Jim Keena is the Lead Teaching Pastor. Jim and his wife Kim have been married for over 35 years. They have seven children and an ever-growing number of grandchildren. Jim’s responsibilities are primarily in the areas of pastoral ministry and biblical teaching for the church. His greatest joy is communicating God’s Word to God’s people and seeing the gospel transform people. He enjoys dates with Kim, hiking in Montana’s mountains, photography, and cheering for the MSU Bobcats and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dan Miller is the Discipleship Pastor. 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.
Paul Eyers is the Next Generation Pastor. Paul has a heart for making disciples out of the next generation. He has been married to his wife Josie since 2012, and they love doing ministry together. They have one young daughter, Arelia. Paul served in youth ministry for 6 years before coming here to E-Free, and desires to see the younger generation own and walk out their faith throughout their lives. Paul enjoys spending time with his family, playing on his custom computer, and watching the Packers.
John Graves is the Staff Team Leader and also serves as an Elder. John is passionate about personal growth and is currently discipling/ mentoring a number of men. John works at Montana State University in a master’s degree program for science educators, teaching online. He and his wife Susanna have five adult children and eight grandchildren. John loves living in the Bozeman area and can be found in the back country skiing, hiking, or biking…often with his grandson or other guys from the church.
Kirsten Stewart is the Worship Director. She leads a team of musicians passionate about worship through music, prayer and scripture. Kirsten’s passions include mentoring the next generation of worship leaders through internships both in-house at E-Free and through Montana State University, as well as discipling young people in their walk with the Lord. Kirsten and her husband, Tobin, have 3 kids–Elijah, Samuel, and Lydiana–and love any opportunity to be outdoors hiking, mountain biking, or skiing.
Paul Elias is the Assistant Worship Director. Originally from Billings, MT, Paul now lives in Bozeman after finishing school at MSU. Paul is responsible for the musical development of our church worship teams. His desire for our church is that every person that comes through our doors would be able to experience true, gospel-inspired worship. He loves music, sports, and the outdoors.
Aaron Canen is the Worship Technology Director. Aaron was married to his wife Mara in the Glendive church he grew up in, where his father served as pastor. He and Mara studied at Montana State University, where Aaron received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Technology. Aaron has a passion to see modern technology used in the church in a practical and effective way. He also works at the Belgrade Community Library as Technology Administrator.
Kyle Blackmore is the Technology Director. Kyle has been married to his lovely wife Winter since 2007. He has three wonderful children named Kaleb, Kasey, and Kaiya. During his downtime he loves to build and collect Lego… and spend time with his family.
Katie Sayre is the Interim Kid’s Ministries Director. Katie has worked in many different areas of ministry, including missions, women’s ministries, worship team, and kids’ ministry. She finds joy in sharing the Word with others and pointing people of all ages and stages to the matchless grace of Jesus. She has been married to her husband Jeremy for 18 years and they have five kids ages 5 to 14. They have lived in Bozeman and been part of E-Free for about 10 years.
Joshua Bartling is the Office Team Leader. Josh grew up in Bozeman and has been married to his beautiful wife Alyssa since 2017. He loves people and being able to serve those in the church body and reach out to others with the good news of Christ. He enjoys hunting, cooking, the outdoors, and spending time with friends.
Carol Dahlseide is the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Carol has been married to her husband Blaine for over 30 years. Since Blaine is a Bozeman native, it was an easy decision to return to Montana after living in Yemen and Saudi Arabia for 22 years. It was during this time in the Middle East that Carol and Blaine’s faith grew, and they found a calling in serving others through missions and fellowship. Carol and Blaine have been members at E-Free for two years and have two grown children–Alec and Katie. Carol enjoys the newfound freedom of living in the U.S. again, the outdoors, pickleball, and traveling.
Jill Bute is the Executive Director of Selah Early Learning Academy. Jill is passionate about seeing growth and learning take place in the lives of young children as they learn more about Jesus, themselves, others and our world. She enjoys building relationships with families and knows the importance of teamwork, not only with parents but also with teachers during this critical early learning stage. Jill and her husband Kevin and their two daughters Kylie and Isla enjoy skiing the cold smoke, camping in Glacier National Park, and traveling to see family.
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