MEET OUR LEADERSHIP
Get to know Aaron
Hi, I’m Aaron: a disciple of Jesus, a husband, a father, a pastor, and a biblical counselor. Day by day and alongside the Mound Free church family, I desire to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
I am married to my best friend, Jenny, and we have a daughter, Eleanor, and two sons, Nathaniel and Isaiah. I enjoy time with my family, walking with others through the joys and sorrows of life, God’s beauty in creation, listening to and playing music, and all things board games.
I grew up in northwest Ohio, went to college at the U. of Illinois, and then earned M.A.’s in psychology at the U. of Missouri and U. of Minnesota. While I was preparing to become a therapist, the Lord used a mentor to open my heart to Christ. I began reading Scripture and was transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ! I left psychology in order to pursue theological training, earning a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. After serving on staff at Bethlehem Baptist Church for four years, I accepted the call to serve as Associate Pastor at Mound Free in 2018. Jenny and I are thrilled to be a part of this loving body of Christ and it's mission and vision to be and make disciples of Jesus.
Get to know Dave
Dave grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. He came to saving faith in Jesus Christ during the summer of 1998 while a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He served for two years as Assistant Pastor at Village Church of Lincolnshire in Lake Forest, IL and accepted the call to Mound Free in 2005. He is married to Melissa and has a son named Caleb and a daughter named Mia. Dave's passions include preaching, caring for the flock at Mound Free, and living for the advance of the gospel in the city of Mound and the Westonka area. He also enjoys reading theology (especially the Puritans), listening to music (mainly old singer-songwriters), and running.
Get to know Andy
I was born and raised in Cedar Falls, IA. I attended Wartburg College where I received a Physics B.A. and went on to obtain a teacher's certificate from the University of Northern Iowa. I am a science teacher at Orono High School. I can’t pinpoint a certain date when I became a believer but I grew up in a Christian home and did what was “right” in the eyes of others. However, I didn’t truly mature in my faith until my Junior and Senior years in College. By the grace of Jesus Christ, I have been actively striving to turn from my sins every day. My wife, Cara, and I have been blessed with two wonderful children.