The thief comes only to steal and destroy;
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd
lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:10-11

Ruling Elder

Mark Anderson

Mark was raised in a Christian home in his hometown of Munster, Ind. and has walked with Christ since childhood. He has a master of business administration degree in business management, and is a sales management analyst with IBM. Mark and Linda live in New Milford and have five children and three grandchildren.

Rick Bangs

Rick grew up in Darien and has been a Christ-follower since 1989. He has a bachelor’s degree and is employed as a Certified Public Accountant. He and Mary Beth live in Bethel and have three children and one grandchild.

Dave Kuiper

Dave, originally from Byron Center, Mich., has been a Christian since 1980. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry — as does his wife, Brenda — and works as a chemist. He and Brenda live in Brookfield and have two children, Caleb and Elizabeth.

John Thorburn

John has been a Christian for about 40 years. He grew up in Mamaroneck, N.Y., and these days he can be found at the Danbury Agway in its garden center during the growing season. John and Joan live in Danbury, have four children and seven grandchildren and have been married for nearly 50 years.