Who We Are


Lead Pastor

Aaron & Marianne Carlberg

Aaron is Element's Lead Teaching Pastor/Elder. He does the majority of the teaching and sets the vision and focus for Element (under the direction of Jesus our Head Shepherd).

Favorite Movies: Anything in space or on earth with bad guys dying, good guys winning, women being rescued, men taking responsibility, and something exploding. (This means I hate the college frat guy movies where men are encouraged to be little boys and never grow up)...but I also love Lilo and Stitch (because he wants a family).
Favorite TV Shows: 24, BSG, Fringe, House, Farscape, SGU, Dr. Who, Bleach (in Japanese), really anything scifi...
Favorite Books: Anything by John Piper, Douglas Wilson, Wayne Grudem, Robert Jordan, or Mark Driscoll. I like John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, CS Lewis, theology books, and anything that makes me think.
Favorite Music: Future of Forestry, DCB, Breaking Bejamin, Sick Puppies...Rock (but not Butt Rock).
Favorite Dessert: Cookies and Chocolate (Marianne likes Potato Chips more than cookies).

Pastor of Equipping and Discipleship

Eric & Terri Djafroodi

Eric is Element's Elder that oversees discipleship. Eric keeps everyone on task when they run to far a-field with crazy ideas. He usually says, "what about discipleship" and everyone else says "oh ya."

Favorite Movies: The Bourne Supremacy, An American President
Favorite TV Shows: American Idol, Glee, Big Bang Theory
Favorite Books: The Divine Conspiracy, If you want to walk on water, you've got to get out of the boat
Favorite Music: Acoustic Guitar &  Blue-eyed soul
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake with any kind of berries
Favorite word or phrase: For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.

Elder of Member Care

Jonathan & Jennifer Whittaker

Jonathan oversees areas of member care that include men's ministry, women's ministry, and deacons. He also likes to make goofy one off T-shirts on the side so that any crazy thing that pops into his mind, he can then turn into a logo.

Minister to Children & Families

Christie & Erik Marangi

Christie runs our Children's ministry. Erik is just plain cool...plus he owns a gun so I would say that anyway.

Favorite Movies: Comedies ( I have enough drama in my life!  )
Favorite TV Shows: American Idol, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters (totally shocking, I know! it's a secret vice! but not anymore).
Favorite Books: Leadership, historical fiction
Favorite Music: I'm okay with just about anything.  I like a powerful voice, and meaningful lyrics
Favorite Dessert: Poke and Pour Cake....easiest dessert ever
Favorite word or phrase: "you are harshing my dream mellow"


Director of Student Ministries

James and Hailey Fairfield

James oversees Element's Youth Ministry. James is bit crazy and likes little Asian cars that drift and have loud mufflers. He also is a Rock Band Legend and can beat anything on expert (just who you want your teenagers hanging around with, right?).

Favorite Movies: Brave Heart or any epic war movie really, Lord of the Rings. Boondock Saint's. Pretty much anything that makes me laugh. And Fast and the Furious(all of them!)
Favorite TV Shows: Bleach, How I Met Your Mother, TopGear. 
Favorite Books: "Radical reformation". "Blue like Jazz". And in my spare time "Book of Jelly Belly recipes".
Favorite Music: Dave Matthews Band(all time fav). I have been recently been listening to; Jay-Z. Wilco. Conor Oberst. Alison Krauss. City And Colour.
Favorite Dessert: Dessert Calzon from Claim Jumper. Cup cakes. Lava Cake. And since working at element I have developed a love for cookies.
Favorite word or phrase: "May the Force be with you.....Always". And any quote from Dumb and Dumber.

Board Chairman

John & Karin Warren

John is one of our deacons and the chairman of our general board. He can fix just about anything because he has mad engineering skills - but unfortunately he can't fix your stuff as he is always busy fixing Element's stuff.

Favorite Hobby: Wakeboarding and Snowboarding
Favorite Fast Food: Del Taco
Favorite Snack: Tim's Jalapeno Chips
Favorite Car: Pickup Truck
Most Likely to do on the weekend: Walking Rukia (dog) in the field behind my house
Favorite Season: Warmth


Church Dog

Haiti Carlberg

Favorite Movies: The one with that guy and the lazer pointer....
Favorite TV Shows: Pinky and The Brain, House (he throws the ball, a lot), BONES.
Favorite Books: Any hardcover, they give more chewing time.
Favorite Food: Rocks, frisbees, grass, wood, trees in the back yard.
Favorite Dessert: Whatever is on the ground.
Favorite word or phrase: "That's the church dog."