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.


Randy Alexander (Treasurer)

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 (Secretary)

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.

Ken Kompelien

Ken grew up attending an Evangelical Free Church in northern Minnesota and came to know the Lord while in Vacation Bible School at the age of five. Ken has attended Faith Church in Wahpeton, ND since 1997 with his wife Jan, and their three (now adult) children. Ken has served as a youth group leader, Sunday school teacher and worship leader. He has been one of the Faith Church Elders since 2008 and has served as church chairman since 2013. Ken works as academic dean for the North Dakota State College of Science. He loves his family, sports (especially the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, and UND hockey) and fishing and spending time at the lake.