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Staff and Elders


Ron Monteith

Lead Pastor/Elder

Pastor Ron is the primary teaching pastor and vision caster for FBC. He is passionate about seeing the church fulfill it's call to make disciples, and to see FBC take an active part in reaching the community of Defiance.


Wayne Altstaetter

Youth and Worship Pastor

Pastor Wayne leads all facets of the worship arts and is the main worship leader at FBC. In addition, he is the Youth Pastor of AMP Youth (junior and senior high). Pastor Wayne also shares some of the Sunday morning teaching responsibilities.


Kristi Eitniear

Secretary

Kristi is in the office Tuesday - Thursday. She keeps things organized, and works in conjunction with Tami on the day to day details of the church. Kristi is married to Brian, and they have four young men.


Tami Miller

Secretary

Tami is in the office on Monday. She and her husband, Kent, along with their two sons, serve faithfully at FBC. Tami also serves as part-time custodian.


Brad Meyer

Elder

Brad serves as the Elder representative to the Trustee ministry team. He is joined in service by his wife Jo Ann and two daughters.


Leon Erickson

Elder

Leon and his wife, Mary Lou, have faithfully served in various ministries at FBC for a number of years. He serves as the Elder representative to the Benevolence and Ordinance ministry team.


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