Our Board of Directors

Mike Honl (2nd Term) 

Mike is the pastor at Rose Hill EFC in Langford, SD.

He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity

School and, before that, North Dakota State University.

Mike and his wife, Becca, are proud Bison living in

Jackrabbit country. They have been at Rose Hill for four years and have two little girls, Lydia and Nora. Mike is a passionate baseball fan, and in his spare time enjoys running.

Mike Lundberg

Mike joined the staff at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Rugby, ND, in January 2018. He is from the Bemidji, MN area and attended NDSU and Western Seminary. He is married to Jodi and they have four children. Mike loves to hunt, camp, fish, ride ATV’s and snowmobiles. Having been a church planter, Mike desires to see the district start new churches.


Randy Alexander

Randy is retired from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. He and his wife Raylene have been active members of GracePoint Church for over 30 years; they have two adult daughters and five grandchildren. Randy currently serves as Awana Ministry Director, Greeter Ministry Director, and Small Group Leader. He enjoys planting trees, predator hunting, bowhunting, and spending time with grandchildren. Randy is passionate about serving and mentoring.

Steven Meckle

Steven Meckle has been the pastor at Mott Evangelical Community Church since August 2017.  He studied at Grace University and has received a Bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry as well as a Master’s degree in Christian ministry with an emphasis in rural church ministry.  Steven has been married to his wife Kayleen for 6 years and they have a 3-year-old son, Caleb.  Steven has a passion for rural communities and rural churches and loves to see them come together to strengthen each other.

Andy Veith

Andy is the Senior Pastor at Bethel Church in Fargo, ND. He is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and a graduate of Upper Iowa University and Faith Theological Seminary. He is married to his high school sweetheart and best friend, Loree. They have four children, Brandyn, Bryanna, Mikayla and Jaryd. They have been at Bethel for 8 months and are returning a second time, after serving as the youth pastor from 1996-2000. Andy enjoys golfing and watching sports and going to movies.

Mel Nelson (Chairman)

Mel is President and CEO of Executive Management Systems, Inc. Married to Cia, they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. An NDSU graduate, he was a special student at TEDS for two quarters before being called back into business. They attend Salem Evangelical Free Church in Moorhead, MN and have deep ties to Faith (in Grand Forks), Bethel (in Fargo) and Eagle Valley (in Christine).

Tyrena Hallett

Tyrena is married to Jonathon Hallett the pastor of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Beulah ND. At church, Tyrena teaches a ladies bible study and worked to start a Celebrate Recovery Ministry. Tyrena enjoys spending her free time crocheting and embroidering gifts for her church and family.