Board of Elders

The Board of Elders is primarily responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church and are recognized by the congregation to act in this capacity. These men serve as the elders for E-Free Church.

Tobin Stewart has been active at E-Free Church with his wife Kirsten since 2013. Originally from Billings, Tobin and his family returned to Montana for his position in the MSU School of Music leading the Symphony Orchestra and teaching courses, primarily in music education. Tobin serves alongside Kirsten on the worship team, teaches middle school Sunday Class, and enjoys discipling college students. Tobin loves to enjoy God’s beautiful MT creation by skiing, hiking, and biking with Kirsten and his kids, Elijah, Samuel, and Lydiana.

John Graves

John Graves has been an elder at EFCB since 2015 and has been attending E-Free for nearly 35 years, serving in numerous roles. He is currently the Team Leader for the E-Free Staff. He is passionate about personal growth and is currently discipling/mentoring a number of men. John works at Montana StateUniversity in a master’s degree program for science educators. He and his wife Susanna have 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren. John loves living in the Bozeman area and can be found in the backcountry skiing, hiking, or biking…often with his grandson or other guys from church.

Jim Loessberg

Jim Loessberg has a Financial Planning Firm located in Bozeman and carries that work into his ministry at E-Free as a member of the Finance Team and board member of Selah ministries. His hope and prayer is to see people in good and bad times see real and continued transformation in Christ and then to see it passed on and on and on…. He is a little nuts about anything outdoors (except golf) and enjoys diving, riding his horses, hunting, fishing, camping, and hanging out by the fire pit with friends. Jim is married to his Minnesota-turned-Montana bride, Irene.

Jeremy Sayre

Jeremy Sayre and his wife Katie started attending E-Free Church shortly after moving to Bozeman in 2008.  He then opened his orthodontic practice in 2009.  Jeremy has worked with Cru and worked in campus ministry in Siberia.  Jeremy and Katie have been married almost 16 years and have 5 children.  Throughout their marriage they have enjoyed working in various ministries in the churches and communities they’ve been involved in including discipleship, missions, and Children’s Ministries.  Jeremy loves the outdoors, including hiking, hunting, and anything to do with animals.

After having his life transformed by Christ in college, Matt Kirby joined staff with Cru, married his best friend (MeeHee), and started attending E-Free Church in 2008. Matt is greatly outnumbered in his house by his wife MeeHee and 3 wonderful daughters. As the Team Leader for Cru at MSU, Matt leads the staff team in winning students to Christ, building them up in their faith, and sending students out as graduates who go with a passion to reach the world for Christ wherever the Lord sends them. He works specifically with MSU athletes and coaches with Cru’s athlete ministry Athletes In Action. Matt loves helping students grow in their love of God through the word, prayer, and worship. He loves good coffee, unhealthy breakfasts, staying active, fly fishing, hunting, camping, and really anything active with people to work off those unhealthy breakfasts.

Darren Carlson

Darren has been at E-Free since January 2021. Darren is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International, a ministry that provides theological training to underserved and undertrained areas around the world. He is the Executive Producer and creator of Jesus in Athens, a movie telling the story of the work of God in midst of a refugee crisis in Athens. He is an above average fly fisherman, an average hunter, and a terrible golfer. He enjoys coaching basketball and baseball. He writes on occasion for The Gospel Coalition and Desiring God Ministries. He and his wife Amy have 5 children.

Lead Pastor

Dan Miller is the Discipleship Pastor and an Elder.  His life has been significantly impacted by a number of men who have invested themselves in his life over the years. Because of these experiences, Dan is passionate about helping others become biblical disciple makers. He has been married to his best friend Cora for over 30 years and they have two adult children who are married. Dan enjoys a variety of outdoor adventures: hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing, fly-fishing, hunting, and competitive shooting.

Discipleship Pastor