Pastor Tom and Julie came to First Free of Boone, in July 2014.
Tom and Julie were married in 1986. They have three children: Sarah and Laura who live, study, and work in Minneapolis, and their son, Andy, who is a freshman at Boone High School.
Tom got his masters in biblical studies at Columbia International University, graduating in 1988. Tom and Julie served with the Torchbearers in Sweden, from 1988-1990.
Following this mission opportunity, Tom has pastored evangelical free churches in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, from 1990-2009.
In 2009, the Mason family moved to Vienna, Austria, to teach at the Vienna Christian School and pastor Grace Church Vienna, until summer 2014.
The Masons are delighted to be in Boone with the mission to help make disciples in the heartland!
Pastor Joey has been serving as youth pastor of the Boone E-Free church since 2012.
He is originally a Boone native though and has lived in Boone for over 30 years. After accepting Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the age of 27, Joey instantly felt God calling him into youth ministry. He then attended Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny to receive his degree in Biblical Studies.
Joey has a strong desire to teach and live the truth of the transforming power of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Andreá have been married since 2005 and have two energetic boys, Deakon and Axel. Pastor Joey enjoys watching movies, reading, and is always down for an epic Nerf gun war!!!
Gudula is originally from Germany, and moved to Boone in 1992. She has been working as an administrative secretary at First Evangelical Free Church of Boone since 2005, and also has been a member here for many years.
Gudula has a great passion for the Lord and for people. One of her favorite verses is John 3:16. She and husband Ken enjoy traveling and camping to appreciate the Lord's creation.
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