Leadership

Aaron Browning

Aaron Browning

Pastor of Preaching and Vision

Aaron began attending Northwest Bible Church in January of 2013. He joined the pastoral team in April of 2013 and began serving as the lead elder in the Fall of the same year.

Aaron is married to Katlyn since 2008 and they have three daughters. He graduated from Central Seminary with an M.Div. in the Spring of 2013 and is currently pursuing a Th.M.

Aaron grew up in Cleveland, OH and is an avid follower and tortured fan of all of the Cleveland sports teams. In the summer he enjoys softball and trying to convince his wife to go golfing with him. In the winter he reads a lot.

Tyler Eason

Tyler Eason

Pastor of Community Life

Tyler and his family began attending Northwest Bible Church in 2013. He started working as the pastoral assistant in 2016 and became an elder in August of 2018.

Tyler has been married to Jackie since 2012. They have two daughters, Zoey and Norah. He received an M.Div. from Central Seminary in the spring of 2018.

Tyler is passionate about showing how the gospel impacts the everyday lives of God’s people. He enjoys working with the teens at church, providing oversight to outreach, and teaching/preaching.

Don Callander

Don Callander

Don has been a member of Northwest Bible Church since its inception and was part of the initial church planting team in 2004. He has served as a member of Pastor Search Committees, Building Committees, and as a Deacon. He has served as an elder at Northwest Bible church since the summer of 2013.

Don has been married 40 years to Meg and has three grown daughters and four grandchildren. He is presently retired having spent a majority of his career in open heart surgery, both as a clinician and with numerous medical device manufacturers.

Don’s interests include being an avid cross-country skier and road bicyclist and is the present Director of the Twin Cities Spoke of the International Christian Cycling Club. He also enjoys backpacking and fishing.

Mike Peterson

Mike Peterson

Mike started attending NWBC in the Summer of 2008, when he and his family relocated from California. He has served as an elder at Northwest Bible church since the summer of 2013.

Mike works for Target and has been with that company for nearly 14 years. Prior to joining Target, Mike was an officer in the Australian Army.

Mike and his wife Michele, were married in the Fall of 1996, and have 3 children. Mike enjoys reading (esp. military history), running (mostly 10k races these days), and spending time with his family.

Eric Van Thomme

Eric Van Thomme

Eric and his family began attending NWBC in 2012. He and his wife, Carie, became members in 2013. His oldest (by 17 minutes) daughter, Claire, joined NWBC as a member through believer’s baptism in the Summer of 2016. Eric served as a deacon in 2016 and 2017 prior to becoming an elder at Northwest Bible Church in early 2018.

Eric has worked for Twin City Fan & Blower since 2006. Prior to joining Twin City Fan, Eric worked as a landscape designer in the Twin Cities Metro area for several years.

Eric and Carie were married in 2002, and have 6 children – 3 boys and 3 girls. Eric and Carie had four biological children before deciding to adopt two children, on two separate occasions, from China. Together, they have a heart for orphaned children and for those families willing to open their homes through foster care and adoption. They have organized a Foster Care & Adoption Support Group since January 2016 that meets monthly during the school year for training and encouragement.

In all of his spare time, Eric enjoys coaching and watching his children play sports, doing projects around the house, and beating Pastor Aaron on the golf course.

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