Elders

Clay Conner, Secretary – Bio coming soon!

cconner@camelbackbible.com


Dave Delnoce, Vice Chairman

ddelnoce@camelbackbible.com

I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, the youngest of 7, moving to Arizona at the age of 16 in 1977 and graduating from Scottsdale High in 1979. While in high school, my sister Ruthie shared the Gospel with me on many occasions. Jesus became real, my sins were forgiven, and my life changed forever! Sue and I met in 1980 and were married at Church of The Redeemer in Mesa in 1983. I started my career in insurance in 1983 and am still in the business today. We have been at Camelback Bible Church since 1989, raising three kids with our lives intertwining with so many folks here. We are so thankful for faithfulness of those that have ministered to us and the meaningful friendships we have developed over the years.  Sue and I have been involved in many ways at CBC, leading and participating in small groups, short term missions, teaching LOGOS, and helping with the high school and college ministries.


Kirk Huizenga – Chairman

khuizenga@camelbackbible.com

I was born and raised in western Michigan. Subsequently, I  lived in California where I worked for a Christian wilderness program (and married my wife, Laura in 1991). We moved to Minnesota where I completed a M.S. in Educational Leadership and taught in the public school system. After 11 years of teaching, I pastored at an Evangelical Free Church in St. Paul for a number of years. In 2011, Laura and I, and our two children, Tobin and Ian, moved to Phoenix so I could complete my M.Div. at Phoenix Seminary. We started attending CBC in the beginning of 2012.

Currently, I teach at Grand Canyon University in the College of Theology and Laura is a music teacher at Joy Christian School in Glendale.


Milligan, JohnJohn Milligan

jmilligan@camelbackbible.com

I grew up in Indiana in a church attending family, and came to receive Jesus as my personal Savior through the testimony of my older brother, just as I was entering high school.  In college, I met my wife Connie through a Christian ministry on campus (some neat God provisions involved!), and we married after my first year in medical school.  Even during my residency, we began teaching children, back then 1-2 year olds.  We moved to Phoenix to start my practice in 1984, and worshipped and served at Scottsdale Bible and then their church plant in south Scottsdale, teaching children and serving on the elder board.  We first came to Camelback on Easter Sunday 7 years ago, and we began teaching 1st-3rd graders, and now teach 4th-6th graders.  CBC kids are amazing and a blessing to work with!  We have been long term members of the Savale’s community group, a real blessing to walk with Christ along with these friends.  We both have been long term participants in Bible Study Fellowship.  Connie has been a group leader for years, and I was able to serve in this capacity this past year.

God has used sermons, books, conferences and retreats, community groups, BSF, marriage and parenting to mature me in Christ.  I still remember Pastor Tim’s sermon on how spiritual growth occurs, as we behold God and His glory, and are then transformed from one degree of glory to another (incrementally) II Corinthians 3:18; yes, thankfully, it’s a process.

As I’ve seen God work in my life and those around me, and have learned in the Bible what God has done and said, these words hold special value-



Mark Ortman

mortman@camelbackbible.com

My wife, Ashley, and I have attended CBC since 2005 when we returned home to Phoenix after graduating from Wheaton College, and living in Chiapas, Mexico. We were married while in college and have had the privilege of growing and discipling our 5 children together. As a family, we enjoy almost every type of sports, educational, and musical activity known to mankind. I work in the real estate development industry and am involved with various local, national, and international non-profit and ministry organizations. I am grateful to serve as an elder at CBC and am excited to see what the Lord will do in the years ahead in and through the body at Camelback Bible.


Nate Perkins

nperkins@camelbackbible.com

My wife, Amanda, and I have been married for 12 years and have three kids of our own and regularly have a fourth through the foster care system. Amanda grew up at CBC and I have attended since meeting Amanda in college in 2003. I work in software engineering and Amanda works part time as an interior designer and also volunteers at our kids’ school. Outside of work, church, and school we find ourselves mostly in the pool or at kids sporting events. We have both benefited deeply from participation in various ministries as well as the spiritual mentorship and friendship of the pastors and elders of CBC over the years.  We are humbled but honored to be able to carry forward that rich tradition of shepherding on behalf of this community that in so many ways is like family!


J.R. Sloan

jsloan@camelbackbible.com

I started attending Camelback Bible Church in 1975 when my parents moved us to Phoenix so that my dad could join his father in business. I essentially grew up at Camelback and have been blessed by its ministries, pastors, and staff throughout my youth and adult life. I met my wife Terri here though our families had known each other for years. Both our fathers have served as Elders at the church.  Terri and I are happily the beneficiaries of the faithfulness of our parents and the loving body of Christ at Camelback.  It is through our families and church body that we were brought to a saving faith in Jesus Christ and have grown in our love for Him.

We have been blessed with four children – Samantha, Carly, John, and Andrea.  God has also graciously provided a wonderful and loving husband for Carly in Nate Dodd. They were married in 2014 and they recently had our first grandchild, Calvin.

I have spent most of my career in the technology and software industries.  I am currently employed at the State of Arizona where I am part of an IT leadership team.

Over the years at Camelback I have been involved in a variety of ministries including children, youth, adults, small groups, and missions.