our staff


  • Greg braly- Lead pastor

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    My role is to be the lead under shepherd here at BEFC. It is Jesus's Church first and foremost and I am to listen to His leading and be under His direction. This includes teaching, shepherding the church, leadership, vision-casting and working through the day to day needs of BEFC.


    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    Donna and I have been here officially since Jan 1st 2016. However I have been hanging around BEFC since the end of 2015 even before I started because this is a great church and I fell in love with the people here.


    Tell us about yourself:


    Donna and I have been married since April 12 1987. It has been an amazing journey together. We love doing things together whether it is exploring a ghost town or some piece of history. Donna is a Timberwolves Fan and since I am a fan of Donna I have grown to endure them. We are dog people and currently have two small dogs, Bubba and Biscuit. We love reading, theater, music, boating when we get a chance. We have one son Rob, who is an adult, and a precious grandson.


       


  • bracston siemens- youth director

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    I have the joy of working with Junior High and High School students. I shepherd, teach, and disciple students. Nothing pumps me up more than seeing students follow Jesus and own their faith. We have incredible students, parents, and youth leaders here at BEFC!


    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    I have been here at BEFC since May 28, 2014. I graduated from college and 5 days later started working at BEFC. I've encountered nothing but grace and support from the wonderful people here at BEFC.


    Tell us about yourself:


    I am originally from South Dakota (where we have more cows than people). I didn't start following Jesus for myself until I was in college. I graduated in 2014 from the University of Northwestern- Saint Paul, MN with a youth and family studies degree. I fell in love with student ministry in college and felt God leading me into vocational ministry.


    In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends/family, reading, hunting, golfing, playing video games with students, and working out. I am emotionally invested in the Oklahoma Sooners, the LA Clippers, and the Kansas City Royals.


  • heather thornton- office administrator

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    I am the Administrator here at BEFC. I am in charge of operations and communications as well as many various other duties. I am the face behind all the emails that you get and the voice on the other end of the phone when you call the church.


    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    I have attended BEFC for 10 years, been a member for 9 and on staff for 4.5 years. BEFC is definitely our home and our extended family. We have a great staff and it's an absolute joy to work alongside them.


    Tell us about yourself:


    I have three children, ages 21, 15 and 12. I enjoy being their mom and spending time with my family and friends, reading lots of books and kayaking.


  • Suzanne O'Dell- Connections Director

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    I provide a pathway for guests to connect with the Buffalo Evangelical Free Church family and existing ministries such as children and student ministries, adult Sunday school and small groups. I also works hand in hand with BEFC's First Impression Team to create a welcoming atmosphere for all who walk through our doors.


    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    My husband, Jim, and I became members in 2016. I joined the staff in 2017.


    Tell us about yourself:


    I was born and raised in a small town outside of Moorhead, MN and graduated from Concordia College. My husband and I were married in 1998 and moved to Buffalo in 1999. We live with three precious felines.

    I volunteer with Crossroads Animal Shelter and Bison Fishing Forever. I am a Buffalo Rotarian and work part time for the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce.


  • dennis eiklenborg- FACILITY/GROUNDS CUSTODIAN

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    I make sure the church looks great through building maintenance and custodian duties.


    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    I've been here for a while! I've been attending since 1997 and on staff since 1999.


    Tell us about yourself:


    I enjoy working, reading the Bible and other books, watching TV, listening to southern gospel music. I have been blessed with two sons and daughter in-laws and five beautiful grandchildren! 


our Elders


  • Steve Huston

    elder chair

    Elder Chair

  • Brad Robinson

    elder

    Elder Board Member

  • Fred Myre

    elder

    Elder Board Member


  • Matt Deidrick

    elder

    Elder Board Member



  • Paul Miller

    elder

    Elder Board Member

  • Fred Anderson

    elder

    Elder Board Member

  • Kurt Marple

    elder

    Elder Board Member