Elders and Staff


Elder Board

Jed Brown, Assoc. Pastor | jed@slcevfree.org

Harold Chen | haroldchen7@msn.com

Steve Clark, Senior Pastor | steve@slcevfree.org

Trent Hawes | trent.hawes@gmail.com

Charlie Huebner, Chair | charlie.huebner@strongaudigroup.com

Frank Mylar | mylar_law@me.com

Glenn Poret | glporet@hotmail.com

Bryant Strain | bryant@slcevfree.org


Pastors and Staff

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Steve Clark – Senior Pastor

steve@slcevfree.org  801-943-0091

Steve came to Salt Lake City from the Chicago area with his wife, Heidi, and their three daughters in the fall of 2005. EFree is his first full-time pastorate. His previous ministry service includes two years in various capacities at Evanston Bible Fellowship (Evanston, IL) and eight years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (Ann Arbor, MI; Evanston, IL; and overseas). Steve graduated from the University of Illinois and later earned his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is ordained by the Evangelical Free Church of America. In his free time he may be found learning patience and humility on the golf course, enjoying God’s creation in the mountains or painting military miniatures.

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– Associate Pastor

jed@slcevfree.org  801-943-0091

Our church called Jed as Associate Pastor in November 2010. He and his wife, Ann, and their three children came to us from Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Jed spent 13 years in banking and was an elder in an Evangelical Free Church there. Jed left banking to pursue ministry and God graciously provided the means and opportunity to attend seminary at Front Range Bible Institute where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. He enjoys running and cycling, a good conversation, and wrestling with his kids in their living room.

Bryant squareBryant Strain – Minister for Youth

bryant@slcevfree.org  801-943-0091

Bryant works primarily with the high school and middle school aged youth. He graduated from the University of Utah in 2011. Following graduation he worked in the business office of a medical clinic for just over 2 years before starting his internship with EFree. Bryant met his wife, Christina, through involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ and they were married in the summer of 2012. He enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, physical activity and eating out for breakfast.

Nathan 428x428Nathan Hope – Minister of Music

nathan@slcevfree.org  801-942-8811 x305

Originally from the Austin, TX area, Nathan Hope has lived in Utah since the summer of 2004 and has been on staff with EFC since 2007. He holds a bachelor's degree in music education and master's degree in secondary education through Liberty University. Nathan also teaches music and Bible at Intermountain Christian School. His wife Heather, originally from Rochester, NY, is active with the worship team and works full time caring for their five children.

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oret – Administrative Secretary

yolonda@slcevfree.org  801-943-0091

Yolonda was born and raised in southern California where she met and married Glenn. They have lived in Utah since 1979. Yolonda loves the ministry of serving in the church office. Playing golf, traveling and reading are some of her favorite hobbies.





Tina 3Tina Renaud - Children's Minisry DirectorTina@slcevfree.org  801-943-0091

Tina was born and raised in Iowa but moved south after marrying her high school sweetheart, Brian. The Renauds lived in Texas for 25 years where God blessed them with three children.  Tina loves sharing God’s love with children.  She has been actively involved in ministries to children and young families for many years.  Tina and her family moved to Utah in 2015.  Spending time with family & friends, hiking and baking are some of Tina’s favorite hobbies.