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 Discipleship

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, biblical counseling, and helping the church think through helpful structures for discipleship.

Eric Van Thomme

Jacob Hatfield

Pastor of Community Life

Jacob and his family began attending NWBC in the fall of 2015, and he came on staff as a part time worship leader in 2016. That role developed into a Pastoral Assistant position and, in August of 2018, he came on staff full time.

Jacob became an elder in 2019 and also serves as a Church Planting Resident, with plans to launch a church plant in Monticello, MN in 2020.  

He has been married to Tiffany since 2005, and they have four sons, Elliot, Lincon, Oliver, and Quentin.

Jacob enjoys reading, music, woodworking, smoking various meats, and spending time with friends and 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.

Shelley Stark

Administrative Assistant