Eric Twietmeyer, Pastor

An avid Cubs fan, Eric hails from the SW Suburbs of Chicago.  He holds an B.A. in Communications from Taylor University and an M.Div. from Moody Theological Seminary.  Prior to First Free, Eric served churches in Minneapolis and the Chicago area. If he has a free day, you can catch him out biking the many biking trails around Cedar Falls or reading.  He is married to Erica, a native Cedar Fallsian, and together they have 2 children, Micah and Selah. Contact: [email protected]

Dave Barnes, Elder

I serve as an Elder in this Body and am responsible for publishing the weekly prayer letter.  I live in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with my wife Kathie.  We have 5 adult daughters and 18 grandchildren.  I am retired from the broadcasting industry.

Lyle Stout, Elder

Lyle also serves as adult Sunday School teacher. He is married and has two children. He is retired and lives in rural Black Hawk County. He has a BS in English from ISU. His varied career has included sheet metal mechanic, ESL teacher, salesman and engineer. In retirement some of his

Bob Waschek, Elder
Bob came to faith in Christ after hearing the Gospel from Lynn Nielsen. He and his wife Cindy were married in 1976. They have 3 daughters.  For the last nearly forty years He was a pastor with the EFCA and retired in the middle of 2020. Since then, Bob and Cindy have been coming to First Free.

hobbies are gardening and tending his orchard.

Erik Crandall, Deacon

Erik has been a self-employed Tool & Die, Special Machine Designer since 1991. He has a wonderful wife, DeeAnn, and two children, Mary and Thor, from a previous marriage.

Jim Burmeister, Deacon  

Jim has served in the US Military and served for many years at the Omega Cabinetry Company.  He is married and has three children.

Daniel Reynolds, Deacon

Dan holds a major is Spanish and a minor in Music Performance (Piano). He regularly serves the body and the Lord through musical contributions.

Lloyd Peterson, Treasurer

Lloyd is a retired mathematics teacher and a retired charter/tour bus driver, and currently drives school bus. He received both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD. He and his wife Karen have three adult children and eight grandchildren. Karen is a Sunday School teacher and pianist. For many years He has also served as the treasurer of our church. They feel very blessed to be part of a church where God’s word is believed and taught.