An avid Cubs fan, Eric hails from the SW Suburbs of Chicago. He holds an B.A. in Communications from Taylor University and an M.Div. from Moody Theological Seminary. Prior to First Free, Eric served churches in Minneapolis and the Chicago area. If he has a free day, you can catch him out biking the many biking trails around Cedar Falls or reading. He is married to Erica, a native Cedar Fallsian, and together they have 2 children, Micah and Selah.
I serve as an Elder in this Body and am responsible for publishing the weekly prayer letter. I live in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with my wife Kathie. We have 5 adult daughters and 18 grandchildren. I am retired from the broadcasting industry.
Chairman, Fellowship Committee. Al is both a retired University of Northern Iowa administrator and a retired Naval Reserve Captain. He and his wife Judy have two sons: Jonathan, who co-pastors a bilingual church, and Jim, who is Area Director of SEND North (part of SEND International, a missions organization). Al is helping other men grow in their relationship with Christ through discipleship.