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.
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.