Meet Our Elders

  • Dan Hulse

    Elder

     

    Positions at the church

    Elder, Worship Team Member, Photography Team Leader.

     

    Childhood

    Born and raised in and around Mt. Vernon, Ohio (Center of the state).

     

    Family

    Wife (for 49 plus years), Kathy. We have five adult children and eight grand kids. I have one brother who is ten years older than I am.

     

    Education

    Graduated from Mt. Vernon High School, graduated from DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago.

     

    Before I was an elder

    In other churches, I have served as Deacon, Trustee, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Worship Team Member, Choir Member.

     

    How I got saved

    I was saved at the age of 12 during an evangelistic meeting at my home church in Ohio (Baptist). I became convinced that I was a sinner and I accepted Jesus as my Savior.

  • Greg Canen

    Elder

     

    Childhood

    Raised on a farm in Elkhart county with Father: Earl, Mother: Evelyn and Sister: Pamela

     

     

    Family

    Lovely wife, 3 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

     

    Education

    Graduated Northwood HS, Spartan Aeronautical Institute and an Associate’s degree in Biblical studies.

     

    Before I was an elder

    Attended New Life in Warsaw prior to attending EFIC for the past 19 years.

     

    How I got saved

    Attending an Eastman Curtis church service in Minneapolis, MN.

  • Leslie Guzowski

    Elder

     

    Childhood

    Born and raised in Southern California. Siblings: One biological brother, one foster sister. As a teenager, lived with Foster parents.

     

    Family

    Widow, One Son

     

    Education

    B.S. Psychology, Mathematics Minor. Liberty Baptist College (Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA)

     

    Before I was an Elder

    Regular attender at EFIC. Enjoyed serving in any capacity needed.

     

    How I got saved

    Through my best friend in high school. I was 16. I noticed something different about her and came to learn that it was the Lord. I attended a church gathering that showed the movies "A Thief in the Night" and "A Distant Thunder" and I accepted the Lord Jesus to be my Savior that night.

  • Valerie Sauer

    Elder


    Positions at the church

    Elder, Team Leader Accounting


    Childhood

    I am the oldest of 6 children. I went to a Lutheran Church as a child, went to catechism and was confirmed at age 12.  I didn't really have a relationship with Jesus though.


    Family

    I am a Wife to Bill Sauer, Mother of Megan and Nathan Gunn, Step mom to Sean and Katie Sauer and a Grandmother to Aidan Moorefield, Kamryn Millitello, and Kase Gunn.


    Education

    Graduated from Napoleon Ohio High school 1983, IUSB continuing education classes for accounting.


    Before I was an elder

    Team Leader Accounting, Multi Media, involved in prayer and on the Prophetic Team


    How I got saved

    As a young adult I saw the movie The Thief in the Night. It scared me so bad about going to hell. I believed in God but didn't live like it and I didn't go to church for several years after my children were born. They were going to church with their dad and stepmom and prayed for Bill and I to come to church. We went to Church one Sunday after Bill had a Holy Ghost experience. The service was powerful and I could feel God speaking to me directly about some stuff that I was going through. I decided to come back the next week and we have been there ever since.

  • Vicki Canen

    Elder

     

    Childhood

    Happy mostly, grew up fishing and camping, playing guitar and oil painting

     

    Family

    Happily married! Mom & Dad still around, 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren & 2 great-grands! Blessed!

     

    Education

    GED, Cosmetology and associates in Biblical Studies

     

    Before I was an elder

    We attended New Life Christian World Outreach in Warsaw

     

    How I got saved

    At an Eastman Curtis Event in Minneapolis, MN