in the church; and deacons, who serve the congregation in hands-on, practical ways.

At Northbrook, all of our Elders serves as Pastors who work together as under-shepherds of Jesus Christ. In their role as overseers, the Elders guide the church, particularly focusing on matters concerning teaching, preaching, and prayer. The Elders direct the spiritual life of the church at the pleasure of the congregation, handling matters relevant to the Word and prayer. The deacons, pictured not as a second legislative body but as a group of able servants, assist the elders by facilitating ministry.

John Janke

John Janke

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

John was called to be the Pastor of Preaching and Vision in November of 2014.  He is married to Terri, and they have five children (Rachel, Alicia, Jon, Lea, and Tiana). John is a graduate of Northland International University (BS; MABS). He worked and taught at the school for 16 years until taking a pastoral position in Tama, Iowa in 2002 where he served until 2014.

Dave Eilers

Dave Eilers

Pastor

Dave became an elder in the fall of 2013.  He and his wife Cheryl have attended NBC since the fall of 2007.  Dave has been involved in various ministries of the church including leading and planning the music for the corporate worship service, teaching various classes (teens, adults, etc.) serving as the Deacon of Ushers, and recently starting and co-leading the “Legacy Builders” small group.  He currently works in Palo and is the father of Ben, Sarah, and Daniel.

Jonathan Bunjer

Jonathan Bunjer

Pastor

Jonathan began serving as an elder in the fall of 2010. He is married to Sarah and is the proud father of Aaron Daniel. Jon is a graduate of Faith Bible College (BA) and employed in Cedar Rapids.

Scott Whitmore

Scott Whitmore

Pastor

Scott became an elder in the fall of 2013.  He and his wife Laura have a daughter named Katelyn.  Scott graduated from Bob Jones University (BS), UNI (MS), and UI (PhD), and is currently working at UI engaged in post-doctorate research.

Church Leadership & Polity

If you are interested in reading more about what we believe regarding the local polity and governing of the local church, please read our “Church Governance Theological Statement.”

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