Elders

At Wenatchee Valley Baptist Church we believe God calls and raises up elders to lead the church. An elder is one of a plurality of biblically qualified men who jointly shepherd and oversee the local church body. While all levels of leadership are very important, our elders will always be relied upon to be heard first as they teach the Word of God. Our elders serve as managers and caretakers of the church. As overseers of the flock, they will lead in determining church policy, care for the spiritual condition of the church, ordain other leaders, teach, encourage, and serve the people of the church. As shepherds they will rely completely upon the Bible for their direction, and they will set an example for all in living full, rich, meaningful lives in close personal relationship with the Lord. Please feel free to contact any of our elders with questions, needs, or concerns. They are eager to minister to you in any way they can.

  • Dave Hunter, Senior Pastor

    I was born in the mountains of Kentucky and moved to the Northwest in 1969, the same year I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. I am married to the love of my life, Bonnie. We joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in 1984 and served for 24 years in Utah, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and in Siberia, Russia. My interests include fly-fishing, and catching trout, salmon, and steelhead. I am a football fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, and my alma mater Boise State University. I love the Lord and I love the ministry, serving as a pastor in Alaska and Washington. Besides being pastor and elder here at WVBC, I teach a small group Bible Study on Sunday evenings. I am totally committed to fulfilling “The Great Commission” as described in Matthew 28:18-20. My favorite book in the Bible is Romans. I love Bible Archeology and Apologetics and cannot wait until I see Jesus face to face!

  • Scott Bolander, Associate Pastor

    As far back as I can remember, I’ve had the example of loving and serving the church set before me. As a young teenager I owned this example and way of life as my own, taking opportunities to serve because I loved Jesus and His church. I attended Grand Canyon College in Phoenix, Arizona and earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. I earned my Master of Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. After graduating from Seminary, I served churches in Texas, California, Arizona and Washington. I’m thankful that the Lord is allowing me to serve Him and His people here at WVBC as Associate Pastor, with my primary role in worship.  My wife, Penny and I have been married for 25 years. Some of our great joys and hobbies in life are (in this new order…)

    • Grandparenting (thank you, Charis and Max!)

    • Anything family – games, food, music, holiday events, etc.

    • Gardening

  • Dennis Dean

    I have been married to my wife, Peggy, for eighteen years. We have one son, Michael, and a daughter, Michelle. Peggy and I have been members of WVBC for 14 years. Currently I serve on the Worship Team and teach the CoEd Youth Sunday School class.  I continually look for ways to share the Good News of Jesus Christ when presented with “Divine Appointments.” I traveled to Israel several years ago. My hobbies include fishing, hunting, woodworking, and gardening.

  • Morgan Lawson

    I was born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest and have been married to my beautiful bride Sheralinn since December of 2005. We have four wonderful children, three girls and a boy.  The Lord brought us to Wenatchee when I received a job with the Forest Service.  He led us to WVBC very shortly after and has opened doors for us both to serve Him through the church. Previously we had spent 7 years in northern Nevada for my job as a Range Management Specialist. In addition to being a husband and daddy, I have a wide variety of interests including: fishing, hiking and various kinds of foot races.  Anything that puts me in God’s great creation!

  • Dan Van Polen

    I was raised in Mount Vernon, WA and lived in Sandpoint, Idaho before moving to Wenatchee in 2005. My wife Cheryl and I were married in 1985. We have 3 adult children and 1 grandchild. My hobbies include hiking and mountain biking and I love the Lord with all my heart. Wenatchee Valley Baptist Church is a warm and loving place to worship and the people here are genuine and together we are searching for God's truths and purpose in life.