Meet Our Board Members

Below are our board members, aka deacons and deaconesses. 

Marty Kangas

I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Diane for 18 years. We have two children. Ryan is our 18 year old son. Abigail is our 16 year old daughter. Our family enjoys a variety of outdoor recreation.
Serving our Lord is one of our favorite ways to worship Him!


1 Peter 3:7 carries a solid message for all of us men!

Brad Elness

I met the Lord at 17 years old. Life has been full of ups and downs but God has always been faithful, even when I haven't. I have three wonderful children and a beautiful wife of 40+ years, as well a wonderful church family. I was born in Minnesota and grew up in Southern California. Disneyland and Disney World are my favorite places to visit. I look forward to many more years of serving God and His church. May God richly bless each one of you - stay faithful, He always is. 

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.                                                                      -John 1:1-4 

Susan Hart

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. Family is an important to me. I enjoy gardening, reading and home projects.


My husband, Robert, and I retired to northern Wisconsin in 2003. I grew up here and attended Duluth Gospel Tabernacle. We raised our 3 children in Bloomington, MN and attended the Bloomington A/G Church for 31 years. We have been attending the Hawthorne A/G Church about 13 years.  

My relationship with Jesus Christ is important, He has been faithful.


We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.                                                                         - Hebrews 6:19 (NIV)

Jonathan Rairdon

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