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Elders and Deacons

Daniel Duis

Daniel Duis

Daniel and Scotti Duis Dan Duis is the founding pastor of Shepherd Gate Church. He traces his calling to the traumatic events that followed a farming accident on his Dad’s Kansas farm. From his youth he dreamed of the day when he would pastor a church and have a horse farm. Following college, Dan was…

Tom Nusbaum

Tom and Bonnie Nusbaum were raised in Northern Virginia; Tom on a small farm in Oakton and Bonnie in the Falls Church and Fairfax areas. Bonnie graduated from Fairfax High School and Tom graduated from James Madison High School in Vienna. After serving in Vietnam, Tom graduated from George Mason University in 1973 with a…

Gary Woodford

Gary Woodford

Gary and his wife, Sandi, grew up in the Midwest. Gary was born in Southern Minnesota and Sandi was born in South Dakota. They first met in 8th grade when Sandi’s parents moved to Southern Minnesota. Gary and Sandi graduated from Wabasso Public High School in Wabasso, MN. Gary went on to earn a Bachelor…

Doug Dronfield

Doug Dronfield

Doug and Nancy Dronfield Doug and Nancy were both born and raised in the Northern Virginia area. Doug graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and Nancy graduated from McLean High School. Doug and Nancy both graduated from the University of Virginia, where they met. Doug went on for a master’s degree in groundwater hydrology from…

Andrew Keener

Andrew Keener

“Maturity in Christ is a process, but it is also not relegated to those who are older.” The Ministry Minute I love working with a wide variety of ages and these past couple of months have given me some wonderful opportunities. Reconciled, our young adult’s ministry spent an entire week in the Outer Banks of…