Our Leadership and Staff

Our pastors and church leadership are responsible, under Jesus and God’s Word, for the stewardship of the church.

We are dedicated to the mission of multiplying committed followers of Jesus Christ, both locally and globally.  As you scroll through the pictures below, note that Elders and Deacons are responsible to oversee the major ministries of the church.  Elders and Deacons serve three-year terms. 


Dr. Gary Hylander

Senior Pastor

Office (920) 452-6520

Dr. Gary Hylander has been the senior pastor of Sheboygan eFree Church since 1996.  A graduate of Wheaton College and Trinity International University, Gary also attended Northwestern University's School of Medicine.  Prior to his position as our senior pastor, Gary served as a church planter and later senior pastor of congregations in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, where he also had a radio program.

Gary's wife, Pamela, has an MBA and serves as comptroller of a regional tech firm.  Together they have three grown and married children and three grandchildren.

Jon MacDonald

Pastor of Family Life and Discipleship

Office (920) 452-6520

God called Nikki and me to Sheboygan eFree Church in 1997.  We are both Sheboygan natives, with a family history in Sheboygan County (for both of us) going as far back as pre-Civil War.  I served as Pastor of Student Ministries until 2011 when I transitioned to my current role, Pastor of Family Life and Discipleship. We love to see people turn to Jesus and learn what it means to submit to Him and love Him as Lord.

I graduated from Pensacola Christian College (1992), and have subsequently earned a Master of Arts from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2006) and a Master of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary (2020). I am so thankful for God's grace and the undying support of Nikki, who helped me through some hard but good years. If you are working through online education, give me (or Nikki) a shout.  We'd love to share stories!   

We have three adult sons, Drew (Gwen), Ryan (Esther), and Luke, two grandsons, and one granddaughter, for whom we praise God! Stop Nikki or me anytime and we will whip out the pictures. All the pictures!  

Nikki and I love to walk and do some traveling. My hobbies include running (10+ marathons), personal finances, and the Milwaukee Brewers. I was 12 when the Brewers went to the World Series in 1982, and believe that I will see them win it all in my lifetime. But most of all, we want to see Jesus formed in us and you. If we can help in any way, we're here for you! 

Aaron Brown

Pastor of Contemporary Worship and Technology

Office (920) 452-6520

I have had the privilege of serving on the pastoral staff at Sheboygan eFree Church since the fall of 2015. My first four years here were spent as Pastor of Student Ministries, and I began my role as Pastor of Contemporary Worship and Technology in 2019. My wife Kirsten and I have four wonderful, energetic children - Levi, Gracie, Calvin and Janie. Kirsten and I met while serving on staff at Sky Ranch Christian Camps in Van, Texas. Prior to serving in camp ministry at Sky Ranch, I received my Bachelor of Science in Worship Leadership from University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. 

As Worship Pastor, my desire is that our corporate worship experience be transformative in the "everyday stuff" of life; to stir us to love God and receive His great love for us, and in return love one another (Hebrews 10:24). I long for our church family to engage in worship with their whole self - mind and heart. 

If you catch us outside of church you’ll likely find us taking family walks or bike rides. Outside of hanging with our crazy kids, Pastor Robert has gotten me exercising consistently for the first time in my life through strength training, and Kirsten runs a thriving photography business. We both share a strong love for Stone Creek Coffee, and would love to have you over to share a freshly brewed Chemex pourover anytime!

Robert Lee

Pastor of Student Ministries

Office (920) 452-6520

In His grace, God brought our family to Sheboygan eFree Church just before the beginning of a new year in December 2019. God has planted a burning passion and resolve in both Tiffany and me to labor alongside the body of Christ in making disciples of Jesus Christ, most especially among the youth. 

We both hail from Joliet, a city of around 150,000 located about 45 miles south of Chicago. Married in 2013, we stayed in the area until 2015, when we packed up and moved to Chicago to attend Moody Bible Institute. While at Moody, I majored in biblical languages. 

We have three sons: Levi, Theodore, and Peter, all born within three years of each other (pray for us!). Our major hobbies include playing with the boys, reading, barbell training, and spending time with people.

Jacob Glewen

Pastor of Kids Ministries

Office (920) 452-6520

God called me to Sheboygan Efree Church in June 2023 to take the new Pastor of Kids Ministries position. He has given me the desire to see kids grow in knowledge and understanding of God and his word. What a joy it is to watch young children and families transformed by the love of Christ.

I grew up in Sheboygan and the eFree Church. Following high school graduation, I moved to Liberty University in Virginia, receiving a degree in Biblical Studies and minors in Biblical Greek and Biblical languages. After college graduation, I spent some time in Memphis, Tennessee, but am excited and grateful to once again call Sheboygan "home."

When not working, I love to run. I've completed several half marathons, an ultra-marathon, and a triathlon. I also enjoy biking, reading, water sports, and spending time with people. I love watching a movie or eating out, especially for pizza or Taco Bell!


Elders are spiritual leaders within our church, serving as lay pastors and working alongside pastoral staff in the shepherding of our congregation in Word and prayer. 

The Elder Board assures priorities and actions to provide God-honoring teaching, fellowship, prayer, worship, evangelism, and discipleship.  The board also casts the vision for the church which encompasses its purpose, priorities, plans, and programs.

Dr. Gary Hylander

Senior Pastor

Jeff Nack

Elder Board Chairman

Dale Vinson

Elder Board Vice Chairman

Bryan Lewis

Life Groups

Dr. Jeff Lynds

Faith Community Nursing
Prayer Ministry

Travis Ruta

Master Plan Team

Michael Vaszily

Student Ministries
Kids Ministries


Deacons are responsible for managing finance, facility, and administrative matters, as well as ensuring that the personal needs of God's people are met.

The Deacon Board ensures wise biblical stewardship of the church budget, oversees improvements, enhancements, and maintenance of the church facility, and represents the church as trustees in legal transactions.

Gary Hylander

Senior Pastor

Dean Becker

Board Chairman
Finance Team

Paul Baalke

Board Vice Chairman

Larry Brahan


Eric Glewen

Master Plan Chair

David Goldmann

Personal Finance

Doug Rice


Jeremy Sandee


Dale Stecker

Auto Repair


Kristie Ahlborg

Faith Community Nursing Coordinator

Kim Buhr

Communications & Design Coordinator

Mary Dulmes

Worship Coordinator

Steve Ertel

Facility Overseer

Bethany Hegle

Secretary and Receptionist

Nikki MacDonald

Hospitality Coordinator

Cora Mason

Kids Ministry Coordinator

Kay Runge

Secretary and Receptionist

Ann Tuneberg


Sarah Vincent

Digital Media Coordinator