Deacons love to walk alongside others in working through justice and mercy situations and questions in our daily life. In our church, deacons are called by God to teach us to ‘be merciful, engage in faithful stewardship of our gifts (time, talents and money), be compassionate, and be critics of waste, injustice and selfishness in our society and be sensitive counselors to the victims of such evils.’
We have four deacons at Crestview Church who seek to champion these things for our faith community: Karen Eifler, Pam Vanden Berg, Rachel Fowler and Erik Erickson.
To contact any of the deacons, email us here at the Crestview office and indicate deacon in the subject line.
Crestview Church Ministry of Hospitality
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My name is Karen Eifler and I am a deacon at Crestview Church. I grew up in the Lutheran church and gave my life to Christ when I was twelve years old. I began attending Crestview in 2013 because I fell in love with the small, welcoming community that we worship in.
Personally, I am 61 years old, married to Chris and living in the foothills above Boulder with two big, beautiful dogs. I have two grown children and three granddaughters that attend Crestview with me every Sunday. They are such a joy to me!
Rachel has attended Crestview since 2017, drawn in by the welcoming community and authentic Bible-based teaching. In addition to serving the community as a deacon, she also enjoys playing on the worship team with voice and harp. Rachel works in the health food industry, and in her spare time, loves to explore the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Pam (Mellskog) Vanden Berg
Pam started attending Crestview Church in July 2000 and soon began earning a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder while working as a staff reporter at the Longmont Times-Call newspaper.
She met her future husband in the church library when the GPS engineer volunteered to co-lead the middle school youth group with her in 2001. The two married in August 2003 and continued supporting youth ministry as volunteer leaders and teaching Sunday School for middle school-age kids until the pandemic hit in March 2020.
Since joining the church, Pam has enjoyed chiming in on Crestview’s worship team rotation as a harmonizing vocalist. She counts one of the best blessings of her life every time she hears the congregation worshipping God through music!
Pam first served as a deacon on the Crestview council in 2008 and 2009 and started another term as deacon this summer.
Though now mostly a stay-at-home mom, she still writes about family life and all sorts of other lifestyle topics in her Mommy Musings column for the Times-Call. Fun fact! Last summer she trained lifeguards and helped coordinate an American Red Cross swimming lesson program in her hometown, Galena, Ill.
Pam lives in Erie with husband, David Vanden Berg, and their three sons: Carl, 15; Andy, 13, and Ray, 11.
Eric moved to Boulder shortly after college, graduated at CU, and started attending Crestview in the spring of 1994. The only church he has been a member of in his adult life. He played rec softball at Crestview for nine years and served as a deacon on two occasions. He enjoys all the outdoor stuff and coaches youth baseball when the opportunity arises.