We believe the Scriptures teach that Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, the Chief Shepherd. Under His headship, the church is to be shepherded by a plurality of Elders, commonly called Pastors.
Dan Glockle (Vocational Pastor) — Dan Glockle accepted the vocational pastorate of Berean Baptist Church on July 28, 2013. He has previously served other churches in FL and NC. He holds a M.Div. (PTS, Pensacola) and Th.M. (SBTS, Louisville) and desires to lovingly engage people in his life through thoughtful conversations about Jesus and the world. Dan believes that the best way for the city of Eugene to flourish is for citizens of a New City, the City of God, to live their lives in a way that reflects the builder and architect of that city, Jesus Christ. He and his wife Tracy have three children, Charles, Eleanor, and George.
John VonDoloski (Pastor) — John is originally from Michigan and has served in various ministry capacities for well-over a decade. He has a heart for the local church, missions, and training men for ministry. John has a contagious love for learning, resulting in the launch of two successful schools in Oregon. He currently works as an Executive Director for a charter school in Lowell where he lives with his wife Jessica, and their twelve children.
Jordan Napier (Pastoral Apprentice) — Jordan works for an internet accountability company and is taking seminary classes to enhance his preparation for ministry. He grew up in Michigan and still roots for the Wolverines. He enjoys sight seeing, reading, as well as playing sports and strategy games. Jordan and his wife Marissa have a daughter and a son.
Josh Dillow (Worship Leader) — Josh has been a public school music teacher for over ten years and is currently teaching middle school students at Meadow View School in West Eugene. He Ioves reading, playing musical instruments, remodeling projects, and hiking. He and his wife Lisa have four children.
The duties of the Deacons are specifically appointed to free the Elders to pursue the ministry of the Word of God and prayer.
Cecil Brackett (Deacon) — Cecil has lived in Oregon for over nineteen-years and has worked as a machinist for over thirty-seven years. He and his wife Linda have two daughters and three grand-daughters. Cecil enjoys observing wildlife and fishing.
Candie Sagehorn (Deaconess) — Candie has lived in Oregon for almost a decade since retiring from her career at California State University, Long Beach where she was once a computer programmer, and eventually a budget director. She is an avid reader of murder mysteries, enjoys traveling, biking, water aerobics, and pickleball.
Margaret Julich (Deaconess) — Margaret is a native Oregonian, having spent her entire life here. She retired from teaching after thirty-years. She is a good organizer and enjoys walking and playing pickleball when she is not spending time with her two grandchildren.
Pam Forshee (Deaconess) — Pam enjoys needlepoint and gardening when she is away from her work as a Cosmetologist. Her and her husband George have been married over forty-years with four adult children and five precious grandchildren.
Shane Lerch (Deacon) — Shane works as a plasterer by trade and volunteers most Sundays on the worship team as a sound technician. Shane loves to learn about Jesus and can often be found playing disc golf, grilling, or working with wood.