Nominating Committee: Candidate Information

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Mike Coffman is the Executive Pastor at Indianola Community Church in Indianola Iowa and has served there for 19 years.  He has served on the District Board as treasurer for the last 2 years.

Nick Vander Zwaag is the Director of Ministry Advance at Valley Church WDM, IA and served there since September 2020. He previously served as the Executive Pastor at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Lakeville, MN.  He currently leads a ministry licensing cohort for the Central District.

Rob Sanders is the Student Ministries Pastor at Liberty Evangelical Free Church in Pella, IA and has served in that role for the past 9 years. Prior to that he served as a Student Ministries Pastor for the Keokuk Evangelical Free Church for 12 years. He has been an active participant of Reach Students Central District for over 20 years. 



Chris Clark is a member of CrossRidge E-Free Church in Holstein, Iowa.  He serves on the elder board as the church chairman and also as a small group leader.  He has currently been serving on the Hidden Acres board since 2020.


Steve Ubben lives in North Central Iowa with his wife of 22yrs. Carla and their daughter Sarah.  They are members at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Mason City, Iowa. Steve currently serves as a small group leader for High School boys, Leads an Adult Ed class for starters and returners to Christian faith, and is serving on a pastoral search team. He was previously on the board of his local communities long term care nursing home and assisted living facilities.


Church Planting Board

Ken Sidey is a founding elder of Cornerstone Fellowship EFCA in Greenfield, Iowa (celebrating 25 years this March). He has served in a variety of leadership roles there, including worship leader, elder and interim pastor, and has served several terms on the Church Planting board: 2002 – 2007, 2016 – 2018, and 2020 – present.


Nominating Committee

Pastor John Nett is the Senior Pastor at Grace Evangelical Free in Huxley, Iowa where he has served since August 2020.  In the past John served 2 terms on the Central District Church Planting Board including one year as chairman and also currently serves on the Pastor Church Relations Committee.

Matt Proctor began serving in the EFCA Central in 2002 and has now been the lead pastor at Cornerstone Church (Marion, IA) since 2010. Matt served years ago on the Central District Student Ministries team and recently on the Pastor Care Relations Committee.


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