Elder Council

Woodmen Elder Council

Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus." (I Tim. 3:13)

Mike Byron

Mike and Angelina (and their three kids: Carter, Adia and Ethan) have attended Woodmen as a family since 2006. During their time here they’ve had the chance to be involved in Children’s ministry, A.C.T.S., Switch 56, the Finance Committee, as well as leading some small groups over the years. Part of their family ministry passions are directed at helping families connect within the Woodmen community, and then growing deeper in faith through study of God’s word. Mike works at David C Cook. In their spare time as a family they enjoy yard games, s’mores by the fire pit and getting outdoors.

Brian Flynn

Brian and his wife Stephanie have been members of Woodmen Valley Chapel since 2001. They have two children, Abbie and Jackson, who love being a part of Woodmens’ Student Ministries program. Having been to Russia, Swaziland, South Africa and Guatemala several times, Brian and Stephanie have a passion for global missions and serving orphan children around the globe.  No matter the culture or country, kids are kids and need to be loved without condition. Brian has also served in WVC's Student Ministries and has had the privilege to be with “his guys" from 6th grade through high school graduation and he now enjoys traveling to visit them in their college settings.

Brian is the managing partner at Flynn Accounting, LLC. He is an avid hobbyist including, racing cars, restoring and collecting cars, playing golf and long rides on his Harley.

Kevin Healy

Kevin has been a member of the Elder Council since 2001.

Kevin and his wife Dawn have one son, Noah. They have been active members of the Woodmen family since 1987. He has served Woodmen Valley in the past as an Awana leader, Small Group leader, Sunday School teacher and Finance Committee moderator. Kevin works as a Design Engineer for Intel Corporation.

Kevin's ministry passions include developing a deeper amazement of God's grace through the study and teaching of His Word and integrating the next generation into the life and leadership of the church.

David Helmer

David and his wife Sherry have been actively involved at Woodmen Valley since 1983. David has served as an Elder since 1987 (several different 3-year terms). He also served on WVC founding Pastor Bill Dodder's Spiritual Advisory Committee which was the predecessor to the Elder Council. David has served as an elder under all four WVC pastors.

David works at Atmel Corporation in the role of Manager of Environmental, Health and Safety. His ministry passions include missions and teaching adults. Over the years David has served on several WVC missions committees and he has taught several different adult Bible classes as well. David and Sherry have been involved at the Woodmen Heights campus since the first Sunday the Liberty Community opened its doors. David serves on the Hospital Visitation Team and attends the Men's Bible Study at Woodmen Heights.

David and Sherry have three children, all who grew up at WVC; Ryan and wife, Stephanie live in Houston, TX, Rachel and husband Ben D'Ardenne live in Waco, TX, after graduating from Baylor University. Regan is a senior, mining engineering major at Missouri Science Technology University in Rolla, Missouri.

David and Sherry have been blessed with two granddaughters.

Duane Jensen

Duane and his wife Linda have attended Woodmen since 1999 and have been members since 2004. Duane is active in Men’s Ministry leadership and shares his passion for deep heart/deep soul spiritual growth with the men. He is one of the Rockrimmon Refuge West group and ATM leaders.

Duane is a retired Colorado Springs business owner and is an avid reader and passionate golfer.

Carl Lane

Carl and his wife, Ann, have been at Woodmen since 1995. They have one son, Chris and 3 grandchildren living here. Carl has served on the Elder Council since 2000 and also serves on WVC's Finance Committee. In 1993, Carl retired from management with Halliburton Company.

His ministry passions include hospitality and helping people grow in their walk with Christ. Carl's involvement at Woodmen also includes leading a Small Group, assisting with Baby Dedications and greeting at Woodmen Heights.

Josh Lindstrom

Josh is a gifted teacher and trusted shepherd with an 18 year track record of faithful and engaging church leadership. He comes to Woodmen after completing 10 years of fruitful ministry at Salem Chapel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The Lindstrom family has responded to what we all believe is the clear call of God on their lives to join the Woodmen team. Josh’s heart for ministry is the bold proclamation of God’s Word – emphasizing the truth of Scripture and its practical application. His skill and visionary experience in leading people to conform their lives to the life of Christ will help us continue to become the church God desires for Woodmen to be.

John Mulder

John and his wife Lynn have been active at Woodmen Valley Chapel since moving to Colorado Springs in 2001. John has served as an Elder since 2012 and currently serves as moderator.

John and Lynn have three adult children and one grandchild.  Together they have served as greeters and volunteers for A.C.T.S. Ministry. John has served on the Finance Committee, Center for Strategic Ministry and Impact Ministries Advisory Team. John is President of WaterStone, formerly Christian Community Foundation.

His ministry passions include small groups and Community and Global Impact. He travels to Kenya frequently and serves on a Board of a Kenya based mission 

Randy Scott

Randy and his wife BJ have been actively involved at Woodmen Valley Chapel since moving to Colorado Springs in 1995. Randy joined the Elder Council in 2008 and also serves on the board of the Center for Strategic Ministry (CSM) as Chairman and is actively involved in both Men’s and Community Impact Ministries. 

Randy is semi-retired but very active in the community through his consulting business where he works with nonprofits, businesses and ministry organizations. Randy loves reading, golf and motorcycles.

Randy and his wife BJ have two sons; Derek and his wife Katie, and their two daughters, Ellie and Sydney, live in Oklahoma City, OK; Kirk and his wife Debbee, and their four sons, Aidan, Brogan, Cashton and Daxson, live in Indio, CA.

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