The Elders provide overall leadership and spiritual oversight for the congregation. They work closely with the Lead Pastor to ensure accountability, evaluate budgets, ministry plans and assess the vision for the church. The Elders are to protect the doctrinal statement of the church. They are also responsible to feed and protect the congregation/attenders/flock (Acts 20:28).

  • Bob Kleinschmidt | Chairman


    I have been blessed to be part of the Wayzata Free community for the past 30 years. As an Elder, my prayer is that our church is a place where people of all ages come to know Jesus Christ, grow in their faith and share Christ with the people God brings into their daily lives. I praise God for the many opportunities we have to serve Christ at Wayzata Free.

  • Dave Boyce


    I love the heart of Wayzata Free Church: serving our community in the name of Christ. From involvement in young men’s lives to serving our community or in times of crisis, to meeting people with their basic needs; in all these ways we can show Christ’s love.

  • Ben santelman


    We've called Wayzata Free our church community since 2006. I am passionate about our church being a place where individuals and families can grow in their understanding and application of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Marc Swiontkowski


    Wayzata Free Church has grown into a model multi-generational worship and service fellowship which provides us with abundant opportunities to exercise our gifts and grow spiritually.