Contact our Team

Darin Anderson, our team leader, was born and raised in an EFCA Church in the Chicago area and has served five Free Churches in various roles in Chicago, Charlotte, Louisville and now Tampa. He has been married to Kristin since 1999 and they have four boys from age 10 to 20. You can contact him at GoTeamAnderson@gmail.com

Chi Eng Yuan is a retired EFCA pastor. He and his wife Kar-Shan have served the Lord in pastoral ministry in Hong Kong and the USA throughout their adult lives. They were appointed by Association of North American Chinese Evangelical Free Churches (ANACEFC) to be liaison persons between ANACEFC and Evangelical Free Church of America(EFCA). Recently they have established a team to translate some books, articles and documents from EFCA in Chinese. You can contact him at chiengyuan@mac.com

Tammy Medders

Tammy Medders started in local church ministry in 1995 and has served in numerous areas of church ministry over the years. She has worked at New City Church in Charlotte, NC for the last 13 years and is currently Director of Adult Ministries.She is passionate about helping women in the EFCA develop their leadership skills and gifting for service to the local church. Tammy has been married to her husband, Jay, for 25 years and has three children. You can contact her at tmedders@newcity.us.

Jon Payne has been in ministry for over twenty-five years as a student ministry pastor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes staff member, interim senior pastor, and senior pastor. He became District Superintendent of the Forest Lakes District of the Evangelical Free Church of America in November of 2016. Jon believes that the message C.H. Spurgeon preached in 1863 is just as relevant today: “The Church of Jesus Christ is the Hope of the World.” Jon has invested his entire life in the church and is committed to seeing how Christ will build the churches of the FLD, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against His Church! You can contact him at jpayne@forestlakes-efca.org

Clint Hogrefe is the senior pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Stanton, NE. He and his wife, Greta, are currently raising four children. Clint came to know the Lord and was discipled in EFCA churches while growing up in Northwest Iowa. He has served in local church ministry for over 20 years. You can contact him here: clintondhogrefe@gmail.com

Bob Burris is a retired EFCA pastor who is active in his home church, Christ Community Church in Laguna Hills, CA – EFCA. He and his wife, Vickie, teach the preschool class every Sunday. Bob is currently a full-time international trainer with Training Leaders International and uses his experience as a pastor and his training at BIOLA, Talbot, and Westminster, to train those who would otherwise have no access to theological education. You can contact him at Bob.Burris@TrainingLeadersInternational.org or visit his web site BobintheBush.com

John Mochel is serving the Brooklyn EFC in Beresford, SD. where he has been since 1998. He has served previously with Campus Crusade for Christ and the EFCA Mission. He has an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is an advocate of biblical exposition, and over the past 12 years he has been a regular group leader at Simeon Trust workshops. He is a participant in the ministry of EFCA Reach Global Pathways, training pastors in India and Haiti, assists with credentialing pastors, and loves being involved in the Central District of the EFCA. John is married with four grown children and a grandson. You can contact him at jmochel@bmtc.net. He writes a daily Bible reading blog that will cover the entire Bible in four years. Here’s the link: https://brooklynefc.org/resources/today/

Paulo Freire has been shepherding the congregation at Hope Church in New Jersey since 1998. He is a native of São Paulo, Brazil. As a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute, Paulo brings a love for the study and application of the Word of God into the pulpit with him. He lives in Wantage with his wife Lisa. Paulo and Lisa have three sons and one grandchild. Paulo chairs the Eastern District Credentialing Board and serves on the National Board of Ministerial Standing. You can contact him at hopeefc@juno.com

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