God identifies certain character qualifications for deacons in a local church (1 Timothy 3:8-13) and provides an initial template for their ministry of mercy (Acts 6:1-7).

We believe that deacons are primarily responsible to coordinate relief for physical needs. In other words, they are not primarily responsible for general administrative oversight, building or property management, or for teaching. As Alexander Strauch writes, “Through the deacons, the local church’s charitable activities are effectively organized and centralized….They help the poor, the jobless, the sick, the widowed, the elderly, the homeless, the shut-in, the refugees, and the disabled.” (The New Testament Deacon, Alexander Strauch, 156)

Here’s a brief introduction to each deacon in order of oldest to youngest.

Dan Hoeglund

Dan and his wife, RuthAnn, have been married for 43 years, and have four adult children along with eight grandchildren. Dan is retired, but has also been volunteering on the church campus for sake of building projects and technical support at almost full-time hours. Dan has been serving TEC as a deacon since 2013. Email Dan

Chuck Weinberg

Chuck and his wife, Teresa, have been married for 40 years, and have four adult children, along with nine grandchildren. Chuck works in real estate, but has experience in a variety of fields, along with the energy to keep a multitude of plates spinning. Chuck has been serving TEC as a deacon since 2013. Email Chuck

Mitch Rothenberger

Mitch and his wife, Nadene, have been married for 33 years, and have four adult children plus two still at home, along with three grandchildren. Mitch is also still employed full-time, but enjoys playing pool when free-time allows. Mitch has been serving TEC as a decon since 2021. Email Mitch

Read more about our annual Deacons Affirmation Process here.