Board of Elders

The Board of Elders is responsible for the spiritual direction of the church. Each elder serves a two-year term.


Question for the Board? Email elders@northhavenchurch.org.

  • Brad Gerdin

    (chair)

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  • Steve Dreyer

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  • David Iverson

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  • Bob Janisch

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  • Cedric Long

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Qualifications of Elders

Elders should be persons who are not eager for power, but eager to serve (Matthew 20:25-28, I Peter 5:2-3). They should have spiritual wisdom and mature judgment, and be well respected by those inside and outside the church (I Timothy 3:2, 7,10; Titus 1:6; Acts 6:3). They should be under the Holy Spirit’s control (Acts 6:3) and firmly convinced of the central tenets of the faith (I Timothy 3:9; Titus 1:9). Their lifestyle should be characterized by temperance (I Timothy 3:8), financial integrity (I Timothy 3:3,8), self-control (Titus 1:7-8), and stable family life (I Timothy 3:4, Titus 1:6).


In addition, an Elder must:

  • Be a member of the church for at least one year immediately prior to election.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Regularly participate in corporate worship and be actively involved in ministry of the church.
  • Not be a staff member, other than the Senior Pastor.