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Gary Hylander

Senior Pastor

Office: 920.452.6520

God called Pam and me to the Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church in 1996, and we love it. We love the City of Sheboygan, and the privilege of leading leaders, but most of all, we love the people of this church.  While my work is full of positives, I would have to say my favorite responsibility is the weekly teaching the Word of God, verse-by-verse.

I am a graduate of Wheaton College (seems like a long time ago) and have earned an M. Div. and Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Pam has her MBA and has worked in the financial marketplace.

Pam and I have three amazing adult children: Kathryn, Joe and Ben, and we are blessed with a granddaughter.  You will often see us surrounded by family.

Most of my formative years were spent devoted to baseball and medicine.  I follow most sports a bit, but I follow baseball (and the Boston Red Sox) with passion.  I am also interested in current events and world politics, especially as it relates to Israel and the Middle East. 

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Bennett Anderson

Pastor of Worship & Young Adults

Office: 920.452.6520

Holly and I came to the Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church in early 2012. We’re privileged to minister to the young adult community in our church and in the Sheboygan area. We’re also grateful to work alongside many others in the worship-arts ministry of our church. In all things, we seek to point others to Christ and his good news for this world. We love helping people discover the Gospel: what it is, why it makes sense, and how it transforms our lives!

I graduated from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biblical studies. I’ve also done some coursework at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Holly and I have been given three children so far: two little guys and one little gal. We love our family, and we love sharing life with our church family.

I love cycling, reading, writing, coffee, and making music, but usually not all at the same time.

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Jon MacDonald

Pastor of Family Life/Discipleship

Office: 920.452.6520
Facebook: jon.macdonald5
Twitter: @jonnymac70

Nikki and I have been here at the Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church since 1997.  We love it here!  I started as Pastor of Student Ministries and served that role until 2011 when I transitioned to my current role as Pastor of Family Life/Discipleship.  Nikki and I have a passion to see families transformed by a growing devotion and obedience to God.  We love doing life together with this amazing church family!

I earned a degree in Bible from Pensacola Christian College in 1992, and a Master's degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2006.  Nikki and I served together at Fellowship Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio from 1992-1997.  

Nikki and I have three sons, Drew, Ryan and Lucas, and one daughter-in-law. Together, we know no greater privilege than loving each other, raising our sons and sharing life with the people of God.  

Nikki and I both run, we both LOVE the Milwaukee Brewers and we both like reading.  

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Aaron Brown

Pastor of Student Ministries

Office: 920.452.6520

Kirsten and I came to the Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church in the fall of 2015. We are excited to work together to build relationships with the youth of this community and to lead them to a more intimate relationship with Jesus! 

Kirsten grew up attending Sheboygan eFree but I, on the other hand, am new to the Sheboygan area. In fact, I'm new to the midwest! I grew up in Florida, graduated from the University of Mobile in Alabama with a degree in Worship Leadership, and met Kirsten in Texas while we were both working in camp ministry at Sky Ranch Christian camps.

We have a son named Levi born to us in the fall of 2015 and a daughter named Gracie born in the Spring of 2017. As a family we love camping, traveling, finding new favorite restaurants, and watching movies!


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