It is an immense joy and pleasure to serve, shepherd, and lead in various capacities here at CLEFC.
The office of Senior Pastor is currently vacant as we search for the next pastor to lead us. We are presently evaluating and seriously considering specific candidates, but you are more than welcome to click here for more information.
Tom Gerdts, our Interim Pastor, was reared in Huron, South Dakota, Tom has been married to Karen (Maynard) since 1975. Karen is an educator who has served in various capacities as teacher and educational consultant. Together they have five grown children -- Eric (wife Rochelle), Cory (wife Emily), Abby, Haydn, and Brady (wife Emily) -- and six grandchildren.
Tom’s volunteer involvements have included: member of Kiwanis International; trustee of Lincoln Christian University; founding advisor for the Living Alternatives Crisis Pregnancy Center; and board member for the Alexander Christian Foundation of Illinois. His hobbies include reading, running and other sports (especially the Cubs), and enjoying his family. To Send Tom an email, click here.
Adam joined our staff as Interim Student Ministry Associate in early 2019. He received his B.A. in Communication Studies at Kansas State University where he also worked for a college student ministry called Christian Challenge before moving to Iowa.
Adam enjoys playing a variety of musical instruments, reading and studying books, and blogging when he has free time (blog here).
To send Adam an email, click here.
Cindi joined the CLEFC staff in 2010. Cindi enjoys creativity and photography. She also strives to see all of life as worship. She loves singing and a highlight of her week is participating on the praise and worship team. She serves in hundreds of behind-the-scenes ways each and every week around the church and office. She and her husband, Steve, have been married for 26 years and have three adult children.
To send Cindi an email, click here.
The Board of Elders at Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church is composed of seven members, elected to a three-year term by vote of the congregation. Elder terms are staggered so that one third of the members of the board will be elected at the annual business meeting held early each year. Nominees are expected to meet the biblical requirements set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.